According to this post by the Enigmatic Mermaid, the Brazilian Senate is considering a bill for the “protection, promotion, defense, and use” of the Portuguese language: requirements for use in public communications, replacement of loan words, you know the drill. When will we grow up and move beyond this kind of idiocy? Borrowing is healthy; look at English! Besides, the bill has left the Merm’s “nerves too frayed for blogging.” Stop this madness at once!

Incidentally, the direct link is probably bloggered, and the Mermaid, bizarrely, has no date indicators, only time of day, so you may find the entry hard to find once it slips down a bit. Desculpe.

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