2016年4月10日 星期日

dismissive, Patron-Client, fatuous, fatuity, patronising, condescending, marginalise, chunks, a single block, parental leave

    Bernie Sanders is hitting Hillary Clinton over her belief that young people who link her to the fossil fuel industry "haven't done their research," saying it's "condescending" to young voters.


    olivia: 恩庇侍從理論(Patron-Client Theory)
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    其中所提到的依持主義(clientelism)指的就是以「恩庇-侍從」二元垂直的聯盟關係,來完成對政治社會體系的動員與控制,其中最有代表性的具體表現即為派系政治。 In the news
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    恩庇侍從體制不適於民主時代。李登輝總統任內一定程度破壞或弱化了該體制,儘管是進步,卻 ...


In the speech Mr Clegg will say it is vital that reforms to parental leave 父母育嬰假 help not only the rich, but also ordinary working families in what he calls "Alarm Clock Britain".
"Too many of these parents feel trapped by the current rigid rules," he will say. The current systems which allow men two weeks of paternity leave "patronise women and marginalise men" he will claim.

The government wants couples to be able to take leave in a number of chunks rather than a single block, or parents taking time off together rather than one after the other.



He had even noticed two or three gestures whichin his fatuityhe had thought she kept for him.

他甚至注意到兩三個姿勢,他一向癡心以為是保留給他的。

Apotheosis of Fatuous Egotism


Imagine this: Grass still feels guilty for being drafted into the
Waffen SS at 17 while some of his older fellow soldiers from the
Frundsberg tank division are attending reunions! Yet Grass's most
egregious critic — Christopher Hitchens, in Slate — calls him
"something of a bigmouth and a fraud, and also something of a
hypocrite." It is Grass's craven critics — the fatuous Hitchens among
them — who should feel ashamed.



condescending and dismissive

The McCain campaign’s response was condescending and dismissive — a statement that Mrs. Edwards doesn’t understand the comprehensive nature of the senator’s approach, which would harness “the power of competition to produce greater coverage for Americans,” reducing costs so that even people with pre-existing conditions could afford care.
This is nonsense on multiple levels.

condescend
verb USUALLY HUMOROUS
condescend to do sth If you condescend to do something, you agree to do something which you do not consider to be good enough for your social position:
I wonder if Michael will condescend to visit us?
intr.v.-scend·ed-scend·ing-scends.
  1. To descend to the level of one considered inferior; lower oneself. See synonyms at stoop1.
  2. To deal with people in a patronizingly superior manner.
[Middle English condescenden, from Old French condescendre, from Late Latin condēscendere : Latin com-, intensive pref.; see com– + dēscendere, to descend; see descend.]



 con・de・scend



  
━━ vi. へり下って…する ((to; to do)); (目下の者に)謙そんめいた態度をとる; (恩にきせるような態度で)親切にする ((to)).
 con・de・scend・ing ━━ a. (目下に対して)威張らない, 腰の低い; わざとへり下った, 恩にきせるような.
con・de・scend・ing・ly ad.
 con・de・scen・sion ━━ n. 卑下; 恩きせがましい態度.

dismiss (FORGET)
verb [T]
to decide that something or someone is not important and not worth considering:
I think he'd dismissed me as an idiot within five minutes of meeting me.
Let's not just dismiss the idea before we've even thought about it.
Just dismiss those thoughts from your mind - they're crazy and not worth thinking about.

dismissal
noun [U]

dismissive
adjective
He's so dismissive of anybody else's suggestions.
a dismissive attitude





fatuous
adjective FORMAL
stupid, not correct, or not carefully thought about:
a fatuous idea/remark

fatuous
(FACH-oo-uhs)

adjective: Foolish or inane, especially in a complacent and smug manner.

Etymology
From Latin fatuus (foolish). Earliest recorded use: 1633.

Usage
"You know it's patronising because every five minutes there is an utterly fatuous remark dressed up as profundity." — Amol Rajan; When Women Aren't on Top; The Independent (London, UK); Oct 13, 2010.



fatuousLine breaks: fatu|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈfatjʊəs/



Definition of fatuous in English:

adjective

Silly and pointless:a fatuous comment

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin fatuus 'foolish' -ous.


Derivatives



fatuity

1

Pronunciation: /fəˈtjuːɪti/
noun (plural fatuities)
[名]
1 [U]愚鈍,まぬけ,ばかさかげん.
2 ばかげたこと[行動,言葉].
Pa·tron·i·zing
a.Showing condescending favor; assuming the manner of airs of a superior toward another. -- Pat·ron·i·zing·ly, adv. Thackeray.

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