2016年4月16日 星期六

handiwork, short on...long on

he technology keeps track of authorship, and when you're done, you can share your speech with others, who can then borrow (or ignore) your handiwork as they see fit. They can also rate your speech and comment on it.

“'Your talk," I said, 'is surely the handiwork of wisdom because not one word of it do I understand'.” 
―from "The Third Policeman" included in "The Complete Novels ofFlann O'Brien"

short on shelf life long on natural taste

hand·i·work (hăn'dē-wûrk') pronunciation
n.
  1. Work performed by hand.
  2. The product of a person's efforts and actions.
[Middle English handiwerk, from Old English handgeweorc : hand, hand + geweorc, work (ge-, collective pref. + weorc, work; see work).]

NOUN

[MASS NOUN]
1(one's handiwork) Something that one has made or done:the dressmakers stood back to survey their handiwork
2Making things by hand, considered as a subject of instruction:they taught young women reading, writing, and handiwork

Origin

Old English handgeweorc, from hand + geweorc 'something made', interpreted in the 16th century as handy + work.

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