2016年2月26日 星期五

née, parentology, loco parentis, smother, smothering parenting, helicopter parent, brainwashing, hotelicopter,

Editorial Board: "'Faculty Dean,' née 'House Master,' misses the point of accurately describing their role. Dean Smith writes that the Faculty Deans must be everything from 'hands-on managers' to 'community builders' to 'pastoral advisors.' To us, leaders needing to switch between the responsibilities of in loco parentis and the pulpit do not sound like 'Faculty Deans.'"

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The American fast food giant is attempting to turn round its fortunes in…

麥當勞 has a secret weapon to revive its fortunes in Japan.
French fries smothered in chocolate sauce.


Emboldened by cutting-edge research, a sociologist and father of two explains a series of unorthodox parenting decisions.
 Oslo ChorusFor Peace
Defying terror with song and flowers - tens of thousands of Norwegians filled the rainy streets of Oslo Thursday to perform a children's tune that right-wing extremist killer Anders Behring Breivik claimed brainwashes kids with left-wing values.

這座「Hotelicopter」,一看就知道是 Hotel Helicopter 的混和字, 旅館加上直昇機!沒錯,這是目前為止世界上唯一「會飛的旅館」

According to Philip Rosedale, founder and chairman of Linden Lab, the company that created and operates the virtual world of Second Life, companies seeking to foster creativity must find ways to break apart the bureaucratic hierarchies now smothering it. Optimizing a company for creativity involves helping individual employees of every rank develop an entrepreneurial spirit.

China Orders Highest Alert for Olympics

Chinese officials have thrown an almost smothering blanket of security across Beijing in preparation for the start of the Olympic Games on Friday.

“We’ve been smothered for too long time,” said Jasmine Dong, another graduate student who attended the U.S.C. lecture.
By that, Ms. Dong did not mean that Chinese students had been repressed or censored by their own government. She meant that the Western news media had not acknowledged the strides China had made or the voices of overseas Chinese. “We are still neglected or misunderstood as either brainwashed or manipulated by the government,” she said.

Protests smothered as leaders arrive for G8 summit in Japan
guardian.co.uk - UK
Hundreds of protesters have rallied under heavy police security in Japan as leaders from the top industrialised nations arrived for the annual talks. ...

Muppets Mock Fox News for Indoctrination Fears

Two months later, Kermit and Piggy look to have the last laugh.

The Muppets fired back this past week at a Fox Business host for suggesting in December that their new movie was brainwashing kids with a radically green agenda

Smothering parenting almost as bad as abuse

Due perhaps to the high cost of new homes, the market for used dwellings is said to be brisk. To my annoyance, I find "home wanted" leaflets thrown into my condo mailbox all the time. I have saved one of them.
It says that a company owner living in a premium residential neighborhood in Tokyo is looking to buy a 3LDK (three-bedroom) condo for his son who is getting married soon. "The interior will be remodeled to the young couple's tastes," the leaflet says, "and purchasing the property in the company's name is also being considered."
It is natural for parents to want to help their child at the start of his or her new life. But I think buying a new home amounts to excessive spoiling.
The Kameda family, involved in the boxing world, recently earned public censure. Shiro Kameda, the father, obviously had a very mistaken notion of parental love. In order to make sure his two boxer sons kept winning their bouts, the father reportedly let them fight only weak opponents.
This ultimately resulted in the younger son's shameful downfall in a recent world championship match. The defeat will give a chance for the sons to make a fresh start after becoming independent of their father.
But amid so many tragic cases today of parents abusing their children and children killing their parents, I sometimes ask myself if excessive pampering may not be such a terrible thing after all because it is at least done out of "love." At the same time, however, I am also aware of how distorted love can harm society. I am thinking of so-called monster parents who make the most outrageous demands for their children's teachers and schools.
I asked Masahiko Sakata, a counselor specializing in family problems in Tachikawa, Tokyo, for his input.
"Over the last two years or so, doting parents have become increasingly more noticeable," Sakata noted. "People who are isolated or have trouble forming personal relationships in their communities tend to smother their children with attention. But children need to eventually grow out of their dependence on their parents. The kind of smothering love that hinders their independence is nearly as bad as abuse."
Showering excessive attention on children will spoil them slowly. A parent's love is supposedly infinite and never seeks anything in return, but it is not easy to temper it with wisdom.
When one's child is struggling, the wise parent knows not to rush to the rescue. It will be painful to have to watch one's child suffer, but it is a test every parent has to live through.
--The Asahi Shimbun, Oct. 29(IHT/Asahi: October 30,2007)

直昇機父母Wikipedia article "Helicopter parent".
helicopter parent is a term for a person who pays extremely close attention to his or her child or children, particularly at educational institutions. They rush to prevent any harm from befalling them or letting them learn from their own mistakes, sometimes even contrary to the children's wishes. They are so named because, like a helicopter, they hover closely overhead, rarely out of reach whether their children need them or not.
An extension of the term, "Black Hawks," has been coined for those who cross the line from a mere excess of zeal to unethical behavior such as writing their children's college admission essays. (The reference is to the combat helicopter of the same name.)

The term in loco parentis, Latin for "in the place of a parent" refers to the legal responsibility of a person or organization to take on some of the functions and responsibilities of a parent. Originally derived from English common law, it is applied in two separate areas of the law.

smother (NOT LIVE) Show phonetics
verb [T]
1 to kill someone by covering their face so that they cannot breathe:
They threatened to smother the animals with plastic bags.

2 to kill something by covering it and preventing it from receiving the substances and conditions it needs for life:
Snow soon smothered the last of the blooms.
FIGURATIVE I tried desperately to smother a sneeze (= I tried not to sneeze) during his speech.

3 to stop a fire from burning by covering it with something which prevents air from reaching it:
I threw a blanket over the cooker to smother the flames.

smother Pronunciation (verb) To conceal, suppress, or hide.
Synonyms:muffle, stifle, strangle, repress
Usage:She tried to smother her feelings of panic.

(NOT DEVELOP) Show phonetics
verb [T]
1 to prevent something from developing or growing freely:
The latest violence has smothered any remaining hopes for an early peace agreement.

2 to give someone too much love and attention so that they feel they have lost their independence and freedom:
I think she broke off their engagement because she felt smothered by him. ━━ v. 窒息させる[する]; (砂などをかけて)火を消す; (親切・キスなどを)浴びせる; すっぽり包む; (感情を)抑える; (成長を)妨げる; もみ消す, 握りつぶす ((up)); 蒸し焼きにする.
━━ n. もうもうたる煙[ほこり・しぶき] ((of)); 混乱.

to make someone believe something by continually telling them that it is true and preventing any other information from reaching them:
The government is trying to brainwash them into thinking that war is necessary.

Many people thought the religious sect was guilty of brainwashing.
這字眼在中國知識份子稱為"洗澡" ,是"脫褲子 割尾巴"的美稱。

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March 4, 2011 -- 3:00 p.m. EST
Web Video Rivalry Probed
The Justice Department is investigating whether a group representing some top technology firms is unfairly trying to smother a free online-video technology backed by Google.