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mais sujo que pau de galinheiro

11:25 May 29, 2007
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Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Slang
Portuguese term or phrase: mais sujo que pau de galinheiro
Fiquei mais sujo que pau de galinheiro com os mômios da terra.

(Aqui, os mômios da terra são os generais e militares brasileiros)
Ben Kohn
United Kingdom


Summary of answers provided
5 +3I was very discredited/dishonored/disgraced/shamed by the militaries
amj_services (X)
4 +1lower than a snake's belly
Amy Duncan (X)
5lower than whale sh*t i on the ocean floor
airmailrpl
4I found myself (stuck) in the/a mud (of corruption, of lies etc)
Denise Miranda


Discussion entries: 1





  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
lower than a snake's belly


Explanation:
They made me look/feel lower than a snake's belly.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lower than a ...'s+belly

Amy Duncan (X)
Brazil
Local time: 06:42
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 24

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Adriana Fonseca
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Adriana!
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
I found myself (stuck) in the/a mud (of corruption, of lies etc)


Explanation:
I suggest that, as you asked for an expression!

Denise Miranda
Local time: 06:42
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 4
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +3
fiquei mais sujo que pau de galinheiro
I was very discredited/dishonored/disgraced/shamed by the militaries


Explanation:
...or by his 'participation/collaboration' with the militaries...(depending on the rest of the text)

Provérbios Brasileiros
Gaúcho:
'mais sujo que pau de galinheiro'
dishonest, disgraceful, untrustworthy, fraudulent, unscrupulous

sujo -ja
Ficar sujo. 1. Desmerecer no conceito alheio.
Aurélio

-ficar sujo com
• (colloq.) to be on someone's blacklist, discredited
© Webster's

http://desciclo.pedia.ws/wiki/Edir_Macedo

http://praticaradical.blogspot.com/2007/04/novo-presidente-d...
Novo presidente do BNDS mais sujo que pau de galinheiro na CVM

http://www.galpaovirtual.com.br/carregaframe.php?pagina=dita...
ditados gaúchos

http://www.midiaindependente.org/en/blue/2005/04/314111.shtm...
Romero Jucá - Mais sujo que pau de galinheiro
Tentando limpar a imagem negativa, Romero jucá admite que passou bens para os parentes.



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Note added at 1 day1 hr (2007-05-30 13:08:48 GMT)
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A few expressions that come to my mind...
'as crooked as a barrel of snakes'
'as crooked as a dog's hind leg'
'as crooked as an eleven dollar bill (AmE)//...as a 9 bob note (BrE)'

'The fascist gorillas/military blowhards/grunts made me look as...'

Check out:
- AmeriSpeak, expressions of our American ancestors
- http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/42/messages/268.htm...
- http://www.answers.com/topic/grunt
"The term grunt is slang for an infantryman in the U.S. military and some of the other armed forces of the English speaking world, in both the Army and the Marines.
e.g. Frontschwein in German, poilu in French, sardo in Spanish and "milico" in Chile and other South American countries."



amj_services (X)
Germany
Local time: 11:42
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Denise Miranda
1 min
  -> Gracias

agree  Marcelo Gonçalves: That's exactly it!
51 mins
  -> Gracias!

agree  rob_lloyd (X): i personally like 'the fascist gorillas made me look as crooked as a dog's hind leg' hehehe
2 days 1 hr
  -> me too! :-)
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26 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
lower than whale sh*t i on the ocean floor


Explanation:
Calendar Of Updates > VXers release 'London bombing' Trojan
Thats just lower than whale sh*t on the ocean floor I keep hearing a song in my head now that goes, ...You've waged a war of nerves .
www.dozleng.com/updates/lofiversion/index.php/t5633.html -

Firsthand Account Of Mother Sheehan's Arrest
This woman is lower than whale sh*t on the ocean floor.
www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1497100/posts

US to Iraqis: Relax, It’s Just A ‘Barrier’ | Air America Radio
to be lower than whale sh*t on the ocean floor! If a Republican or a Conservative did that, you libtards would cry foul and get all bent out of shape, ...
www.airamerica.com/node/3611

COMICON.com: Well, that's that
You aren't even man enough to defend your scummy scheme. You really are beneath contempt, aren't you? Lower than whale sh*t on the ocean floor. ...
www.comicon.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/ubb/get_topic/f/6/t/0118...

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Note added at 26 days (2007-06-25 01:06:57 GMT)
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typo corrrection:
lower than whale sh*t on the ocean floor

airmailrpl
Brazil
Local time: 06:42
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 20
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