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25 pearls of Brazilian humor

February 27, 2013 4 Comments

Brazil has its share of great aphorisms, those witty, funny, sometimes mean little phrases that prove human nature is not …

Palindromes in Portuguese

January 9, 2012

Palindromes – words and phrases that can be read the same way in both directions – have fascinated people for …

Tragicomic film translations

December 7, 2011 6 Comments

“Vertigo”, the Hitchcock masterpiece with James Stuart and Kim Novak, had its title translated as “A Mulher que Viveu Duas Vezes” (The Woman that Lived Twice) in Portugal – a massive, humongous spoiler.

Brazilian tongue twisters

October 31, 2011

In the Brazilian version of the movie My Fair Lady, when Eliza Doolittle is obliged to recite torturing tongue twisters …

Brazil, Indiana

October 13, 2011 One Comment

Jimmy Hoffa, the trade union leader that mysteriously disappeared in the mid-seventies, was born in Brazil – which has less …

The best Brazilian insults

August 31, 2011 7 Comments

Time for some political incorrectness, folks.
Is there a way of cursing, of insulting someone in Brazil without losing your elegance? …