2008年8月24日 星期日

deter, disarmament, submarine, sultry, polygamy and polya

Japan, Australia urge UN on disarmament
The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Japan and Australia will jointly call on the United Nations to adopt a resolution urging all atomic states to cut their nuclear arms speedily, a Japanese ...


The Wall Street Journal leads its world-wide newsbox with Sen. John McCain announcing that he would reduce the number of nuclear weapons in the United States if he's elected president. In a speech that aides said marked a break with President Bush, McCain vowed to work more closely with Russia on nuclear disarmament. Although McCain said nuclear weapons are "still important to deter an attack" he emphasized that "we must seek to do all we can to ensure that nuclear weapons will never again be used."


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Icahn Steps Up Yahoo Attack,
Seeks Yang's Ouster as CEO

By GREGORY ZUCKERMAN and JESSICA E. VASCELLARO
Investor Carl Icahn is stepping up his rhetoric against Yahoo Inc., accusing the Internet company's chief executive officer, Jerry Yang, and its board of being disingenuous about their willingness to consider Microsoft Corp.'s acquisition offer and of taking costly steps to deter any deal.

It's a pleasant thought to consider as we enjoy our last shaved ice of the season on a still sultry evening, keeping in mind our forebears, who called the Red Planet Natsu-hiboshi, the Chinese characters which mean "summer's day star."
--The Asahi Shimbun, Aug. 23(IHT/Asahi: September 1,2008)


The Carla Effect

Published: June 22, 2008
The French are different from you and me.
Yes, they have Sarkozy.
And they have Carla.
And they have “the Carla effect,” as it’s known in Paris.
If an American first lady, or would-be first lady, described herself as a “tamer of men” and had a “man-eating” past filled with naked pictures, Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton, sultry prone CD covers, breaking up marriages, bragging that she believes in polygamy and polyandry rather than monogamy, and having a son with a married philosopher whose father she had had an affair with, it would take more than an appearance on “The View” to sweeten her image.


"時世"
French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy


sultry (WARM) Show phonetics
adjective
(of weather) uncomfortably warm and with air that is slightly wet
sultry (SEXY) 
adjective
(especially of a woman's face or voice) sexually attractive in a way that suggests sexual desire:
She's the sultry blonde in that new chocolate commercial.

polygamy 
noun [U]
the fact or custom of being married to more than one person at the same time

polygamist 
noun [C]

polygamous 
adjective
a polygamous society

polyandry

(pŏl'ē-ăn'drēpronunciation
n.
  1. The condition or practice of having more than one husband at one time.
A practice in which women have two or more husbands at the same time. A rare form of polygamy, polyandry is practiced by only a few cultures. (Compare monogamy.)

2008年5月28日 星期三


deter

The Wall Street Journal leads its world-wide newsbox with Sen. John McCain announcing that he would reduce the number of nuclear weapons in the United States if he's elected president. In a speech that aides said marked a break with President Bush, McCain vowed to work more closely with Russia on nuclear disarmament. Although McCain said nuclear weapons are "still important to deter an attack" he emphasized that "we must seek to do all we can to ensure that nuclear weapons will never again be used."

2007年9月13日 星期四

submarine

SUBMARINE
━━ n. 潜水艦.

On Feb. 3, 1917, the United States broke off diplomatic relations with Germany, which had announced a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.

Kursk: Russian nuclear submarine sank in the Barents Sea, killing the whole of its 118-member crew (2000)

Blair said Britain will maintain its submarine-based nuclear deterrent to counter threats like North Korea and Iran, and plans a $40 billion overhaul.
(December 5, 2006 )



━━ a. 海中の[で使う,で育つ].
submarine cable 海底電線.
submarine chaser 駆潜艇.
submarine pen 潜水艦[修理]ドック[退避所].
sub・mariner ━━ n. 潜水艦乗組員.

此外,名牌的经典潜水表款,尤其是最简单的Rolex Submariner的价格却在拍卖中逐步攀升。在推出当年,这些“大只”的潜水表虽然提供了绝佳的可视面积,但却仅适合手臂粗壮的佩戴者。不过时过境迁,昔日的“大只”却成为了正常尺寸。

submarine sandwich 大型のサンドイッチ.




deter verb [T] -rr-
to prevent or discourage someone from doing something by making it difficult for them to do it or by threatening bad results if they do it:
These measures are designed to deter an enemy attack.
High prices are deterring many young people from buying houses.

deterrent
noun [C]
something which deters people from doing something:
a nuclear deterrent
Tougher prison sentences may act/serve as (= be) a deterrent to other would-be offenders.

deterrent adjective
a deterrent effect

disarmament 裁軍

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