Joe's coworkers lampoon his affected way of speaking.
After Ruling, Roberts Makes a Getaway From the Scorn
By ADAM LIPTAK
Anger from conservatives grew as they found clues in the decision on the health care mandate that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. might have shifted his stance during deliberations.
If family trips are a bit too National Lampoon, Room for Debate asks whether it’s O.K. for parents to have an adults-only retreat.
Rosy Talk Makes Shareholders See Red
Firms that use overly optimistic language in their disclosures to shareholders are more likely to be sued than similarly performing peer companies, according to this study.
Become angry; lose self-control.
The colour red has many associations - heat, heated emotions and violence, communism, a sign of warning (as in traffic lights etc), ripeness (in fruit etc), the colour representing the British Empire on maps and, of course, blood.
It is widely thought that 'see red' derives from the sport of bull-fighting and the toreador's use of a red cape to deceive the bull.
The phrase is known from the early 20th century and so is easily predated by the ancient sport, and more to the point, the knowledge of bull-fighting parlance in English-speaking countries, which dates from the mid-18th century.
That proposed derivation is backed up by the existence of the earlier phrase - 'like a red rag to a bull'. This is found in Charlotte Mary Yonge's novel The pillars of the house, 1873:
"Jack will do for himself if he tells Wilmet her eyes are violet; it is like a red rag to a bull."
Bulls can't actually see in colour and are attracted by the waving of the cloth rather than the redness. That doesn't detract from the red cape theory as the origin of this phrase however.
There is an alternative possible derivation. The phrase may be an adaptation of an earlier American expression - 'to see things red'. That is unconnected to bull-fighting and alludes to a state of heightened emotion when the blood rises and we become angry - what these days is more often referred to as 'the red mist'. The earliest known example of this is in Jerome K. Jerome's Three men on the bummel, 1900:
"I began, as the American expression is, to see things red."
'See red' itself is found in print the following year. Lucas Malet, the pseudonym of Charles Kingsley's daughter Mary St. Leger Harrison, wrote the romance The history of Sir Richard Calmady in 1901, which included this line:
Happily violence is shortlived, only for a very little while do even the gentlest persons 'see red'.
In Pittsburgh, the Mansion at Maple Heights, owned by a former Pittsburgh Steeler, Chukky Okobi, offered a $995 two-night Gridiron Getaway this football season that included two tickets to a Steelers game, a ride to and from Heinz Field and Saturday college football viewings in the B & B’s theater room with 119-inch HDTV and surround sound.
FCC Targets TV Stations Ending Analog
The Federal Communications Commission has told the owners of 123 TV stations that had planned to go ahead with the switch to digital broadcasts next week that they cannot do so unless they can show that consumers in their viewing areas will not be left in the dark.
(By Kim Hart, The Washington Post)
Red Alert: Homeland Security Drops Color Codes
Read original story in The New York Times | Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010
Meaning #1: system using colors to designate classifications
noun [C] (UK ALSO view)
an occasion for a special look at an exhibition, film, etc:
We've been invited to a private viewing, before the exhibition opens.
- The act of seeing, watching, or examining.
- The act or an instance of watching a movie or television.
- Pennsylvania. See wake1 (sense 2).
Engaged in watching a movie or television: a poll of the viewing audience.
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