Lovely Lisbon: Backyard Patriotism

I love the faded Portuguese flag on the wall πŸ™‚

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34 thoughts on “Lovely Lisbon: Backyard Patriotism

      1. Expat Eye

        πŸ™‚ Will stay in LV a little longer – too much love on my blog at the moment. Need to fix that… then skedaddle! πŸ™‚ Glad you’re having a great time!

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      2. ladyofthecakes Post author

        Not sure you could handle it here… people say weird things like “excuse me” and “thank you”, as they pass you on the pavement… and horror of horrors(!) they even smile back at you.

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      3. Expat Eye

        A girl hit me with her bag (accidentally) at Dublin airport. She immediately swung round and went ‘Oh my god, I’m so sorry!’ That’s when I felt like I was home πŸ˜‰ I’d forgotten how to react though so I just sort of grimaced pathetically πŸ˜‰

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      1. ruthincolorado

        Yes, I’ve missed you all terribly. I’m a freelancer (I think you can relate) and so had to buckle down and submit some proposals for 2014 work. Ah, to be retired… πŸ˜‰ hope you had a great holiday!

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      2. ladyofthecakes Post author

        Ah yes, the freelance life – say no more. I’ve just been away for a week, thought I’d work at least a few hours, but…erm… you know how it is πŸ˜‰ Got a hell of a lot of catching up to do.
        May those proposals fall onto fertile ground!

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      1. Andean

        It’s interesting how different Spanish speaking countries can say the same word a little different, and to mean the same or similar thing.
        Having traveled often to Mexico I have learned a few words I should NOT say there in public, even though in various countries in South America they are quite appropriate.

        BTW I missed all of your December posts. 😦 Just realized this today after I clicked on a post you commented on in another blog. I have some catching up to do. I have not figured out why I have not been able to get to your last post off my bookmarks, and a tapas post in November was the last one coming up. Just thought maybe you were taking a long break from posting…

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      2. ladyofthecakes Post author

        I really enjoy those little differences, and often, the meaning is quite clear. Spain uses the verb “coger” for a million things (catching a bus, landing a job, getting hold of some cigarettes….) , which doesn’t go down so well in Latin America, lol.

        Ooops, the unfathomable workings of the interwebs! I’ve not been slacking off, I assure you πŸ™‚

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      LOL, how embarrassing for you! I’m bound to put my foot in it as soon as I go to a Latin American country… it’s a part of my vocab now, it comes out naturally before I can even think of a synonym.

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  1. Andean

    I suspect no one told me for years :(… and it is a part of my vocab as well being from Ecuador. And when a friend somewhat reveal “its” identity did they were quite amused as I didn’t get their amusement for some time. I am still teased about it… Yeah, at least I can finally laugh about it until my next blunder…..

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