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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  20/ABR/2010 12:17 PM
Assunto:  L7!!!
Mensagem:  It´s not an expression I use or hear, but it´s recognized.  "Square" has become square.  I only hear older people and foreigners using it.  I do not mean that as a joke.  I think we tend to continue to use slang learned in our youth.  I remember my parents using words that NOBODY else used.  Foreigners seldom have enough exposure to the contexts in which slang can be used for them to become highly proficient at its use.  This happens to you with American slang, and it happens to me with Brazilian slang.  When is it okay to say "cara", and when is it not?  When can I say "capaz", "imagine", "cusco"?  When can you say "random", "sweet", "tight""  This is not something that can be learned easily from a book.  It requires hearing the word in dozens or even hundreds of contexts.  Agreed?  Is that cool with you?  LOL

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
he´s an L4  –  Jazz  19/ABR/2010, 11:11 AM
he´s an L4  –  Fran  19/ABR/2010, 5:33 PM
he´s an L4  –  jazz  19/ABR/2010, 6:13 PM
he´s an L4  –  PPAULO  19/ABR/2010, 7:31 PM
he´s an L4  –  jazz  19/ABR/2010, 7:40 PM
he´s an L4  –  PPAULO  19/ABR/2010, 8:07 PM
L7 ?  –  Dale-USA  20/ABR/2010, 1:19 AM
L7!!!  –  Jazz  20/ABR/2010, 11:46 AM
  L7!!!  –  Dale-USA  20/ABR/2010, 12:17 PM
L7!!!  –  Jazz  20/ABR/2010, 10:02 PM
L7!!!  –  Dale-USA  21/ABR/2010, 3:33 AM

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