2017年11月1日 星期三

pundit, nuts, risk-averse, dent streaming-averse, calcify, 7-for-7





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Can Spotify dent streaming-averse Japan?


History is on President Obama’s side as the 2012 elections approach.
And by "history" we mean Allan Lichtman, an American University professor who has gone 7-for-7 at predicting presidential elections since he developed his candidate-picking system roughly two decades ago.
Lichtman says that based on the 13 criteria he has used to correctly forecast every presidential election since Ronald Reagan’s re-election victory in 1984, Team Obama can rest easy. "Even if I am being conservative, I don’t see how Obama can lose," Lichtman told US News.

"Never-Wrong" Pundit Predicts 2012 Win for Obama
American University professor puts 7-for-7 streak on the line in upcoming presidential election.


Mr. Samuelson, in a March interview with The Wall Street Journal, took aim at those trying to quell the financial crisis. 'The typical pundit today would be somebody who might have been my student at MIT 25 years ago. I have great admiration for Ben Bernanke. But having been born in 1956 he did not have a feel for what it was like. If you were born after 1950, you really don't have the feel of that Great Depression in your bones,' he said. 'Being a bright boy at MIT, it's not really a substitute for that.'


Obama Pitches Stimulus Plan

President-elect Barack Obama arrived on Capitol Hill yesterday and immediately set to work reassuring skeptical Republicans about his massive economic stimulus package -- part of a campaign that earned him praise for seeking their input but questions from those averse to hundreds of billions of...
(By Paul Kane, Lori Montgomery and Shailagh Murray, The Washington Post)




In July a former army general appeared on Thai television with supposed leaders of the rebel movement, saying a ceasefire had been agreed. The claim was scorned by the press and punditry in Bangkok, probably justifiably, as a hoax. But it was scorned perhaps a little too quickly, demonstrating the Bangkok elite’s lack of concern and compassion for the deadly conflict their southern compatriots are suffering.



This is a shocking announcement, considering that Verizon has always been the most conservative, calcified, risk-averse carrier on the face of the earth. The bloggers and pundits went nuts.


McDougall, who bats and throws right-handed, played college baseball for the Florida State University Seminoles (1999-2000), where he played under head coach Mike Martin and was a first team consensus All-American in 1999. In that same year, he was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award and the Dick Howser Trophy. He was named the Most Outstanding Player at the 1999 College World Series.
He will perhaps always be most famous for his performance on May 9, 1999, where, against the University of Maryland, College Park Terrapins, his 7-for-7 performance at the plate with 6 home runs, 16 RBI, and 25 total bases shattered NCAA single game records in all three categories.


dent

verb
  1. 1.
    mark with a dent.
    "he hit a concrete bollard, denting the wing"
    synonyms:make a dent in, make an indentation in, dintindentmark
    "he grumbled that Jamie had dented his bike"
  2. 2.
    have an adverse effect on; diminish.



pundit n.
  1. A source of opinion; a critic: a political pundit.
  2. A learned person.
  3. Hinduism. Variant of pandit.
[Hindi paṇḍit, learned man, from Sanskrit paṇḍitaḥ, learned, scholar, perhaps of Dravidian origin.]
punditry pun'dit·ry n.

[名]
1 (テレビ・新聞などで知られる)評論家, 消息通
a boxing pundit
ボクシング通
Washington pundits
政界の消息に明るい人々.
2 (インドの)大学者;博学者, 専門家. ⇒SAVANT
3 ((略式))自称もの知り.


calcify

verb [I or T] 鈣化
to become hard or make something hard, especially by the addition of substances containing calcium

adj.
  1. Crazy; insane.
  2. Extremely enthusiastic: I'm nuts about opera.
interj.
Used to express contempt, disappointment, or refusal.
[From NUT.]

averse
adjective [after verb]
strongly disliking or opposed to:
Few MPs are averse to the attention of the media.
I'm not averse to (= I like) the occasional glass of champagne myself.

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