2016年1月23日 星期六

binge, fulfilment, fulfillment center, self-fulfulling prophecy, bazooka, Goodbye to all that

France targets happy hour drinking

Following the ban on smoking in bars that came into effect in France in
February, the French government says it’s going to pass measures to curb
binge drinking.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=evyoy6I44va89pI3


The sell-off in commodities





When he asked Congress in June for the power to seize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Treasury Secretary said that "if you've got a bazooka, and people know you've got it, you may not have to take it out."

Well, Mr. Paulson pulled the trigger last weekend, putting the two mortgage giants under government control. And Andrew Ross Sorkin, writing in his DealBook column in The New York Times, suggests his bazooka was a kind of self-fulfulling prophecy.


n. a short-range tubular rocket launcher used against tanks.

Soldier with Bazooka M1.jpg
一名士兵手持M1巴祖卡,攝於1943年

巴祖卡(Bazooka)是第二次世界大戰美國陸軍使用的單兵肩扛式火箭發射器的綽號。巴祖卡是第一代實戰用的單兵反坦克武器。巴祖卡使用固體火箭作為推進器,彈頭分為高爆(HE)和高爆反坦克(HEAT)彈頭,能夠有效對付裝甲車以及諸如機槍碉堡一類的防禦工事,射程遠超出手榴彈的投擲範圍。因為其管狀外形類似於一種名叫巴祖卡的喇叭狀樂器(鮑勃·伯恩斯在20世紀30年代發明並推廣)而得名。
在第二次世界大戰中,德軍北非戰場中繳獲若干巴祖卡火箭筒,他們馬上就發現了巴祖卡在戰場上的作用並開始著手仿製。[1]德國設計師將彈頭直徑增加到88毫米(還有一些小的改動)並在德軍中推廣使用,這種武器被稱作坦克殺手(Panzerschreck)。




At other times, cultural expectations and personal preferences reinforce each other. The hope that a wild session might “reveal new things about myself” or “allow me to act completely out of character” is widely echoed in literature, pop culture and drinking lore. If the research is a guide, those hopes should be self-fulfilling at some level.
Unless, that is, the binge goes beyond any reasonable definition of excess. Then the amount of tequila consumed matters very much — and poison is poison in any culture.

When People Drink Themselves Silly, and Why




binge drinking(狂飲)binge eating noun [U]
eating a lot of food, especially without being able to control yourself

binge 
noun [C] INFORMAL
an occasion when an activity is done in an extreme way, especially eating, drinking or spending money:
a drinking/eating/spending binge
The annual office binge (= party) is in December.
He went on a five day drinking binge.

binge
verb [I] bingeing or binging INFORMAL
to eat a lot of something:
I tend to binge on chocolate when I'm watching TV.



Fulfillment house and fulfillment center (in British Englishfulfilment house and fulfilment centre) are modern terms for a packing warehouse. The terms were coined in the middle of the 1990s, and "fulfilment centre" is usually used about an in-house packing warehouse, while "fulfilment house" tends to be used about companies that specialise in warehousing and packing for others.



self-fulfilling Show phonetics
adjective
happening because it is expected to happen:
Pessimism is self-fulfilling - expect the worst and it happens.━━ a. 自己達成しつつある; 予言どおりになる.
 self-fulfilling prophecy 信じたとおりになった予言.

self-fulfilling prophecy自我實現的預言
A prediction that is confirmed solely because it was suggested.
For example, potential spectators may not go to view a match because they have heard it will not be well supported.

fulfilment
noun
noun: fulfillment
  1. 1.
    the achievement of something desired, promised, or predicted.
    "winning the championship was the fulfilment of a childhood dream"
  2. 2.
    the meeting of a requirement, condition, or need.
    "the fulfilment of statutory requirements"



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