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Re: Political Turmoil in Brazil
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2016, 02:53:00 PM »
Try putting this in Google Translate:

O presidente interino do brasil é o temer

The 't' in 'temer' has to be lowercase for it to work.

 :snicker:
Temer: To fear?

Yep.

Please pardon me while I indulge my love for etymological diversions.  ;)

In English we have "timorous" which comes from the same Latin root. However we also have "temerity" which means "excessive boldness; rashness; foolhardiness, recklessness." At some point we had a contronym "temerous," which meant both "foolhardiness" and "timidity." Some scholar looked to the original Latin, in which the word for "to fear" is timēre, while temeritās signified "rashness," and the contranym fell by the wayside.
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Re: Political Turmoil in Brazil
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2016, 06:15:44 AM »
Try putting this in Google Translate:

O presidente interino do brasil é o temer

The 't' in 'temer' has to be lowercase for it to work.

 :snicker:
Temer: To fear?

Yep.

Please pardon me while I indulge my love for etymological diversions.  ;)

In English we have "timorous" which comes from the same Latin root. However we also have "temerity" which means "excessive boldness; rashness; foolhardiness, recklessness." At some point we had a contronym "temerous," which meant both "foolhardiness" and "timidity." Some scholar looked to the original Latin, in which the word for "to fear" is timēre, while temeritās signified "rashness," and the contranym fell by the wayside.

(English) Timorous: Showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or a lack of confidence.
"a timorous voice"

(Spanish) Temeroso, -sa: Fearful.
"una voz temerosa"

Very interesting.  :chin:


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Re: Political Turmoil in Brazil
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2016, 10:17:53 PM »
Try putting this in Google Translate:

O presidente interino do brasil é o temer

The 't' in 'temer' has to be lowercase for it to work.

 :snicker:
Temer: To fear?

Yep.

Please pardon me while I indulge my love for etymological diversions.  ;)

In English we have "timorous" which comes from the same Latin root. However we also have "temerity" which means "excessive boldness; rashness; foolhardiness, recklessness." At some point we had a contronym "temerous," which meant both "foolhardiness" and "timidity." Some scholar looked to the original Latin, in which the word for "to fear" is timēre, while temeritās signified "rashness," and the contranym fell by the wayside.

Interesting. :popcorn:
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Re: Political Turmoil in Brazil
« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2016, 11:52:38 PM »
Interesting. :popcorn:

I have to own up that the bit about the anonymous scholar is pure conjecture on my part. Sorry for the derail.  :-\
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Re: Political Turmoil in Brazil
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2016, 01:49:46 AM »
Interesting. :popcorn:

I have to own up that the bit about the anonymous scholar is pure conjecture on my part. Sorry for the derail.  :-\

No worries, I like etymological diversions. :grin:
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Re: Political Turmoil in Brazil
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2016, 02:02:50 AM »
Interesting. :popcorn:

I have to own up that the bit about the anonymous scholar is pure conjecture on my part. Sorry for the derail.  :-\

No worries, I like etymological diversions. :grin:
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I'm sorry, too.  :-\
I don't have 'a thing' for etymological diversions, but I do have 'a thing' for derailing...with, or without a gif.  :shifty:


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Re: Political Turmoil in Brazil
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2016, 09:39:11 PM »
Interesting. :popcorn:

I have to own up that the bit about the anonymous scholar is pure conjecture on my part. Sorry for the derail.  :-\

No worries, I like etymological diversions. :grin:
*Ahem*
I'm sorry, too.  :-\
I don't have 'a thing' for etymological diversions, but I do have 'a thing' for derailing...with, or without a gif.  :shifty:

It feels odd that you apologise to me, I'm possibly one of the biggest derailers of HAF. :snicker:
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Re: Political Turmoil in Brazil
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2016, 12:26:32 PM »
Trump's victory in the US is just part of a wider picture affecting many countries. The rise of the right, or ascension of the troglodytes as I like to call them, is certainly worrisome, and what I saw as a remote possibility in my own country becomes more and more real.

Meet Brazil's Donald Trump: He's Deliberately Outrageous and He Wants to Be President

Ultra-conservative Jair Bolsonaro was a leading figure in the impeachment process against democratically elected Dilma Rousseff. His homophobic, racist, misogynist, pro-torture remarks are reminiscent of Trump's dribble, and the more I thought there is just no possible way this guy could win an election the more I saw his supporters swell their ranks. There are still two years to go until the next election (if the illegitimate government doesn't keep it from happening), and a lot can happen in that time. 

Beam me up Scotty. Anyone? :abduct:
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Re: Political Turmoil in Brazil
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2016, 02:47:58 PM »
Politicized media... we ought to have a thread about it, ought we not?

For my part, I would appreciate the news trying a bit harder to remain bias-free.
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Re: Political Turmoil in Brazil
« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2016, 03:16:37 PM »
That would be an interesting idea for a thread. :smilenod:

'Media illiteracy' and lack of critical thinking bother me more than media being politicised and having their own agendas, especially where the majority of people are not highly educated. There's a lot of potential for baffling stupidity here.  Not just potential, there is a lot of stupidity that's quickly infecting a growing number of people like some insidious mental virus.

I would rather people think when watching or reading the news or listening to the radio with partisan commentators than not think at all that have the media feed them numbers and facts. 
 
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Re: Political Turmoil in Brazil
« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2017, 02:26:25 AM »
There's a very good chance that the acting president will also be impeached! :party:  He has been implicated in yet another corruption scandal, to add to the growing list.

That snake will probably go to jail. Hopefully. I mean, if there's any justice in this world...  :notsure:

Meanwhile, political and economic instability ensues. Yay.
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Re: Political Turmoil in Brazil
« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2017, 05:09:07 AM »
There's a very good chance that the acting president will also be impeached! :party:  He has been implicated in yet another corruption scandal, to add to the growing list.

That snake will probably go to jail. Hopefully. I mean, if there's any justice in this world...  :notsure:

Meanwhile, political and economic instability ensues. Yay.

That's good news if he does. If Donald Duck gets into enough trouble we can get rid of him as well. Maybe we can just have a new election if we try hard enough.
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: Political Turmoil in Brazil
« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2017, 10:41:38 PM »
Brazil protests: Ministerial building set on fire during clashes.

I worry about my father, who works very near that location.

ETA: I was able to get in touch with him, he's fine, thankfully some people higher up had the foresight and knew that the whole thing would go to shit and sent everyone home early.
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Re: Political Turmoil in Brazil
« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2017, 10:57:16 PM »
There's a very good chance that the acting president will also be impeached! :party:  He has been implicated in yet another corruption scandal, to add to the growing list.

That snake will probably go to jail. Hopefully. I mean, if there's any justice in this world...  :notsure:

Meanwhile, political and economic instability ensues. Yay.

That's good news if he does. If Donald Duck gets into enough trouble we can get rid of him as well. Maybe we can just have a new election if we try hard enough.

You never know. ;)

I think the US justice system works better when compared to the Brazilian one, our institutions are either bought or weak, so I don't know if anything will amount to anything around here. I get the impression that is a politician breaks the law over there, he or she is shown the door whereas here they buy both their way out and people's silence.   
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