2007年10月24日 星期三

*been booed, cheered, cut, sold, traded, and hung in effigy

Competitiveness, determination, willpower and stamina are attributes common to both athletes and politicians. So, it's not surprising that many athletes turn to politics when their playing career fades. Jack Kemp, Bill Bradley, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve Largent and Tom Osborne are just a few of those who made the transition from sports arena to political office.

運動與政治可略比擬


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"Pro football gave me a good perspective. When I entered the political arena, I had already been booed, cheered, cut, sold, traded, and hung in effigy."Jack Kemp

這句引言值得一注:


cut 多義 要請教丁丁等專家
〔米俗〕 ((否定文で)) 処理する; 【球技】(球を)切る, カットする;

梁: "cut除了是「被弄傷」還另有深意乎?願聞丁詳。"
丁丁:"
會不會是指切掉
從主幹(本隊)切下來
打包賣掉換掉
或直接就是裁掉解僱"
Bill Scherkenbach曰:"Cut means that he was dropped from the team."



Sports.
To strike (a ball) so that it spins in a reverse direction.

ef·fi·gy (ĕf'ə-jē) pronunciation
n., pl. -gies.
  1. A crude figure or dummy representing a hated person or group.
  2. A likeness or image, especially of a person.
━━ n. 像, 肖像; (憎い人をのろうための)人形.
burn [hang] … in effigy 人の人形を焼く[縛り首にする].
idiom:

in effigy

  1. Symbolically, especially in the form of an effigy: The deposed dictator was burned in effigy by the crowd.

[French effigie, from Latin effigiēs, likeness, from effingere, to portray : ex-, ex- + fingere, to shape.]

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Pity the poor despot. Just when he thinks he's got the whole President-for-life thing figured out, someone comes along and changes the rules. For autocrats around the world watching Hosni Mubarak's accelerating fall from power, the lesson seems simple: loosen the reins before it's too late, and you can avoid all the marches, placards and effigy hangings. That, more than anything, is the thinking behind Jordan's King Abdullah pre-emptively sacking his government as nearby Egypt boils.