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Re: Re: Is Portugal Shit? by Kid on 2003-03-12 14:14:04
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.
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