Editorials Practice Makes Imperfect March 25, 1998 Share 1 -- "I give tours to Brazil. I had a rather elderly U.S. gentleman who did his best to practice his Portuguese. He was constantly asking me how to say 'thank you' in Portuguese. I would tell him 'obrigado' (oh-Bree-gaw-do), and he would go off practicing it. Finally, when we were leaving Brazil to return to the U.S., he decided to try it out. When he got to the airline gate to show his boarding pass, the Brazilian ticket counter person said 'thank you' in English. The nice elderly U.S. gentleman looked him in the eye and said, 'Acapulco!' True story."-- Dennis McConnell, Brazil-U.S. Friendship Tours Inc.