2016年6月4日 星期六

interactive, glowing, renown, garret, snicker, puerile snigger


There is plenty to smile or snigger at on a map of the UK.


"We may still cling to the myth of the solitary creator, toiling in a garret awaiting a visit from the muse, but the reality of creation has always been much more interactive"

An exhibition of over 400 photographs of artists' studios focuses on process, not product
ECONOMIST.COM


Commenting on the gaffe, developer Dr Matthew Garrett noted that the first version of the Microsoft code used a similar string of 0x0B00B135 -- a form of letters that roughly translates to "boobies".

開發人員馬修.賈瑞特博士評論這起烏龍時,提到這個微軟程式碼的第一個版本,使用類似字串0x0B00B135,這串字大致地翻譯後是「胸部」。

"Puerile sniggering at breasts contributes to the continuing impression that software development is a boys’ club where girls aren’t welcome," Dr Garrett wrote.

「幼稚地拿胸部當嘲笑題材,更增加軟體開發是不歡迎女性的男生俱樂部的既定印象」,賈瑞特博士寫道。
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At Junction City Middle School, students watching the inauguration never snickered, but watched wide-eyed.



George Garrett, 78, Southern Novelist, Is Dead
Mr. Garrett was a highly regarded Southern novelist who never received the wide literary renown that his decades of glowing reviews would suggest.


garret

Pronunciation: /ˈɡarət/   /ˈɡarɪt/ 


NOUN

A top-floor or attic room, especially a small dismal one:the solitary genius starving in a cold garret

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'watchtower'): from Old French garite, from garir (see garrison).
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  • ‘Watchtower’ was the first meaning recorded for garret. It comes from Old French garite, which (like MEgarrison) is from garir ‘to defend, provide’. The word's use for a room on the top floor of a house arose early in its history, in the late 15th century.

Words that rhyme with garret

renowned
adj.
Having renown; famous. See synonyms at noted.
renown
n.
  1. The quality of being widely honored and acclaimed; fame.
  2. Obsolete. Report; rumor.
[Middle English renoun, from Anglo-Norman, from renomer, to make famous : re-, repeatedly (from Latin; see re–) + nomer, to name (from Latin nōmināre, from nōmen, nōmin-, name).]

glowing
adjective
praising with enthusiasm:
In her speech, she paid a glowing tribute to her predecessor.
His latest book has received glowing reviews.

snigger 
verb [I] (US ALSO snicker)
to laugh at someone or something childishly and often unkindly:
They spent half the time sniggering at the clothes people were wearing.
What are you two sniggering at/about?

snigger 
noun [C]
We were having a snigger at the bride who was rather large and dressed in a tight pale pink dress.


puerile[pu・er・ile]

  • 発音記号[pjúːəril | pjúərail]

[形]((形式))
1 子供っぽい, 幼稚な, 浅薄な, たわいない.
2 子供の.
pu・er・ile・ly
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