2016年3月17日 星期四

corrupt, wrangle, whipping boy, lack of accountability


"Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver."
--from "Reflections on the Revolution in France and Other Writings" ByEdmund Burke
The survey also asked those polled to identify the biggest crises Taiwan faces, with more than one choice permitted. The top choices were: a serious economic recession (62 percent), continued wrangling among political parties (48.8 percent), and corruption in political circles (31.9 percent). The people's biggest concern clearly centered on economic issues, with the number of respondents citing the country's economic woes 10 percentage points higher than last year, but they also remained worried about the performance of political parties and clean governance. (Table 13)

在此次國情調查中,人民也犀利(sic)點出台灣目前最大的危機,在複選選項中勾選率最高者分別是:經濟嚴重衰退(六二%)、政黨惡鬥(四八.八%)、政治貪腐(三一.九%)。民眾最大的憂慮是經濟議題,較去年增加十個百分點以上,但民眾對政黨表現、政治清明程度也同樣感到憂心。



Prosecutors said the remaining six defendants shouldn't be affected by such a decision because they weren't involved in the wrangle over the payment of legal fees. The defendants all have pleaded not guilty.


Couldn’t wrangle tickets to the premiere of “Spider-Man 3”? Console yourself with a free screening of the David Bowie-Jennifer Connelly fantasy “Labyrinth.”

Frank Rich: Two Cheers for Rod Blagojevich

The Illinois governor is a timely whipping boy for an era of corruption and lack of accountability.



Why China Keeps Picking on Sarkozy
TIME - USA
In China, the energetic French leader has a strikingly different standing: he is Beijing's favorite international whipping boy. The latest humiliation comes ...

Drucker 說社會生態學家的要求之一是尊重語言( respect for language.)......Karl Kraus 是20世紀德文的大師,被翻譯成"他是當時最優秀的德語語言學家"。
And for Kraus, language was morality. Language was integrity. To corrupt language was to corrupt society and individual alike."克勞斯認為,語言就是道德,是誠實的秉性。腐蝕與研就是腐蝕社會和個人。" (頁244)

梁永安譯: 語言是道德的體現,是誠正的體現,語言的失序會同時帶來社會與個人的失序



whipping boy
n.
  1. A scapegoat.
  2. A boy formerly raised with a prince or other young nobleman and whipped for the latter's misdeeds. 這玩藝西藏中國等地百年前都還有


wrangle Show phonetics
noun [C]
an argument, especially one which continues for a long period of time:
a lengthy wrangle about/over costs
The joint venture ended in a legal wrangle between the two companies.

wrangle Show phonetics
verb [I]
They had been wrangling with the authorities about/over parking spaces.

wrangling Show phonetics
noun [U]
political wrangling



wrangle
v., -gled, -gling, -gles. v.intr.
To quarrel noisily or angrily; bicker. See synonyms at argue.
v.tr.
  1. To win or obtain by argument.
  2. To herd (horses or other livestock).
n.
  1. The act of wrangling.
  2. An angry, noisy argument or dispute.




corrupt Line breaks: cor|rupt
Pronunciation: /kəˈrʌpt/


Definition of corrupt in English:

adjective

1Having or showing a willingness to act dishonestly in return for money or personal gain:unscrupulous logging companies assisted by corrupt officials
1.1Evil or morally depraved:the old corrupt order
2(Of a text or a computer database or program) made unreliable by errors or alterations:progressively corrupt magnetic record is usable nonetheless
3archaic (Of organic or inorganic matter) in a state of decayrotten or putrid:a corrupt and rotting corpse

verb

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1Cause to act dishonestly in return for money or personal gain:there is a continuing fear of firms corrupting politicians in the search for contracts
1.1Cause to become morally depraved:he has corrupted the boy
2Change or debase by making errors or unintentional alterations:backup copy will be needed if the original copy becomes corruptedEpicurus’s teachings have since been much corrupted
3archaic Infectcontaminate:(as adjective corruptingthe corrupting smell of death

Derivatives


corruptibility

noun

corruptible

adjective

corruptive

adjective

corruptly
adverb

Origin

Middle English: from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpere 'mar, bribe, destroy', from cor-'altogether' + rumpere 'to break'.
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  • Corrupt comes from Latin corrumpere ‘mar, bribe, destroy’, from cor- ‘altogether’ andrumpere ‘to break’. Also from rumpere are disrupt (Late Middle English) ‘break apart’;eruption (Late Middle English) a breaking out; interrupt (Late Middle English) ‘to break between’. See words at rut

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