2015年12月8日 星期二

dispiritingly bland, stodge, fish and chips, bastion, Swift pint, fish 'n' chips, then business.

The dispiritingly bland Adele and Coldplay are a long way removed from more colourful epochs of UK music, such as the original British Invasion of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

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Music from the UK aims for maximum palatability.
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Communist rule in Poland ended on this day in 1989. The regime did to the country's national cuisine what it did to so much else: it reduced it to bland stodge characterised by poor ingredients, low standards and low expectations http://econ.st /1USCnoF ‪#‎ econarchive‬



A NATION'S cuisine can sometimes provide a nice history lesson. Take Poland, for instance. With Polish food boasting German, Jewish, Russian and Hungarian...
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2004/6/17 看報章學點吃喝英文

【本文下兩語請問瑞麟中:Excuse' mois/ cassoulet。屆時再更新。
第一個問題Excuse' mois正確寫法為Excusez-moi=Excuse me
第二個問題可以叫做什錦砂鍋。
cassoulet [kasulɛ]
nom masculin
sausage and bean hotpot

rl
18:00 2004/61/】

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BBC駐北京記者 林慕蓮:

英國最經典的一道食品炸魚配薯條,終於在中國的首都北京安家落戶。與喝下午茶相比,炸魚配薯條在英國更受歡迎。儘管炸魚配薯條還不像愛爾蘭酒吧那樣在全球各地得到普及,不過BBC駐北京記者林慕蓮在她的來信中說,如果這道英國食品能在北京取得成功,那麼也許炸魚配薯條的名聲會徹底改變。 …….


Swift pint, fish 'n' chips, then business.
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fish and chips noun [U]
fish covered with batter (= a mixture of flour, eggs and milk) and then fried and served with pieces of fried potato


《每日電訊報》刊登了中英兩國領導人喝啤酒的照片。在分享了炸魚和薯條之後,習近平問「鹽和醋在哪裏啊」?



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There is more to British Cuisine than boiled food as traditional dishes are making a comeback. Rashmi Uday Singh makes a case for the last bastion of the Empire.


bastion

(băs'chən, -tē-ən) pronunciation
n.
  1. A projecting part of a fortification.
  2. A well-fortified position.
  3. One that is considered similar to a defensive stronghold: You are a bastion of strength. See synonyms at bulwark.
[French, from Old French bastillon, from bastille, fortress. See bastille.]



Excuse' mois, you French gourmets, but I am going to make a case for British food and of course also for the food in Britain. Sure! you think that British food is all about boiled meats served up with stodge…


Bland - definition of bland by The Free Dictionary

www.thefreedictionary.com/bland

Characterized by a moderate, unperturbed, or tranquil quality, especially: a. Pleasant in manner; smooth: a bland smile. b. Not irritating or stimulating; soothing: ...


stodge pronunciation noun [U] UK INFORMAL DISAPPROVING
heavy food, such as potatoes, bread and rice, which contains too much starch and makes you feel very full stodge 1. 【物】 厚膩的[易使人脹肚子的]食物;枯燥乏味的[無聊的]東西[作品];動作緩慢的人 ;. 暴食,飽食;(在泥濘等中)步履艱難地走

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