2017年3月2日 星期四

Ode, sedated, stodgy, rowdy, Ode to Joy


一九八七年,
方勵之的文集《我們正在寫歷史》在台灣出版
1987,TSMC成立
台灣解嚴
SOGO百貨在台北開張
貝多芬,第9號交響曲
也許是英雄所見略同,中國科學院的孔繁敖在一篇追憶方勵之的文章中説:
「又有一次,好像是在图书馆的大厅举行1986年的元旦联欢会。方励之副校长也参加了,我正挨着他坐着。忽然那一片黑压压的年轻人起哄,要方校长唱一首歌。方也不推辞,说我们唱贝多芬的《欢乐颂》吧。於是他用嘹亮的声音,唱起了“太阳的光辉圣洁美丽,你的光芒照大地,…”。我以前不知道老方的嗓音这麽好,歌也唱得这麽好。唱着唱着,不仅喷薄出圣洁美丽的光环,似乎还颂扬了天下爲公的境界。方励之就像一头雄狮,微扬起头,了望远方。他的歌声激励着大家,点燃了人们心中火焰。当他唱到第二段时,人们纷纷站立起来,汇合到同声合唱之中。
此时似乎在吹奏起中国自由的号角,而此地仿佛是当代民主的圣地。这是我生平第一次感受到贝多芬第九交响乐的巨大震撼力;这也是我在中年之後再感受了一次热血沸腾的激动。」
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Ode to Joy
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"Please consume alcohol in moderate quantities so that you become mildly sedated but not rowdy. That said, we can always turn the cabin air-quality down a notch or two to help ensure that you are sufficiently drowsy." From the archive

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Germany's 60th Anniversary Party Slimmed Down

Many Germans who were looking forward to celebrations to mark their
country's 60th anniversary are going to be disappointed.
Instead of three days of party, there will be a rather more sedate one-day
event.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew07qhI44va89pI0


Indeed, the Miracle-Gro line of gardening products, sold by the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, is behind the emotional campaign. That is surprising because until now its marketing efforts have been sedate, even a bit stodgy.




Markets Sedate Before Jobs Data
Stock trading remained subdued ahead of a critical employment report and after Bernanke issued a gloomy economic outlook. Gains by bank and materials stocks helped support the broader market, as did a rally in chip stocks.





The Joganjigawa gushes down mountains to the ocean. Apparently, this Dutchman saw in that river's torrents a violent side of nature that is seldom seen in the sedate streams flowing on the European plains.


stodgy (BORING)
adjective UK INFORMAL DISAPPROVING
boring, serious and formal:
Neither company has succeeded in shedding its stodgy image.
Younger consumers, it is said, regard their products as stodgy and unfashionable.

rowdy
ˈraʊdi/
adjective
  1. 1.
    noisy and disorderly.

sedate (CALM)
adjective
tending to avoid excitement or great activity and to be calm and relaxed:
The fight against a chemical storage site has transformed a normally sedate village into a battleground.
The speed limit in many areas is a sedate 55 mph.

sedately
adverb
 ━━ a. 落ち着いた; まじめな; 地味な.
━━ vt. 鎮静剤を飲ませる.
se・date・ly ━━ ad.
se・dateness ━━ n.
se・da・tion ━━ n. 【医】鎮静(作用,状態).
sed・a・tive
 ━━ a., n. 静める; 鎮静剤.

英國報摘BBC 2007年09月08日

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