2015年11月19日 星期四

denigrate, put down, denigration, ERA, deadpan

'The idea that university is the pinnacle of educational achievement denigrates valuable non-academic skills.'


 In a thesis prospective meeting with Hackman, Fishman recalled, Hackman deadpanned that her thesis proposal was not up to par. After she offered to take back her proposal, Hackman quickly reassured her that he was not being serious.



On the other hand, I know no prejudice so widely shared, no stereotype so facilely applied, as the notion that ''bourgeois'' means materialistic, philistine, narrow-minded, tasteless and prudish. Denigration of the class that emerged triumphant from the French Revolution and reigned supreme as ''Victorians'' has been with us since the early 19th century, epitomized in the caricatures of Daumier. Few contradictions reach so deep in our cultural sensibility as this triumphant ignominy.



Bidding for Japanese Players Is a Denigrated Risk
New York Times
Kyodo News, via Associated Press Several major league teams are thought to have serious interest in Yu Darvish, who was 18-6 with a 1.44 ERA this year in Japan. Keep up with the latest news on The Times's baseball blog. Matsuzaka was considered a much ...


earned run average
n. Baseball (Abbr. ERA)
A measure of a pitcher's performance obtained by dividing the total of earned runs allowed by the total of innings pitched and multiplying by nine.



Denigration of Vision in 20th Century French Thought


The papers lead with the first full day of the Republican convention, where President Bush, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, and Fred Thompson praised John McCain as an independent thinker with the necessary experience to lead the country in a time of war. The Los Angeles Times notes that the GOP had two main goals for last night: "to reintroduce McCain to the country after a rocky few days and to denigrate Democratic nominee Barack Obama."


What's Bob Newhart's philosophy of life? "All I can say about life is, 'Oh God, enjoy it!'" The comedian who made the one-sided telephone conversation into a comedic art form turns 80 today. His deadpan delivery was popular enough to win him his own TV shows, The Bob Newhart Show (1972-78) and Newhart (1982-90). In the final episode of the latter show, Bob wakes up in bed with his first TV wife, Suzanne Pleshette, and he realizes that the entire second series was a dream. IN 2007, Newhart's Grammy Award-winning recording, The Button Down Mind of Bob Newhart, was inducted into the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.
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"I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down.'"Bob Newhart


put down
1. Write down; also, enter in a list. For example, Please put down my name for a free ticket, or Put me down as a subscriber. [Second half of 1500s]
2. Bring to an end, repress, as in They managed to put down the rebellion in a single day, or We've got to put down these rumors about a takeover. [c. 1300]
3. Kill a sick animal, as in The vet said the dog must be put down. [Mid-1500s] Also see put away, def. 5.
4. Belittle, disparage, criticize, as in Her husband was always putting her down. [c. 1400] Also see run down, def. 6.
5. Ascribe, attribute, as in We put her poor performance down to stage fright. [Late 1700s]
6. Regard, classify, as in We put her down as a hypochondriac. [Mid-1800s]
7. Pay a deposit, as in We put down $2,000 for the car.
8. Store for future use, as in David put down ten cases of this year's Chablis. [Mid-1800s]
9. Land in an aircraft; also, land an aircraft, as in What time will we put down at Heathrow? or She put the plane down exactly on the runway. [c. 1930]
10. Put a child to bed, as in The sitter said she'd put Brian down at 8:30. [Second half of 1900s]



denigrate
verb [T]
to say that someone or something is not good or important:
You shouldn't denigrate people just because they have different beliefs from you.

denigration
noun [U]
n.
[L. denigratio.]
1. The act of making black. Boyle.
2. Fig.: A blackening; defamation.
The vigorous denigration of science.
Morley.

den・i・grate



━━ vt. (名を)汚す, 評判を落させる.
den・i・gra・tion ━━ n.


deadpan
(dĕd'păn') pronunciation
n. 此字部分與台語的假仙相關
  1. A blank, expressionless face.
  2. A person, especially a performer, who has or assumes a blank expression.
adj.
Impassively matter-of-fact, as in style, behavior, or expression: deadpan delivery of the joke.

adv.
With a blank, expressionless face.


v., -panned, -pan·ning, -pans. v.tr.
To express in an impassive, matter-of-fact way.

v.intr.
To express oneself in an impassive, matter-of-fact way.


Deadpan is a form of comic delivery in which humor is presented without a change in emotion or body language, usually speaking in a casual, monotone, solemn, blunt, disgusted or matter-of-fact voice and expressing an unflappably calm, archly insincere or artificially grave demeanor. This delivery is also called dry wit[citation needed] when the intent, but not the presentation, is humorous, oblique, sarcastic or apparently unintentional.

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