2016年4月30日 星期六

pin-up, cheesecake photos, so swell, stun, battlefront,addendum, self-praise

Burly fireman stars in his own ‘sexy’ cheesecake calendar

Any woman (or man, for that matter) who has ever walked into an auto…
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The old saying “you are what you eat” may need an addendum: “you sleep how you eat.”


Dear Donna: A Pinup So Swell She Kept G.I. Mail
By LARRY ROHTER
Recently released letters from soldiers to Donna Reed, the actress and archetypal sweetheart of the 1940s, offer a candid glimpse of a vanished era.
Bettie Page, Queen of Pinups, Dies at 85
Ms. Page appeared in men’s magazines in the 1950s, setting the stage for the sexual revolution of the ’60s.



Nonetheless, the divide between battlefront and home front seems to be widening. When I returned from Iraq in January, after reporting there for about 18 months on and off, I found myself stunned by the war’s lack of impact on people’s lives or thoughts.


ad·den·dum

  (ə-dĕn′dəm)
n. pl. ad·den·da (-də)
Something added or to be added, especially a supplement to a book.

[Latin, neuter gerundive of addereto addsee add.]

self-praise
pronunciation

IN BRIEF: n. - Speaking of your own actions in superlatives.

Quote:
"Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble." — John Madden

battlefront

(băt'l-frŭnt'pronunciationn.
  1. The line or sector in which armed forces engage in combat.
  2. The area where opponents meet or clash: a struggle on social and economic battlefronts.





stun (SHOCK) Show phonetics
verb [T] -nn-
to shock or surprise someone very much:
News of the disaster stunned people throughout the world.
She was stunned by the amount of support she received from well-wishers.

stunned Show phonetics
adjective
They stood in stunned silence beside the bodies.
I am stunned and saddened by this news.

stunning Show phonetics
adjective
All the ideas have a stunning simplicity.
See also stunning.

stunningly Show phonetics
adverb
He's stunningly naive for a person of his age.



pin-up Show phonetics
noun [C]
1 a picture of a sexually attractive and usually famous person, especially someone wearing few clothes:
Every wall in her bedroom was covered with pin-ups of her favourite pop star.

2 INFORMAL a person who is seen in pin-ups:
With his perfect college-boy looks, he's the latest teenage pin-up.


Pin-up model - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin-up_model
A pin-up model is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as popular culture. Pin-ups are intended for informal display, i.e. meant to be "pinned-up" on a wall. Pin-up models may be glamour models, fashion models, or actors. These pictures are also sometimes known as cheesecake photos. ... Such pictures often appear on wall or desk calendars.

swell
adj. Informal., swell·er, swell·est.
  1. Fashionably elegant; stylish.
  2. Excellent; wonderful: had a swell time.


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