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Autor:  Dale-CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  22/SET/2009 3:20 PM
Assunto:  Slang 2

"Slammer" is indeed widely used.  They say it comes the sound the door makes when it "slams shut".  There are other words too:  cooler (you'll hear that in WWII movies), hoosgow (apparently from the Spanish "juzgado"), calaboose (from the Spanish "calabozo"), the pen (penitenciary), the big house, to go up the river (apparently a New York expression referring to going up the river to Sing Sing Prison), etc.  "The hole" is isolation, solitary confinement.  I've always liked "ver o sol quadrado".  Describes it perfectly!

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Slang 2   –  Deivis  21/SET/2009, 8:37 PM
Slang 2   –  Dale-CR  21/SET/2009, 10:50 PM
Slang 2   –  Deivis  22/SET/2009, 2:59 PM
 Slang 2   –  Dale-CR  22/SET/2009, 3:20 PM

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