2016年5月29日 星期日

rot, rotten assets, to reverse the tide, rotting grains

Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, wrote that, when it comes to organizations, "The tree rots from the top down."
“As an adult, we think that everyone has their friends and we are the only ones seeking them. Nothing could be further from the truth.”
Starting in early adulthood, our number of friends starts to decrease steadily; there are ways to reverse the tide, writes Elizabeth Bernstein.
ON.WSJ.COM|作者:ELIZABETH BERNSTEIN



The average worker was dead by 30.

The average ancient Roman worker was riddled with arthritis, suffered broken bones and was dead by 30 thanks to a diet of rotting grains and a lifetime of hard labour.
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America's toxic-asset plan: Dr Geithner's bank rehab

There should be no shortage of buyers for American banks' rotten assets. Sellers will be harder to entice


In the words of Peter Drucker, "There is no more difficult task than to keep a corpse from rotting." ??


On Flooded Burmese Coast, the Smell of Rot and Death

Six days after a cyclone, it is clear the damage is great and that little aid has made it to villagers along the sea south of Yangon.


rot was found in the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary at the entries listed below.


rot
verb [I or T] -tt-
to (cause to) decay:
The fruit had been left to rot on the trees.
Rain has got in and rotted (away) the woodwork.
the smell of rotting fruit

rot
noun [U]
1 decay:
Rot has got into the furniture.

2 OLD-FASHIONED INFORMAL nonsense:
"Don't talk rot!"

rotten
adjective
1 decayed:
The room smelled of rotten vegetables.

2 very bad:
rotten weather
OLD-FASHIONED It was rotten of you to leave without saying goodbye. ━━ v. (-tt-) 腐る[らす]; 朽ち(させ)る ((away)); 衰える.
rot off 腐れ落ちる.
━━ n. 腐敗, 腐朽; 腐敗物; (the ~) (羊の)腐敗病; 〔話〕 くだらないこと.
The rot sets in. 事態が傾き出す.
rot・gut 〔俗〕 強い安酒.

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