2016年3月10日 星期四

reticule, ridicule, laughable, pistachios

Recall alert: At least 11 people in nine states have been infected in a salmonella outbreak linked to pistachios, the CDC says.
記得通知: 至少11人在九美國一直在一個沙門氏菌感染疫情連結到pistachios, CDC說.



Packing your bags? A tiny Nova Scotia isle is ready to take you in.


The possibility of a Trump presidency is moving from the laughable to possible.
USATODAY.COM

阿月渾子學名Pistacia vera英語:Pistachios),最早的商品名是開口笑,形容其硬殼裂開如笑容之狀,但迅速被更口語化的開心果取代,是一種常見乾果,是漆樹科黃連木屬的植物。開心果營養豐富,味道可口,是很受歡迎的堅果類零食。富含維生素A維生素E,能提高免疫力、增強體質。



reticule

n. - 手提袋, 網袋, 細十字線
Meaning #1: a woman's drawstring handbag; usually made of net or beading or brocade; used in 18th and 19th centuries
Meaning #2: a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument
Synonyms: reticle, graticule

ret・i・cule

━━ n. (網製)手さげ袋; 【コンピュータ】レティクル ((ICの回路パターンの焼き付けられた原版)).
ridicule
noun [U]
unkind words or actions that make someone or something look stupid or worthless:
She was treated with scorn and ridicule by her colleagues when she applied for the job.
He's become an object of ridicule (= a person that everyone thinks is stupid and criticizes or laughs at).

ridicule
verb [T]
to laugh at someone in an unkind way:
She rarely spoke her mind out of fear of being ridiculed.
At the time he was ridiculed for his ideas.

ridiculous
adjective
stupid or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed at:
Do I look ridiculous in this hat?
Don't be so ridiculous! I can't possibly afford to go on holiday.
It's ridiculous to expect a two-year-old to be able to read!

ridiculously
adverb
Hotel rooms in the city are ridiculously overpriced during the festival.



2004

rl
21:15 2004/6/4
ridicule
可別被戲弄了

ridicule ['rıdıֽkjuːl]
noun
1 language or behaviour intended to humiliate or mock; derision
verb
2 [transitive] to make fun of, mock, or deride
[ETYMOLOGY: 17th Century: from French, from Latin ridiculus, from ridere to laugh]
2009 hc
French, from Latin rīdiculum, joke, from neuter of rīdiculus, laughable. See ridiculous.]

'ridi"culer noun


ridicule [ʀidikyl]
adjectif
ridiculous
nom masculin
ridiculousness nom non comptable

reticule ['rɛtıˌkjuːl]
noun
1 (in the 18th and 19th centuries) a woman's small bag or purse, usually in the form of a pouch with a drawstring and made of net, beading, brocade, etc.
2 a variant of: reticle
[ETYMOLOGY: 18th Century: from French réticule, from Latin reticulum RETICLE]

……
Emma saw symptoms of it immediately in the expression of her face; and while paying her own compliments to Mrs. Bates, and appearing to attend to the good old lady's replies, she saw her with a sort of anxious parade of mystery fold up a letter which she had apparently been reading aloud to Miss Fairfax, and return it into the purple and gold ridicule by her side, saying, with significant nods, ……
- Jane Austen: Emma Vol.3, Ch.16

……
《艾瑪》卷三第十六章裡這段用了一個很奇怪的字:ridicule,若照線上The Collins English Dictionary 所提供的有限解釋,或一般的英漢大辭典,可能無法理解奧斯汀在描述什麼。儘管辭典上已經說明了它的字源來自法文和拉丁文,但是奧斯汀在這裡用的其實是法文ridicule的另一種意義,它的意思相當於 reticule,也是源自法文拼法稍有差別的réticule
查清楚,可別被戲弄了。


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