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  • From wikipedia, "Funk Carioca ("Funk from Rio" in Brazilian Portuguese), also known as Brazilian Funk (which also relates to a 1970's musical style), Favela Funk and, elsewhere in the world, Baile Funk, is a type of dance music from Rio de Janeiro, derived from and superficially similar to Miami Bass, with deep rapid beats and aggressive vocals. In Rio it is most often simply known as Funk, although it is very different musically from what Funk means in most other places — including Brazil itself."

    March 23, 2008

  • Type of MPB, made popular by Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gill

    March 23, 2008

  • Musica popular brasileira....musical genre that started in Brazil during the 1960s and 1970s (under a dictatorship)

    March 23, 2008

  • Brazilian music genre...melancholic, started in the 19th century before Bossa Nova...from wikipedia, "Originally choro was played by a trio of flute, guitar and cavaquinho (a small chordophone with four strings). Other instruments commonly played in choro are the mandolin, clarinet, and saxophone. These melody instruments are backed by a rhythm section composed of guitar, 7-string guitar (playing bass lines) and light percussion, such as a pandeiro. The cavaquinho appears sometimes as a melody instrument, other times as part of the rhythm."

    March 23, 2008

  • Hey stranger...
    Went on holiday, got a new job, trying to make some time in my life...how's you?

    March 18, 2008

  • Susie Q, Credence Clearwater Revival and Rolling stones did it no?

    February 13, 2008

  • The flamboyant re-telling of a Pages memoirs, set in ye olde times, who receives notes (not unlike sms text messages of today) by his far older and closeted master.

    February 5, 2008

  • Someone wrote a song about you....:)

    February 5, 2008

  • Scrubs

    As in..
    I don't want no scrub
    a scrub is a guy that can't get no love from me
    hanging out the passenger side
    of his best friend's ride
    trying to holler at me

    TLC

    February 5, 2008

  • Something United Airlines just did

    February 5, 2008

  • Don't know if this one counts....Linux

    February 5, 2008

  • Patent (also patronize)

    February 5, 2008

  • Scone (this one drives me nuts...I actually think how Americans say it is acceptable in parts of the UK, just not where I'm from).

    February 5, 2008

  • nuclear (think of Bush saying this)

    February 5, 2008

  • basil, controversy

    February 5, 2008

  • banal

    February 5, 2008

  • Tunisia

    February 5, 2008

  • Advertisement

    February 5, 2008

  • Clerk

    February 5, 2008

  • Derby

    February 5, 2008

  • Originally a yoruba goddess passed down to Brazilians who celebrate Candomble, Iemanja is the goddess of the sea, celebrated on new years eve.

    Jorge Amado wrote his novel, Mar Morto (Sea of Death) about the desperate romantic (?) life of fishermen and their relationship with Iemanja. There are some who argue that the success of his novel made Candomble (and Umbanda, a variation on the same afro-catholic theme) trendy....(I'm not one of them :))

    February 4, 2008

  • Someone native to Rio

    February 4, 2008

  • hopefully not, of course

    February 4, 2008

  • Hopefully not.....of course

    February 4, 2008

  • The heartwarming story of an Afghan bakery....

    February 3, 2008

  • Set in a South American country of anglophile customs, a group of terrorists decide to use pantomimes to further their cause. At the end the government sneaks upon the terrorists (the audience stage whispering "they're behind you") and take down the show...

    February 3, 2008

  • Hmm, how about: Bees knees, cats meow, cats pyjamas....

    February 3, 2008

  • I knew you'd like this site....without a doubt it makes you a bigger nerd. But you dress well...so who cares?

    *admiring the purple beret*, how very mid 80s.

    January 31, 2008

  • Gordon Bennett!


    January 30, 2008

  • Ay caramba!....Spanish expression made famous by Bart Simpson

    January 30, 2008

  • Grant (depends where you come from I suppose. )

    January 29, 2008

  • Vitamin, Iran, water (every day I repeat myself on this one), Route.

    January 29, 2008

  • Today....

    January 29, 2008

  • I thought Fergie invented "flossy" in her Glamorous song...but it turns out lots of people use it....I just wasn't hip enough. Curse of the queen.

    January 29, 2008

  • Hmmm...not sure if all of these count.

    Fahrvergnügen - as in the Volkswagon ad...

    Realpolitik

    Cause celebre

    bon mot

    Bel espirit

    deja vu

    Au contraire

    vis-a-vis

    pret-a-porter

    Respondez, s'il vous plait (RSVP)

    tete-a-tete

    savoir faire

    pied-a-terre

    piece de resitance




    January 28, 2008

  • .....I came across bacon-flavoured mints the other day...talking of which.

    January 27, 2008

  • Pippo - Hello Kittys friend.

    January 27, 2008

  • fairly certain there's a Clinton joke I can make...think think think :)

    January 27, 2008

  • = a tenner

    denomination of money.

    January 27, 2008

  • Up there on my list of favourites....

    January 27, 2008

  • Inspired by Fauxlyrical c/o Goatboy...anyone from Preston would tell you it's actually "Ecky thump"...then bastardized by the White Stripes. The song makes up for it tho'.


    January 27, 2008

  • fo' shizzle


    January 27, 2008

  • In Brazilian portuguese it's the name of a skimpy male y-front type bathing suit.

    January 27, 2008

  • My father used to tell me to stop "faffing" about....

    Made me giggle everytime. Much to his chagrin.

    January 27, 2008

  • What's this malarky about anyways?

    January 27, 2008

  • Description of US politics?

    January 27, 2008

  • Completely hideous word for goosebumps.

    Goosebumps is so much sweeter. Although now I think about it...a bumping goose? Wtf?

    January 27, 2008

  • One of the more ludicrous phobias....

    January 27, 2008

  • Least you didn't choose the Durian....


    January 24, 2008

  • Takes one to know one...*chucks you a kumquat*

    January 24, 2008

  • Pimpmeister! I missed yer arse.

    January 24, 2008

  • I love it too...who wants to eat them. They sound so kinky :)

    January 24, 2008

  • As in the aberrant lifestyle I've been living lately can't continue...

    January 24, 2008

  • So it's not that Goatboy, does it mean it might be THAT Goatboy instead? :- )

    Hiya nerdie wordie.

    January 24, 2008

  • Perpetually boggled by the number of social networking sites online...

    January 22, 2008

  • Confuzzled: What I feel when attempting to use this site...

    January 22, 2008

  • to waffle: to ramble on endlessly

    January 22, 2008

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  • Only one list?

    Does that make me more nerdy than you?

    January 30, 2008

  • Takes one to know one...*chucks you a kumquat*

    January 24, 2008

  • We are very sad people

    January 24, 2008

  • Another sprout fan here. Yum.

    January 24, 2008

  • You have a lovely username. I'm a big fan of the sprout myself.

    January 23, 2008

  • Hi BP, don't be confuzzled! Feel free to email if I can help point the way with anything (john-at-wordie.org), or ask around--folks around here are friendly.

    You're not alone in finding it a bit odd at first. I keep meaning to write some sort of help/FAQ/intro guide, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

    January 22, 2008