2016年6月3日 星期五

lung, lunge, kamikaze, mojo, gutter, vanquished,, tiddly, hoodoo or voodoo, voodoo economics

Victim's father couldn't hold back his rage -- lunges over the table to attack his daughter's killer inside courtroom during sentencing.http://cnn.it/1t60jfQ

At the height of Sri Lanka’s parliamentary campaign, mobile phone footage went viral showing Mahinda Rajapaksa, an authoritarian former president, lunging at a member of the public, his fists clenched. His aides pulled him away. With the votes all counted, Mr Rajapaksa's lunge for power has proven equally unsuccessfulhttp://econ.st/1E6y44S

AT THE height of Sri Lanka’s parliamentary campaign, footage taken with a mobile phone went viral. It showed Mahinda Rajapaksa, an authoritarian former president...

Tokyo's bid to host the 2016 Olympic games was doomed by a lack of enthusiasm. There was no such problem this time around. In beating Madrid and Istanbul for the right to host the 2020 games, Tokyo has shown unexpected mojo http://econ.st/161s6eA



 Thanks to new digital tools, marketing is no longer voodoo



  Is Japan Risking War to Save the US-Japan Alliance?
China's likely response, or was it a deliberate, desperate, almost kamikaze-like lunge to save the U.S.-Japan security alliance? I believe that it was the latter. That Japan—and here I mean not just the Japan Democratic Party (DPJ) Noda cabinet, but ...



The U.S. dollar lunged higher on Tuesday as China allowed its yuan to fall to three-year lows, a shift that heightened unease about the world's second-largest economy even as it promised a much-needed boost to exports.

Burberry's Sales Growth Slows

Burberry's first-quarter sales rose 11%, well off last year's pace, as the luxury-goods maker felt the effects of the sputtering global economy.

Google+ Can Never Vanquish Facebook: 10 Reasons Why
Google's decision to try its luck one more time in the social market with its Google+ platform is somewhat surprising. Over the last several years, Google has attempted to vanquish top players in the social market with the help of Orkut and Google Buzz ...

'Evening's Empire'
Reviewed by BEN SISARIO
An epic novel of rock 'n' roll , from its glory years to the guttering and sputtering of the music industry.

In an 11th-century French codex, the Maccabees pursue their retreating foe across the gutter of a two-page spread as over adjacent hills. Line dominates, especially satisfying in its account of the lunging horses and contrasting body language of victors and vanquished.
Photo: Leiden University Library

Those numbers look tiddly beside the public-sector pension deficits.

BlackBerry Services Sputters Back to Life

After three days of disruptions, RIM's service appears to be returning to action.

Japan's economy sputters; MPs want BOJ to do more
By Stanley White and Sumio Ito TOKYO, July 30 (Reuters) - Japan suffered the biggest fall in factory output in more than a year in June and manufacturers ...

Down but far from out
The anti-Putin demonstrations lose some of their mojo

. How Occupy Oakland Is Stealing Occupy Wall Street's Mojo

By Jason Motlagh / Oakland
Protesters shut down the country's fourth largest port on Wednesday, even as they dealt with teargas and a volatile element in their midst: anarchists

Benetton's Faded Colors

Italy's Benetton family knitted an empire out of hip sweaters, but competition and recession are taking a toll. Can the next generation get the aging brand's mojo back?

Bing vs. Google: Is Microsoft Losing Its Mojo?
PC World
Also of interest: Bing's lost customers, gauging from StatCounter's data, appear to have gone to Google. Google shot up from 77.83 percent of the US search ...
GM is not the only company that's sputtering right now. Motorola, Citi, NASCAR, Starbucks, Sony, United Airlines, EMI, Kodak, Alitalia, Sprint Nextel, the New York Times, Unilever, AOL and Chrysler─these are just a few of the businesses that seem to have lost their mojo. Truth is, every organization is successful until it's not─and today, there are a lot that are not.

All Maximo Merioles Jr. could think about were his two children. As the floodwaters that had swamped his neighborhood came close to submerging him, he grabbed his two kids, ages 12 and 10, and swam toward another house, clambered up to the third floor, jumped between roofs and climbed down a wall to safety across the street.


Pronunciation: /ˌkamɪˈkɑːzi/

  • (in the Second World War) a Japanese aircraft loaded with explosives and making a deliberate suicidal crash on an enemy target.
  • the pilot of a kamikaze aircraft.


  • relating to or denoting a kamikaze attack or pilot: a kamikaze attack
  • reckless or potentially self-destructive:he made a kamikaze run across three lanes of traffic  / kamikaze congress


Japanese, from kami 'divinity' 神+ kaze 'wind'風, originally referring to the gale that, in Japanese tradition, destroyed the fleet of invading Mongols in 1281


Pronunciation: /ˈvuːduː/
Translate voodoo | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
Definition of voodoo

[mass noun]
  • a black religious cult practised in the Caribbean and the southern US, combining elements of Roman Catholic ritual with traditional African magical and religious rites, and characterized by sorcery and spirit possession: they can use voodoo to help people if you understand voodoo you can talk to these spirits [as modifier]:a voodoo doll a voodoo priest
  • [count noun] a person skilled in voodoo.

verb (voodoos, voodooing, voodooed)

[with object]
  • affect (someone) by the practice of voodoo: someone had voodooed her





early 19th century: from Louisiana French, from Kwa vodũ

Definition of voodoo economics

[often treated as singular] US informal
  • an economic policy perceived as being unrealistic and ill-advised, in particular a policy of maintaining or increasing levels of public spending while reducing taxation: the numbers do not add up - talk about voodoo economics


1980s: popularized as a disparaging term by George Bush (see Bush, George) in his 1980 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination


n., pl. -jos or -joes.
  1. A magic charm or spell.
  2. An amulet, often a small flannel bag containing one or more magic items, worn by adherents of hoodoo or voodoo.
  3. Personal magnetism; charm.
[Perhaps ultimately from Fula moco'o, medicine man.]


Pronunciation: /ˈməʊdʒəʊ/
noun (plural mojos)

chiefly US
  • a magic charm, talisman, or spell:someone must have their mojo working over at the record company
  • [mass noun] influence, especially magic power: the name has no mojo


early 20th century: probably of African origin; compare with Gullah moco 'witchcraft'

IN BRIEF: adj. - Very drunk.

The noun has 2 meanings:
Meaning #1: the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
Synonyms: spatter, spattering, splatter, splattering, splutter, sputtering
Meaning #2: an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
Synonym: splutter

The verb sputter has 5 meanings:
Meaning #1: make an explosive sound
Meaning #2: cause to undergo a process in which atoms are removed
Meaning #3: climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
Synonyms: clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle
Meaning #4: utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage
Synonym: splutter
Meaning #5: spit up in an explosive manner
Synonyms: splutter, spit out


v., -tered, -ter·ing, -ters. v.intr.
  1. To spit out or spray particles of saliva or food from the mouth in noisy bursts.
  2. To spit out words or sounds in an excited or confused manner.
  3. To make sporadic spitting or popping sounds: The fire sputtered and died.
  4. Physics. To cause the atoms of a solid to be removed from the surface by bombardment with atoms in a discharge tube.
  1. To eject in short bursts with spitting or popping sounds.
  2. To utter in an excited or confused manner.
  3. Physics. To coat (a solid surface) with metal atoms by sputtering.
  1. The act or sound of sputtering.
  2. Matter emitted in sputtering.
  3. Excited or confused utterance.
[Probably of Low German origin, akin to Dutch sputteren.]
sputterer sput'ter·er n.
sputtery sput'ter·y adj.
1 パチパチ[ブツブツ]音をたてる
a roast sputtering on the grill
2 (怒ったり興奮したりして)口からつば[食べ物]を飛ばす;早口に[せき込んで]しゃべりたてる.
3 〈エンジン・機関銃が〉激しい(発射)音を出す.
1 〈小さな物を〉ブツブツ[パチパチ]飛ばす.
2 〈つば・食べ物などを〉(興奮して)口から飛ばす;…を早口に[せき込んで]支離滅裂にしゃべる.
1 パチパチ[ブツブツ]いう音.
2 せき込んで支離滅裂にしゃべること.
3 [C]つば, 口から飛ばされた食物など.

  1. A sudden thrust or pass, as with a sword.
  2. A sudden forward movement or plunge.

v., lunged, lung·ing, lung·es. v.intr.
  1. To make a sudden thrust or pass.
  2. To move with a sudden thrust.
To cause (someone) to lunge.
[From alteration of obsolete allonge, to thrust, from French allonger, from Old French alongier, to lengthen : a, to (from Latin ad; see ad–) + long, long (from Latin longus).]

n. - 刺, 躍進, 刺進
v. intr. - 刺,


lunge 1 
Pronunciation: /lʌn(d)ʒ/ 


1A sudden forward thrust of the body, typically with an arm outstretched to attack someone or seize something:Lucy made a lunge for Gabriel’s wristcrude lunge at United’s goalscorer
1.1The basic attacking move in fencing, in which the leading foot is thrust forward closeto the floor with the knee bent while the back leg remains straightened.
1.2An exercise or gymnastic movement resembling the lunge of a fencer.

VERB (lungeslungeing or lunginglunged)

1Make a lunge:McCulloch raised his cudgel and lunged at himJohn lunged forward and grabbed him by the throat
1.1[WITH OBJECT AND ADVERBIAL OF DIRECTION] Make a sudden forward thrust with (a part of the body or a weapon):Billy lunged his spear at the fish


Mid 18th century: from earlier allonge, from French allonger 'lengthen'.

  • 発音記号[lʌ'ndʒ]
1 (フェンシングなどでの)突き.
2 突っ込み, 突進.
━━[動](自)(フェンシングなどで)(…を)突く;(ボクシングで)(…に)ストレートを出す((out/at ...));(…に)突進する((out/at, for, into, toward ...)).
━━(他)〈物を〉突き出す[刺す], 突進させる. 沖, 撲
v. tr. - 用刺, 戳
日本語 (Japanese)
n. - 急な突き, 突き, 突進
v. - 突く, 突進する

n. - 排水溝, 貧民區, 槽
v. tr. - 開溝於
v. intr. - 形成溝, 淌蠟, 流, 淌, 搖曳不定
adj. - 貧賤的, 下流的, 粗俗的, 迎合低級趣味的, 聳人聽聞的, 黃色下流的
  • gutter out 漸漸熄滅, 無聲無息地結束或死去
  • gutter press 低級趣味刊物, 黃色書刊, 下流報刊

日本語 (Japanese)
n. - 樋, 排水溝, 貧民街, どん底の境遇, 溝
v. - ろうを流す, 樋を付ける, 溝を作る
  • gutter out 徐々に消える
  • gutter press 煽情的な低級新聞
> sputter and gutter and go to his wife to trim his wick.”—Letters (1970) of G. Meredith, 27 December, I. page 409>

Tears can gutter down your face and lava can gutter down a mountain. The guttering/sputtering connection is new to me.


  • 発音記号[spʌ'təriŋ]

(văng'kwĭsh, văn'-) pronunciation
tr.v., -quished, -quish·ing, -quish·es.
    1. To defeat or conquer in battle; subjugate.
    2. To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
  1. To overcome or subdue (an emotion, for example); suppress: "She had had to wrench herself forcibly away from Katharine, and every step vanquished her desire" (Virginia Woolf). See synonyms at defeat.
[Middle English vaynquisshen, from Old French vainquir, vainquiss-, from Latin vincere.]
vanquishable van'quish·a·ble adj.
vanquisher van'quish·er n.
vanquishment van'quish·ment n.