"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.