Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wacky Haiku Wednesday II

As we boldly go where no hack has gone before, we continue on with haiku that combine American English and Brazilian Portuguese.

Monkey Pirates in a Storm by Hayes Roberts
I have been a fan of his art for a long time!
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Moving right along
aprendendo português...
Legal (or cool), ?

"aprendendo português" = "learning Portuguese"
  • Aprendendo [pronounced: "Ah-prehn-dehn-doh"]

  • português [pronounced: "poor-*too-gaze"]
    (*the T is said with a dental stop)

"Legal, né?" = "Cool, huh?" or "Cool, isn't it?"
  • Legal [pronounced: "leh-gal"]

  • ** [pronounced: "neh"]

** is a slang contraction of não é [pronounced: (nasally) "now - eh"]
which means "isn't it."

Although we've only just begun, Wacky Haiku Wednesdays will be on hiatus until July 18th. While camping along the Araguaia River, I will use my downtime to compose a slew of haiku which I will unleash on you when I return.

I'd love to see any of yours, as well! Feel free to contribute to the July 18th installment of Wacky Haiku Wednesdays. (Please remember to keep it clean, folks!)

See you then!


  1. I will be off and on from blogging during July as we have Roo the whole month. Waylon leaves for work at 2:30pm, and as soon as I get home from work, Roo is all mine as mom leaves for work ( she cooks for a couple in the very late 90's). Roo keeps everyone busy as he is always on the go. No chair, no cabinet, nothing is off limits for climbing. It may take me the month of August to recuperate (LOL). Have fun camping and will look forward to Wednesdays.

  2. Alisa,

    Sounds like you will have your hands full in July! See you in August...


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