1. The new spelling agreement
Or the so-called acordo ortográfico. Although it was approved in 1990, it’s only been five years since the whole country started spelling the words our parents taught us unnaturally. Nowadays, every time we see these old words written in new ways, we curse the skies and wonder what Camões would have to say about this blasphemy. I mean don’t take me wrong, but if this was an ‘agreement,’ shouldn’t we agree too?
Surely our Politicians are aware that when they change the spelling of “facto” (fact) to fato (suit), they’re only going to increase our rate of dyslexia.