2016年1月27日 星期三

chambertin, musketeer, notable, simper, self-imposed, Stormtroopers and a simpering,


'Every one of the posturing notables simpering ‘refugees welcome’ should be asked if he or she will take a refugee family into his or her home'


We cannot just give our country away to complete strangers on an impulse...
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But the service turns out to have some interesting self-imposed constraints. Google has created what is the electronic equivalent of a television network's standards and practices department to determine which e-mail messages are suitable for ads and which are not.

I consider it part of my self-imposed job requirement to purchase and try out every new technology.



When Rostand chose to leave Paris and live a quiet life of self-imposed
--> exile in the beautiful French mountains, he offered ill health as the reason; but his intimates knew better.Rostand and his wife, also a poet, lived in a chateau which they built in the Pyrenees, until Rostand's death in 1918



"Eh, gentlemen, let us reckon upon accidents! Life is a chaplet of little miseries which the philosopher counts with a smile. Be philosophers, as I am, gentlemen; sit down at the table and let us drink. Nothing makes the future look so bright as surveying it through a glass of chambertin."
--from "The Three Musketeers" (1844) By Alexandre Dumas, père


Chambertin is an Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) and Grand Cru vineyard for red wine in the Côte de Nuits subregion ofBurgundy, with Pinot noir as the main grape variety. Chambertin is located within the commune of Gevrey-Chambertin, and it is situated approximately in the centre of a group of nine Grand Cru vineyards all having "Chambertin" as part of their name.[1] T




歐洲葡萄園正遭受菌害
作者:英國《金融時報》專欄作家 簡希絲•羅賓遜

在走訪勃艮第(Burgundy)和羅納河谷(Rhône valley)進行2011年份葡萄酒品嘗時,我發現那裏的釀酒人都愁眉苦臉。令他們愁眉不展的,不是2012年糟糕的生長季節和產量降低,而是另外一個更加嚴重而且長期的問題。

此次產區走訪的第一站是奴依丘(Côte de Nuits),在吉弗雷-尚貝坦(Gevrey-Chambertin)村丹尼•巴切雷(Denis Bachelet)管理的酒莊,我意識到了他們目前所遇到的問題的嚴重性。巴切雷(Bachelet)是一位性情溫和的釀酒師,所釀造的葡萄酒非常平衡和內斂。他目前最為擔心的是葡萄園植株的死亡率每年都高達10%-20%,造成這種現象的罪魁禍首是埃斯卡(esca),一種專門攻擊葡萄植株木質部的真菌。


self-imposed adjective
decided by yourself, without being influenced or ordered by other people
CONSTRAINT日用語;2 [U] FORMAL unnatural behaviour which is sometimes the result of forcing yourself to act in a particular way:】
self-imposed Show phonetics
adjective
decided by yourself, without being influenced or ordered by other people:
The end of the year was their self-imposed deadline for finishing the building work.
After the military coup, the family left for self-imposed exile in America.


Stormtroopers and a simpering,
Can Hitler be a hit? Musical "The Producers" takes the stage in Berlin

They sing, they dance, they conquer.
France! Stormtroopers and a simpering, silly Hitler take the stage in the Berlin production of musical comedy "The Producers". Is Germany ready to laugh at its own taboos?

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew0wgdI44va89pI3

The Stormtroopers (in German Stoßtruppen, "shock troops") were specialist military troops which were formed in the last years of World War I as the German army developed new methods of attacking enemy trenches, called "infiltration tactics". Men trained in these methods were known in German as Sturmmann (correctly "assault man" but usually translated as Stormtrooper), formed into companies of Sturmtruppen ("assault troops", more often and less exactly Storm Troops). Other armies have also used the term "assault troops", "shock troops" or fireteams for specialist soldiers who perform the infiltration tasks of stormtroopers.

simper
v.-pered-per·ing-persv.intr.
To smile in a silly, self-conscious, often coy manner.
v.tr.
To utter or express with a silly, self-conscious, often coy smile: simpered a lame excuse.
n.
A silly, self-conscious, often coy smile.
[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]
simperer sim'per·er n.
simperingly sim'per·ing·ly adv.
simper
ˈsɪmpə/
verb
  1. 1.
    smile in an affectedly coquettish, coy, or ingratiating manner.
    "she simpered, looking pleased with herself"
    synonyms:smile affectedly, smile coquettishly, giggletittersmirk, look coy
    "she simpered, looking pleased with herself"
noun
  1. 1.
    an affectedly coquettish, coy, or ingratiating smile or gesture.
    "an exaggerated simper"





Full Definition of NOTABLE

1
:  a person of note :  notability
2
plural often capitalized :  a group of persons summoned especially in monarchical France to act as a deliberative body

Examples of NOTABLE

  1. The guest list included such notables as the President and First Lady.
  2. They introduced her to all the local notables.

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