2016年8月26日 星期五

bonkers, ultramarathon,

If you wanted to push yourself to the outermost chalk line of human endurance, you might consider an ultramarathon, or a solo row across the Atlantic Ocean, or being nominated to the United States Supreme Court.



It started with a fanfare, albeit with a bemused tone. “China’s bonkers elevated bus is real and already on the road”

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"This day is one of the best days of my life," Dion Leonard said after being reunited with his beloved dog, Gobi, ending a frantic search for the pup he met during an ultramarathon.
An ultramarathon, also called ultra distance, is any footrace longer than the traditional marathon length of 42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi).



bon·kers (bŏng'kərz) adj. Informal
Crazy: "When word spread that free gas was to be found, the populace, as expected, went bonkers" (Washington Post).

[Origin unknown.]

bonkers "crazy," 1957, British slang, perhaps from earlier naval slang meaning "slightly drunk" (1948), from notion of a thump ("bonk") on the head.

Urban Dictionary: bonkers

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bonkers

bonkers. Bananas, nuts, crazy, wild, ballistic, cuckoo! Any thesaurus will do. Quite commonly used word, not slang, used to affectionately describe a state of mind ...

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