"兩個恐怖元素 (The Terrible Twos)"錯誤，內文都譯為"恐怖的兩歲" (作者用它比喻美國的現況)。
- A child development stage which normally occurs around the age of two (but can start earlier) and consists of toddlers often saying no and throwing temper tantrums
The Talk of China
New York Times
Chinese officials take great pride in how they have used the last 30 years to educate hundreds of millions of their people, men and women, and bring them out of poverty. Yet, among my Chinese interlocutors, I find a growing feeling that what's worked ...
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Google Managers Reject Agent's Claims on Piracy
Hollywood agent extraordinaire Ari Emanuel on Wednesday night ridiculed the idea that Google couldn't keep purveyors of pirated content out of search results, since it blocks child porn. Two Google senior vice presidents flatly rejected the comparison.
Description: Elliptical exercise trainer equipment sold under the model name Schwinn 460. The machine is 73 inches tall and 54 inches long. It is made of gray anodized aluminum with two moving and two fixed handlebars all with black rubberized padding. The fixed handlebars have heart rate sensors on both sides. The machine has a touch-screen console, an adjustable fan and an orange-colored, oversized water bottle holder. A medallion with the Schwinn logo is on the bottom right side of the base of the machine.
Sold at: Nautilus.com, Amazon.com, Dick's Sporting Goods, AAFES, specialty fitness retailers and specialty sporting goods stores nationwide between July 2008 and May 2011 for about $1,000.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled models immediately and contact Nautilus for a free repair kit that includes an extended warranty.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nautilus toll-free at 800-259-9019 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or on the company's website at www.schwinn.com
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To the degree that Washington and Beijing now understand each other, it is in good measure because Kissinger has been assiduously translating for both sides, discerning meaning in everything from elliptical jokes to temper tantrums. At every juncture, he has been striving to find “strategic concepts” that could be made to prevail over a history of conflict, mutual grievance and fear. As President Nixon’s national security adviser, then secretary of state for Nixon and Gerald Ford, and since 1977 as a private interlocutor extraordinaire, Kissinger has been unwaveringly committed to surmounting what he considers the legitimate Chinese resentment of American interference in their internal affairs and Americans’ distaste for China’s brutal suppression of ethnic, religious and political dissent.
New book depicts Gordon Brown as a bully as poll looms
He screams, throws tantrums and physically intimidates his staff. That's
how excerpts published Sunday from a new book on Britain's Labour Party,
describe Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Brown has denied the allegations.
The DW-WORLD Article
Come meet Maria Tatar, scholar and translator extraordinaire, at Harvard Book Store next Monday, 3/13!
extraordinaire(ĕk'strə-ôr'dn-âr', -dē-nâr') adj.
Extraordinary: a jazz singer extraordinaire.
[French, from Old French, from Latin extraōrdinārius. See extraordinary.]make a name for oneself
Achieve distinction, become prominent or well known, as in Martha is making a name for herself as an excellent chef. The earliest recorded use of this term was in John Wycliffe's followers' translation of the Bible (II Samuel 8:13): "Forsooth David made to him a name." Also see make one's mark.
Derogatory term for a spoilt person. Originally applied to small children and John MacEnroe.
A: "You're a brat, SuperMac!"
B: "Shut up! Shut up! You moron! You're dead. You Asshole! Die now you SCUMBAG! Shut up!"
C: ".... Code violation, Mr MacEnroe. Love - thirty"
B: "You moron! You complete fool! Are they paying you to umpire like a retard??"
C: " ....Love - forty"
interlocutor, ((女性形))-tress[in・ter・loc・u・tor, ((女性形))-tress]
- 発音記号[ìntərlɑ'kjutər | -lɔ'k-, -tris]
1 ((形式))対話者；会話者, 発問者.2 minstrel show一座の司会者.tan·trum (tăn'trəm)
A fit of bad temper. Also called regionally hissy, hissy fit.
1 長円形の. 橢圓形
2 《文法》省略的な, 省略（法）の.3 〈文章などが〉極端に語句を省いた；〈意味が〉（言葉が省略されていて）わかりにくい.
- One that furnishes provisions, especially food.
- One that promulgates something: a purveyor of lies.
idioms.thefreedictionary.com/throw+a+tantrumto have a temper tantrum; to put on an active display of childish temper. I never dreamed that Bob would throw a tantrum right there in the department store.