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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  25/ABR/2008 12:51 PM
Assunto:  tad rash
Mensagem:  I have no idea, Breckenfeld.

Instead of "tad", you will sometimes here "wee" and "skosh".  "Wee", of course, comes from the Scots.  "A wee lass" = A small girl  There's a series of songbooks entitles "Wee Sing", a play on the words "we" and "wee".  "Skosh" comes from Japanese (sukoshi).  I was surprised to find it used by a pants company about a year ago.  The ad said that the pants were a "skosh" looser in the seat.  My guess is that the ad was directed at American ex-servicemen who had been in Japan in the 1950s and had learned a few basic words.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
tad rash  –  mano  25/ABR/2008, 10:54 AM
tad rash  –  Dale/CR  25/ABR/2008, 11:40 AM
tad rash  –  Breckenfeld  25/ABR/2008, 12:20 PM
 tad rash  –  Dale/CR  25/ABR/2008, 12:51 PM
tad rash  –  Tad provenance  25/ABR/2008, 7:13 PM

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