2016年2月25日 星期四

scrivener, scriever/scriver, vulgar, tell someone off

Chaucerian Figures
Chaucerian Figures
Where is Chaucer buried? Geoffrey Chaucer, the writer of one of medieval England's best-known works, died on this date in 1400. His Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories that tell of human foibles and idiosyncrasies, told by a gathering of pilgrims to pass the time as they journey from Southwark to Canterbury. The tales are mostly written in verse, each in the literary style of the particular storyteller. Chaucer used the services of a scrivener named Adam Pinkhurst to do the actual writing of the book, which was written in Middle English. When Chaucer died, he was interred in Westminster Abbey; he was the first to be buried in the section called the Poet's Corner. Robert Browning, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy and Rudyard Kipling are among the other writers whose final resting place is in the Poet's Corner."Show some respect" - SNP MPs told-off, on their first day in the Commons, for clapping
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Hamish MacDonald is a poet - he writes in English, and in Scots. He’s been given a two-year project to write original creative works in Scots. Listen to him in action with his poem Nae Fizz Izzy.



The Scots Scriever's role is to produce creative works in the Scots variant...
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Porno is not necessarily vulgar. Vulgar is absolutely vulgar.
情色不一定低級。低級則絕對低級。




scriver
  1. To write

Etymology[edit]

From Latin scrībere, present active infinitive of scrībō. Compare Italian scrivere.

Verb[edit]

scriver
  1. (transitive) Alternative form of scrivar

scriv·en·er (skrĭv'ə-nər, skrĭv'nər) pronunciation
n.
  1. A professional copyist; a scribe: "Gutenberg's invention of movable type . . . took words out of the sole possession of monastic scriveners and placed them before the wider public" (Irvin Molotsky).
  2. A notary.
[Middle English scriveiner, from scrivein, from Old French escrivein, from Vulgar Latin *scrība, scrībān-, from Latin scrība, scribe. See scribe.]
The Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue: do you know your 'abbess' from your ...
Telegraph.co.uk
It was a runaway success when published in 1811 by soldier Francis Grose, but now the Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue can be viewed online. Here is our round up of the best words: BABES IN THE WOOD: Criminals in stocks or pillory. BOB TAIL: Lewd woman.

vulgar[vul・gar]

  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[vʌ'lgər]

[形]
1 わいせつな, 卑わいな
a vulgar joke
卑わいな冗談.
2 〈人が〉育ちのよくない, 趣味の悪い;〈ふるまい・言葉・衣服などが〉粗野[下品]な;((主に英))〈美術品などが〉はでな, 悪趣味の
vulgar manners [tastes]
下品な作法[趣味]
a vulgar man
粗野な男.
3 ((通例限定))((古))一般大衆の, 庶民の
the vulgar (crowd)
民衆.
4 ((通例限定))広く知られている, 通俗的な;平凡な
the vulgar view
通俗的見解
a vulgar misconception
一般に誤って信じられている概念
vulgar beliefs
俗信.
5 ((通例限定))大衆が使用する, 俗語の;自国語の
the vulgar tongue
民衆の言葉;自国語, (昔のラテン語に対する)英国語.
[ラテン語vulgāris (vulgus一般大衆+-āris形容詞語尾=一般大衆に属する)]
vul・gar・ly
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 tell someone off

Definition of tell someone off in English:

1informal Reprimand or scold someone:my parents told me off for coming home late

2archaic Assign a member of a group to a particulartask:there used to be a chap told off every day to fetch usbeer

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