NEWS DIGEST 15.04.2020: Trump speaks up for the shale industry, while the US people demand virus tests

  Today’s news comes via my own private Twitter account (you can follow me at @VShah1984). US President Donald Trump engaged in some of his trademark traditional self-promotion, tweeting an article from the Wall Street Journal where he was said … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 15.04.2020: Trump speaks up for the shale industry, while the US people demand virus tests

HEI FRANGUEIRO, COMO VAI?: Brazil’s World Cup soccer slang

If you are fortunate enough to be one of those exceptionally lucky visitors to Brazil during the World Cup now in full swing there, you will have noticed two inescapable things about the country. One is the Portuguese language. Portuguese is the national tongue and is spoken over the majority of the country. A legacy of the Portuguese empire that once ruled over Brazil until the 19th century, the local flavour of the language has its own expressions, spellings and idioms. Coupled with the distinct sing-song accent, Brazil’s Portuguese is very different from the Portuguese used in its former colonial … Continue reading HEI FRANGUEIRO, COMO VAI?: Brazil’s World Cup soccer slang