Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Five Widely-Held Misconceptions about Portugal


Well, its' August, so once more I head off to the Mother Land...Well, my mother's land...Well...Oh, screw it. I'm going to spend a month on a Portuguese beach writing, jogging and tanning at a rate dermatologists officially refer to as "non-human."

But before I go I'd like to give you kind folks some pointers about a land few people know about outside of...uh...stuff. So here are Five Widely-Held Misconceptions about Portugal:

* The capital of Portugal is not "Like I could give a rat's ass what the capital of Portugal is."
* Not everyone in Portugal is a fisherman. Some are fisherwomen.
* Portugal was indeed once a superpower, ruling half the world...on paper...the Portuguese lost that paper...along with most of their wallets.
* Despite what analysts say, Portugal's current financial situation is no worse than when the nation was first founded under the belief that an entire economy could be supported solely by cork and cod.
* While the land is indeed still overrun by dragons, the great lizards' language in no way resembles Spanish.

15 comments:

Nil Zed said...

ooh, Portugal. I'd go there.

Dan said...

Cork. Cod. You forgot sweet wine.

Roto13 said...
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Roto13 said...

Portugese Portuguese sounds much, much worse than Brazilian Portuguese. That's all I know about Portugal.

建邱勳 said...

Make hay while the sun shines...................................................

淑張福 said...

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幸平平平平杰 said...

如果你批評他人。你就沒有時間付出愛......................................................................

怡屏 said...

我們必須先有哭泣,才有歡笑;也必須先感到人生的悲哀,然後才感到人生的快樂。................................................................

蕾蕾 said...

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王怡迪 said...

看到大家都留言-我也忍不住說聲---加油..................................................

江仁趙雲虹昆 said...

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panavia999 said...

I live in an area of California with many portuguese immigrants. When I think of things portuguese locally, it's cod, sausage and cheese. When I think of the country of Portugal, I think of the wonderful horses. And yes, cod.

ava n'tesma said...

well and five widely-held
misconceptions about america

not all the portuguese sperm gives birth to John dos Passos and John Philip Sousa
some gives Marciulano's a typical portuguese name like Francesco

Francisco is italian i s´pose

the great city of Marciulanos
near the Nile river
in Al-Gharb

and the big cod tree's
and the floating sea corks

Hey
CorK is in Ireland

and so Bitch Beach und Bad economy
you are talking of Portu-gall's
or California?

ava n'tesma said...

a american blog
no doubt

淑張福 said...
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ava n'tesma said...

wonderful horses
or wonderful big mac's and cars

Francesco or Cisco kid have a little deficit in the explaining bussiness