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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4050 on: July 29, 2019, 09:24:34 AM »
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4051 on: July 29, 2019, 09:40:42 AM »
Apparently, not "American."  :laugh: ??? :-\  I find the irony amusing, but...
Am I mistaking you for someone else, or you're native?

You're probably ~ Imagining~ what people look like.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4052 on: July 29, 2019, 11:18:39 AM »
How does one "look" American apart fron dress?
Someone that looks Nordic, but overweight, with bad teeth and unhealthily burnt skin, looks redneck or hillbilly rather than from anywhere else in the world. They might as well be Boers or southern Brazilians, but you get the point.

Sounds racist! 

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Brazilians are racists.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4053 on: July 29, 2019, 03:53:42 PM »
Clothes and behaviour are actually the best tip for origins, though. Sometimes I realise people who may look phenotypically Brazilian (sometimes even of black skin) are American or European simply from how they're dressed and how they walk around. An Italian friend of mine whose mother is African Brazilian was in the city the last week, extremely well dressed (fine smart casual suit and fedora), and people even hesitated to speak Portuguese to him.

BTW, since he and a friend from upstate was here, I went around as some kind of a touristic guide around Rio, which reminded me of how amazing our good ol' tropical Paris is. I love statues/busts/bas-reliefs (point taken, Catholics) and took pictures with at least three figures I admired. Carlos Drummond de Andrade is one of my favourite poets ever, truly a master of language. Every time someone says literary modernism is trash, I slap their faces with a Drummond compilation. Carlos Gomes was a composer, sometimes internationally reckoned as the greatest opera writer outside Europe. Estácio de Sá was the founder of Rio de Janeiro. I actually descend directly from a cousin of his, which in turn connects me to Portuguese nobility. Nothing special in the last part, though, since everyone in Portugal descends from high nobility. Portuguese nobles were hardcore womanisers and our gene pool is among the least diverse of Europe due to late founder effect.





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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4054 on: July 29, 2019, 04:05:41 PM »
"May the Lord our God remember in His kingdom all Holy Catholic Apostolic Church, which heralds the Word of Truth and fearlessly offers and distributes the Holy Oblation despite human deficiencies and persecutions moved by the powers of this world, in all time and unto the ages of ages."

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4055 on: July 30, 2019, 08:35:15 AM »
Wesley from Texas.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4056 on: July 30, 2019, 10:44:40 AM »
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4057 on: August 24, 2019, 07:39:30 AM »
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4058 on: August 24, 2019, 09:06:35 AM »
What did you write on your cross?
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4059 on: August 24, 2019, 02:19:10 PM »
What did you write on your cross?

It's a secret  :laugh: Anyway, we write some Bible or prayer quotations plus names of living and departated people that are important for us and/or need prayer.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4060 on: August 24, 2019, 04:02:43 PM »
What did you write on your cross?

It's a secret  :laugh: Anyway, we write some Bible or prayer quotations plus names of living and departated people that are important for us and/or need prayer.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #4061 on: September 17, 2019, 10:40:01 PM »
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

Once Christ has filled the Cross, it can never be empty again.

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