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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  05/ABR/2008 5:04 PM
Assunto:  Shift happens.
 
Mensagem: 

   Shift happens, Lika, likely is a pun in this video.

   A game play with words, the question might be the subject in the given video deals

with the changes (shifts) in the markets, employment, political power, whatever.

   But from the intended pun, by rhyming shift and shit (because it´s a very commom mild

swear sentence this one "shit happens", meaning that bad things happens wether you try avoid them or not.   

    That said, might be a subtle nuance or irony, or sarcasm; in the sense that  the shifts (changes) shown in the video documentary are all but good to the mind of documentarist in question, hence associated to the 'shit' pun.

    I am taking (dangerous) chances in explaining it without watching the video, but chances are that I am in the right direction.

 

   Best wishes, and use euphemisms if you are recreating our opinions in classes.

   For example, if they watched Forrest Gump (if memory serves well is Gump...) you can  say that´s a word play with shift vs shit (in the sense of shit as in the movie in the

part they put "shit happens" in cars, after Forrest put your foot in the cow´s dun).

  

   Hope it helps.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Shift happens   –  Lika  01/ABR/2008, 8:14 PM
Shift happens   –  Breckenfeld  01/ABR/2008, 9:02 PM
Shift happens   –  Lika  01/ABR/2008, 9:59 PM
Shift happens   –  Márcio Farias  01/ABR/2008, 11:10 PM
Shift happens   –  Nayra  01/ABR/2008, 10:15 PM
Shift happens   –  Lika  01/ABR/2008, 11:44 PM
Shift happens   –  Breckenfeld  02/ABR/2008, 5:47 AM
Shift happens   –  Cristiane  02/ABR/2008, 10:01 AM
Taking a shift in the woods  –  Márcio Farias  03/ABR/2008, 2:11 PM
Taking a shift in the woods  –  Lucius  03/ABR/2008, 2:36 PM
Taking a shift in the woods  –  Márcio Farias  03/ABR/2008, 7:37 PM
 Shift happens.  –  PPAULO  05/ABR/2008, 5:04 PM
When the shift hit the fan  –  Márcio Farias  06/ABR/2008, 12:24 PM

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