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Re: Is Portugal Shit? by Moliko on 2003-03-11 18:39:20
Do you know a little bit about WORLD HISTORY ???? or do you think that before USA there was nothing? Nowadays we are a small country, economicaly inferior to our european brothers like the French or the Germans but we were a great nation some centuries ago (XV and XVI centuries). Spain and Portugal ruled the world (economically speaking). For more information search for The Tordesilhas Treaty... i can say that we are a proud people, with traditions and we like it.. In second: foreign languages are teached in our public schools so every child, teenager and young adult knows to speak, to read and to write other languages like english or french. In third: Like in ALL countries there are common names.. Maria and Antonio are the most commom but there are also others like Fernando, Teresa, Rodrigo, Diogo, Joana and more... In fourth: Do you know that Brazil was a Portuguese colony?? If you dont i sent you back to my first point and learn some world history. This was only to say that we share a lot of traditions with the Brazilians and in many ways they are like us... but with better weather and girls :) And with this i conclude my argument... maybe you visited the wrong places in Portugal...
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|Re: Re: Is Portugal Shit? by Kid on 2003-03-12 14:14:04 | Reply to this|
Jeepers, I grow weary of this. I feel bad in a different way. I feel bad that other people don't take the care to read or understand. So, then Moliko.
1. Yes, I'm fully aware of the history before the U.S.A., did it ever occur to you that maybe not everybody is from America? And yes, as I have said, Portugal has a proud maritime tradition, it has colonies on many continents...of the top of my head..Brazil (S. America), Mozambique (Africa). I know as well there were places like Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome?
2. Yes, I expect everyone learns modern foreign languages, but I am talking about language history...and there has been precious little influence onto the Portuguese tongue over time (Tras-os-Montes, you say? But how isolated is that area?). This is something that will change, as the rest of the world will, as the technology is primarily termed in American English.
3. Yes, like in all countries the names can be the same. However, upto about 4/5 generation ago, Portugal was singular in its regulatory names - unlike Brazil, famous for its wide range of names (and 'inho' suffix). Hence the joke at the end.
4. I refer you to both my answer to point 1, and to the first point in this chain. And then some of the others.