2007年10月27日 星期六

stuff (EAT), chew, spoilsport, granola

Do our kids need yet another bag of Doritos and a juice box with enough sugar to coat a Honda Odyssey? Can't they just finish playing and have some water?
Call me a spoilsport, but I don't want to bring a team snack. I hate that first day, when the coach's spouse passes around the sign-up sheet so we can schedule what parent brings the communal snack on what day.
Op-Ed Contributor 紐約時報 By HARLAN COBEN , Published: October 27, 2006
Will Play for Food

Canada.com - Don Mills,Ontario,CanadaAmong the latest was by NutriSystem Inc, which announced on Wednesday a voluntary recall of its peanut butter granola bar. On Tuesday, PetSmart Inc, ...




He who stuffs his mouth full cannot chew.
貪多嚼不爛。


chew Show phonetics
verb [I or T]
1 to crush food into smaller, softer pieces with the teeth so that it can be swallowed:
This meat is difficult to chew.
You don't chew your food enough - that's why you get indigestion.

2 to bite something with your teeth, usually in order to taste its flavour:
Would you like some gum to chew?
She gave the children some sweets to chew (on) during the long car journey.
She sat in the dentist's waiting room, nervously chewing (at) (= biting) her nails.

chew Show phonetics
noun [C]
1 an act of chewing something

2 a hard sweet that gets softer the more you chew it

chewy Show phonetics
adjective
describes food that needs to be chewed a lot before it is swallowed:
The meat was tasteless and chewy.



stuff (EAT) Show phonetics
verb INFORMAL
stuff yourself to eat a lot:
They'd been stuffing themselves with snacks all afternoon, so they didn't want any dinner.


granola

n.
Rolled oats mixed with various ingredients, such as dried fruit, brown sugar, and nuts, and used especially as a breakfast cereal.
[Originally a trademark.]


Granola is a breakfast food and snack food consisting of rolled oatsnutshoney and sometimes rice, which is baked until crispy. During the baking process the mixture is stirred to maintain a loose, breakfast cereal type consistency. Dried fruit, particularly raisins or dates, are sometimes also added.

A bowl of granola

spoil・sport


他人の興をそぐ人. (掃興者)
The noun spoilsport has one meaning:
Meaning #1: (informal) someone who spoils (mars) the pleasure of others
Synonyms: killjoy, wet blanket, party pooper


另例:
"Don't cease your dance, sweet girls! No spoil-sport has com to you with an evil eye, no enemy of girls.
I am God's advocate with the Devil; he, however, is the Spirit of Gravity. How could I be enemy to divine dancing, you nimble creatures? or to girls' feet with fair ankles?"

THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA BY NIETZSCHE , Penguine, p.131


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