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Autor:  Dale-CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  28/FEV/2010 9:32 PM
Assunto:  slumber party
Mensagem:  Help me out here.

We do not have a good word for this in English.  In Spanish, however, when something effeminate is done by males, it is called a "mariconada".  (maricón = viado, mariconada = algo que faz alguem do outro time)  Is there an equivalent in Brazilian Portuguese?

If you told an American boy he was going on a sleepover, he probably would be excited about it.  If told him he was going to a slumber party or pyjama party, it would sound like a "mariconada" to him and he would not want to go.  (I am talking about a young boy, not a teen-ager who thinks he is going to sleeping on the floor next to seven teen-aged girls!)    

In my 20s I spent the night in a home (Brazilian-American) where the teen-aged daughter was having a slumber party.  (Yes, they kept me in another room!)  The girls giggled all night long, took turns changing each other's hair styles, painting each other's nails, baking brownies, etc.  As I recall, there were 6-8 girls.  From what I saw and heard, that was a very typical slumber party.

As a boy, I went on a few sleepovers, but there was certainly no parties.  Maybe we watched TV, built a model airplane, etc.  No giggling, no hairdos, no nails, and no brownies unless the mothers made them.   rsrsrs


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slumber party  –  mano  26/FEV/2010, 10:45 AM
slumber party  –  Dale-CR  26/FEV/2010, 11:35 AM
slumber party  –  Dale-CR  26/FEV/2010, 12:16 PM
slumber party  –  Fran  26/FEV/2010, 12:30 PM
slumber party  –  PPAULO  26/FEV/2010, 1:04 PM
slumber party  –  PPAULO  26/FEV/2010, 1:08 PM
slumber party  –  PPAULO  26/FEV/2010, 1:37 PM
slumber party  –  Dale-CR  27/FEV/2010, 12:18 AM
slumber party  –  Fran  27/FEV/2010, 2:52 PM
slumber party  –  PPAULO  27/FEV/2010, 9:21 PM
 slumber party  –  Dale-CR  28/FEV/2010, 9:32 PM
slumber party  –  PPAULO  28/FEV/2010, 10:00 PM

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