Sunday, March 21, 2010

The brand new exhibition at the Portuguese Language Museum introduces common mistakes of the language use

If you are a Portuguese language lover and will be in our city or at least will pass through Sao Paulo before June, don't miss the brand new exhibition of the Museu da Língua Portuguesa. It's about the language use and the mistakes people frequently do.

Marcos Bagno, in his book Preconceito Lingüístico, defends the freedom of using the Portuguese language. "Menas: o Certo do Errado" (Menas: The Right of Wrong — Menas is a wrong using of the word menos — minus), brings this discourse to the visual and interactive fields of the Museu da Língua Portuguesa, with word games assembled in a panel with the major mistakes made and much more.

Everything represents our every day little mistakes and how we can make good use of them. The truth is that speaking properly is a myth.

The exhibition is really well made and even though it can be a little bit hard to understand if you are not Portuguese speaker, it is really interesting.

Where: Museu da Língua Portuguesa, Estação da Luz
When: March 16th to June 28th. Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am till 5pm. Today (March 21st) is the forth anniversary of the Museum and to celebrate, they are offering a free visit. Just today!
How much: R$ 6

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