LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||14/JUL/2009 2:40 PM|
|Assunto:||to Dale, A note on modern life: roupas no varal|
I am with you on the bathroom size. It gets to the point it is even odd.
For me it seems that the U.S. is much more standardized when it comes to a bathroom or a kitchen.
But in Brazil possibly because of the economy being really tight decade after decade people will make renovations in their homes themselves or used a self-employed (autonomo) contractor who will pretty much do as he is told to.
The contractor can say "that's weird but if you really want it I'll do it anyway".
Most of the time the home-owners will design the project themselves on a piece of paper and the contractor will follow that making the adjustments.
Then there's the "gambiarras" (some kind of improvisation) - sometimes those "gambiarras" will endure years and years before being taken down.
"Gambiarra" is something very easy to find!
Some guys will tell you "I really have never done what you want but I sure can make a "gambiarra" if you want me too".
I am not a Paraibana, but I have to beat the tap with the "Havaiana"... see it rhymed.
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