2016年4月20日 星期三

bully, bully pulpit, overbearing, anything but, interlinking

'Overbearing supervision is classed as bullying'

Today's young people are held to be alienated, unhappy, violent failures. They are proving anything but. What is behind this generation of hard-working, strait-laced kids? It is hard to pin down any single explanation. Lots of interlinking factors contribute to social trends, and the changes are neither uniform within countries nor between them 0 http://econ.st/1raAQ12

Heinz, a brand in virtually every American kitchen, is selling itself for $23 billion to another household name—Warren Buffett—and a Brazilian private-equity firm that is anything but.

anything but
By no means, not at all, as in He is anything but ambitious for a promotion. William Wordsworth in his long poem, The Prelude (1805-1806), wrote: "Grief call it not, 'twas anything but that."
Not at all (used for emphasis):he is anything but racist

Female students at the Grand Mosque in Kairouan, Tunisia, where different factions have wrestled to dominate the pulpit.
Moises Saman for The New York Times

Tunisian Pulpits Battle for Revolt’s Legacy

In the wake of Tunisia’s revolution, a heated competition is on to redefine the nation religiously and politically. Above, a historic mosque where tensions have arisen.

Holly Grogan, 15, jumped 30ft to her death from a road bridge. She had endured a torrent of abuse posted on her Facebook page, it was disclosed. Friends said that she had been a victim of cyber-bullying.

Women Bullying Women at Work

It’s a taboo topic in the workplace sisterhood: Women who bully usually pick on other women.

More than perhaps any painter of his great painting century, Courbet built elements of rebellion and dissent into the very forms and surfaces of his work. Some were on purpose; others were left for us to discover, to feel in our bones. Even at the end he expressed his defiance in still lifes of fruit that seem impossibly large and overbearing, like him, and in magnificent trout hooked and struggling against the line, even more like him. Since then, generation upon generation of painters have responded to his art and its challenges, but his example of stubborn nonconformity has many uses.

He ate that jam, and said it was bully, in his sinful, vulgar way; and he put in the tar, and said that was bully also, and laughed, and observed "that the old woman would get up and snort" when she found it out; and when she did find it out, he denied knowing anything about it, and she whipped him severely, and he did the crying himself. Everything about this boy was curious -- everything turned out differently with him from the way it does to the bad Jameses in the books.

Excellent; splendid: did a bully job of persuading the members.

bully Show phonetics
verb [T] 凌虐
to hurt or frighten someone who is smaller or less powerful than you, often forcing them to do something they do not want to do:
Our survey indicates that one in four children is bullied at school.
Don't let anyone bully you into doing something you don't want to do.

noun [U]Wikipedia article "Bullying".
Bullying is a problem in many schools.

noun [C]
someone who hurts or frightens someone who is smaller or less powerful than them, often forcing them to do something they do not want to do:
You're just a big bully!
Teachers usually know who the bullies are in a class.

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  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[púlpit]
1 (教会の)説教壇
stand in [behind] the pulpit
説教壇に立つ(▼stand on the pulpitとはいわない).
2 ((the 〜))((集合的))聖職(者).
3 説教.
4 (捕鯨船のもりの)支持台.

bully pulpit

An advantageous position, as for making one's views known or rallying support: “The presidency had been transformed from a bully pulpit on Pennsylvania Avenue to a stage the size of the world” (Hugh Sidey).

A bully pulpit is a public office of sufficiently high rank that provides the holder with an opportunity to speak out and be listened to on any matter. The bully pulpit can bring issues to the fore that were not initially in debate, due to the office's stature and publicity.
This term was coined by President Theodore Roosevelt, who referred to the American presidency as a "bully pulpit," by which he meant a terrific platform from which persuasively to advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word bully as an adjective meaning "superb" or "wonderful" (a more common expression in his time than it is today). A pulpit is the elevated platform used by a preacher. The term has no relationship to the word bully in the sense of a "harasser".
Example: Cornell University's president, David Skorton, called for university presidents to use the "bully pulpit" to advance the humanities.[1]
Wikipedia article "Bully pulpit"

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.....有好多年我總以為「bully pulpit(大好講壇)」 中“bully” 指「唬人」,「仗勢欺人」,經他提醒才發現是望文生義;「詞典」有翔實生動的解說,引了粗豪的美國總統老羅斯福當年學年輕人大叫「Bully!(好極了! 太棒了!)」。新版增引了2001年9月「紐約時報」專欄作家陶德(Maureen Dowd)的一句話「The problem with the Bush administration is that its bully pulpit is all bully and no pulpit(布希政府的毛病是百分之百強橫,百分之零講道理)。『並指出』此語妙在bully一詞也有『強橫』和『惡霸』之義。」
bully pulpit is a position sufficiently conspicuous to provide an opportunity to speak out and be listened to.
This term was coined by President Theodore Roosevelt, who referred to the White House as a "bully pulpit", by which he meant a terrific platform from which to advocate an agenda. Roosevelt famously used the word bully as an adjective meaning "superb" or "wonderful", a more common usage in his time than it is today. (Another expression which survives from this era is "bully for you", synonymous with "good for you".)
Its meaning in this sense is only distantly related to the modern form of "bully", which means "harasser of the weak". The word is related to the Dutch boel, meaning lover, and buhler, meaning a rival for a lady's affection. In English usage around 1700, "bully" came to be similar to "pimp", which gives us the connotation of a ruffian or harasser.[1]
Doris Kearns Goodwin used the phrase in the title of her 2013 book The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.
n., pl. -lies.
  1. A person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people.
  2. A hired ruffian; a thug.
  3. A pimp.
  4. Archaic. A fine person.
  5. Archaic. A sweetheart.

v., -lied, -ly·ing, -lies. v.tr.
  1. To treat in an overbearing or intimidating manner. See synonyms at intimidate.
  2. To make (one's way) aggressively.
  1. To behave like a bully.
  2. To force one's way aggressively or by intimidation: “They bully into line at the gas pump” (Martin Gottfried).
Excellent; splendid: did a bully job of persuading the members.
Used to express approval: Bully for you!
[Possibly from Middle Dutch boele, sweetheart, probably alteration of broeder, brother.]

  1. Domineering in manner; arrogant: an overbearing person. See synonyms at dictatorial.
  2. Overwhelming in power or significance; predominant.
overbearingly o'ver·bear'ing·ly adv.
overbearingness o'ver·bear'ing·ness n.


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