Piadas Traduzidas: THE POOR FARMER

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Mark G. Nash e Willians Ramos Ferreira

The Poor Farmer

A man owned a small farm in North Carolina. The North Carolina Wage Office & Hours Department claimed he was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to investigate.

“I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,” demanded the agent.

“Well,” replied the farmer, “there’s my farm hand who’s been with me for 3 years. I pay him $400.00 a week plus free room and board.

The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $300.00 per week plus free room and board.

Then there’s the half-wit. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $10.00 a week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of Bourbon every Saturday night. He also sleeps with my wife occasionally.”

That’s the guy I want to talk to… the half-wit,” says the Agent.

That would be me,” replied the farmer.

Cf. Mais Piadas em Inglês

  • the poor farmer > o pobre fazendeiro
  • owned a small farm > tinha um pequeno sítio
  • the North Carolina Wage Office & Hours Department > o Departamento de Supervisão de Horas e Remuneração salariais da Carolina do Norte
  • claimed > alegou
  • was not paying proper wages > não estava pagando salários adequados
  • to his help > para os seus empregados
  • employees > funcionários
  • demanded > exigiu
  • farm hand > peão
  • plus free room and board > além de alojamento e comida
  • the cook > a cozinheira
  • then there’s the half-wit > ah, tem também o otário
  • makes about $10.00 > tira por volta de $10,00
  • a week > por semana
  • a bottle of Bourbon > uma garrafa de Bourbon (uísque)
  • that’s the guy I want to talk to > esse é o cara com quem eu quero falar
  • that would be me > esse sou eu

Referência: “Sorria, você está praticando inglês!“, de Mark G. Nash e Willians Ramos Ferreira, Disal Editora, 2010. Leia a sinopse.

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luiz
luiz
11 anos atrás

Beleza quanto mais humor mais facil de aprender

Claudinei Rugal
Claudinei Rugal
11 anos atrás

auahssh muito boum aprender inglês assim com humor e muita riqueza nas informações aqui.

Tahis Beraldo
Tahis Beraldo
11 anos atrás

Love it… I can see myself in this farmer’s shoes.

Ivan
Ivan
11 anos atrás

Haaha, muito boa.
Wonderful.