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Posts Tagged: culture

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When I’m on a long-distance call with someone who just repeats himself endlessly

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Having a conversation about politics with someone who has the opposite ideological beliefs as you

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When I meet someone for a second time and I have no recollection of them, but he/she remembers me

(which invariably happens with Brazilians)

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When I discovered that Itamaraty’s list of professions for Brazilians trying to renew their passports includes “philosopher” (but groups “photographer” with a bunch of other professions)

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When my husband chats with West African cabbies and he tells them he’s from Brazil

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When a really wealthy Brazilian asks about my experiences in Brazil

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When you’re chatting with an American and you both run out of things to talk about

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When you’re talking to a Brazilian and you both run out of things to say

(Except much more polite and natural. Brazilians are so good at small talk.)

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When I realize I’m getting strung along for an interview that will never happen by someone who will never say “no”

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When I discovered what mocotó was

(Image via Cute Overload)

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When Brazilian immigrants in New York discover that Cuban and Dominican food is pretty similar to Brazilian food