2008年1月19日 星期六

sophomoric, toupée, naff





  IT IS hard to explain the enduring appeal of Bruce Forsyth—especially, perhaps, to anyone who isn't British. Mr Forsyth, who turns 80 next month, sports a silly toupee and an elongated chin. The jokes he makes in his high-camp nasal voice are too naff for reproduction in an upmarket newspaper.

toupée 
noun [C]
a piece of artificial hair worn by a man to cover part of his head where there is no hair

naff 
adjective UK SLANG
not stylish or fashionable:
His haircut was a bit naff.

naff2 (năfpronunciation
intr.v. Chiefly British Slang.naff·ednaff·ingnaffs.
To fool around or go about: “naffing about in a tutu” (Suzanne Lowry).
phrasal verb:
naff off

  1. Used in the imperative as a signal of angry dismissal.


sophomore Show phonetics
noun [C] US
a student studying in the second year of a course at a US college or high school (= a school for students aged 15 to 18)

sophomoric Show phonetics
adjective US
silly and childish:
a sophomoric sense of humour

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

高中二年級學生最有青春氣息

I try to find ideas from something seemingly unrelated and extrapolate its essence to arrive at new and fresh ideas. That’s a good way to avoid sophomoric statements.

Becoming a Product Designer 可悲的翻譯



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