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David Myer
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Bravo

Postby David Myer » Thu May 18, 2017 10:02 pm

I understand it comes from the Latin for bold. So why do we shout it at concerts when we mean "Great stuff. Well done"? There must be an interesting history in this one.

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Re: Bravo

Postby Slava » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:30 pm

As it's related to brave, I suppose it makes sense. Wouldn't being particularly good at something indicate a measure of braveness in the learning and execution? Or something along those lines?

If you suddenly lose your nerve, would that be a sign of debravity? :shock:
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