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Nem Todos Que Vagam Estão Perdidos

I wrote this one during adverb day in the Instagram Language challenge. Adverbs are often linguistic parsley on top of the lamb-chop of language so I often leave them out. This exercise was partly to see if I could place them correctly relative to the verbs they modify. One of the early language-hacking tips I read was to learn adverbs because there are so few of them that a little effort gets you mastery over a whole class of words. I think that’s daft advice tbh, but I’m sharing it in case you find it useful.

Sou tão parvo! Comprei esta t-shirt porque gostei a legenda “Not All Who Wander Are Lost”*. Senti VAGAMENTE que reconheci-o mas não soube de onde. Mas hoje encontrei uma enfermeira** que GENTILMENTE disse-me o que deve ser óbvio para toda a gente (excepto eu): é um dito do Albus Dumbledore! Na realidade, até isso não é verdade porque a frase apareceu ORIGINALMENTE num poema escrito por JRR Tolkien, mas é NORMALMENTE atribuído ao Dumbledore porque hoje em dia quem não é fã de Harry Potter?

*=e porque foi barato

**=Not just a random meeting…

Thanks Larissa, Eriksoncel, Thiago for your help in correcting errors.

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