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Autor:  Dale-CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  24/AGO/2009 1:38 PM
Assunto:  Velório.
Mensagem:  Very interesting!  Think I'll hang up my tennies in Oz.  If I can go out with a good beer, I don't want to go.

In the USA, after the funeral there is often a gathering in the home of a relative of the deceased.  I don't recall if there is a special name for it.  I don't believe, however, that it's called a wake.  Food is usually served.  Sometimes alcohol is available.  People tend to talk about almost everything other than why they are together.

I can't think of the name of it, but there was a play in the USA supposedly based on actual conversations at the wake of man who died in Appalachia (a mountainous area known for poverty).  It was comical, although I imagine the deceased enjoyed it less than the audience when they attended it in play form in a theater.  As I recall, the play ends when dawn approaches and the preparations for the burial begin. 

And, of course, there's "Finnigan's Wake".

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
velorio  –  Jei  23/AGO/2009, 5:01 PM
velorio  –  PPAULO  23/AGO/2009, 5:37 PM
Velório.  –  PPAULO  23/AGO/2009, 5:42 PM
Velório.  –  Noelle  23/AGO/2009, 7:53 PM
Velório.  –  Dale-CR  23/AGO/2009, 9:09 PM
Velório.  –  P. Ail  24/AGO/2009, 4:33 AM
 Velório.  –  Dale-CR  24/AGO/2009, 1:38 PM
Velório.  –  Alive in Oz  26/AGO/2009, 4:49 AM
Velório.  –  PPAULO  28/AGO/2009, 4:22 PM

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