domingo, julho 18, 2004

"O Português Sem Mestre"

Acerca da utilização do termo posta em lugar de entrada ou lançamento.


  1. s. f.
    talhada ou pedaço de peixe ou carne;
    (fig.) cargo com alta remuneração;
    esta remuneração;
    (Do lat. posta-, «posta», part. pass. fem. de poněre, «pôr; pôr de lado; pôr na mesa»)

  2. s. f.
    estação de muda de cavalos das antigas diligências;
    administração do correio.
    (Do it. posta, «correio», pelo fr. poste, «id.»)

"In North America the black bear was seen by [Samuel] Hearne swimming for hours with widely open mouth, thus catching, like a whale, insects in the water. Even in so extreme a case as this, if the supply of insects were constant, and if better adapted competitors did not already exist in the country, I can see no difficulty in a race of bears being rendered, by natural selection, more and more aquatic in their structure and habits, with larger and larger mouths, till a creature was produced as monstrous as a whale."
Darwin, Charles; "The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" (On the origin and transitions of organic beings with peculiar habits and structure)