2016年4月16日 星期六

gullible, nabob, working poor, pauper hearse, beloved, military procession

Jean-Paul Sartre's concern, in a phrase, was what it was like to be human. The topic sounded unmanageable, but Sartre linked its core elements—the mind, human values and human freedom—in big loose equations. The philosopher died on April 15th 1980
Philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre died on this day in 1980
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Quote of the day:
"I object to any law that tends to aggravate the inequality of fortunes; to make the rich richer, and the poor poorer; to multiply nabobs and paupers."
-- Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton (1831)

The day began with Lady Thatcher leaving Parliament for the last time as a hearse took her body from the crypt chapel of St Mary Undercroft in the Palace of Westminster to the start of the military procession at St Clement Danes in The Strand.
The union jack draped-coffin was topped with a large bunch of white flowers and a note reading: "Beloved mother, always in our hearts."


Working Poor
People who are economically disadvantaged despite the fact that they are fully employed. The working poor do not have sufficient income to improve their overall lifestyle.

Working poor is a term used to describe individuals and families who maintain regular employment but remain in relative poverty due to low levels of pay and dependent expenses.
The working poor are often distinguished from paupers, poor who are supported by government aid or charity.






1st June: He was given a national funeral attended by over two million people.
His body was laid in state under the L'Arc de Triomphe and he was later borne on a pauper's hearse, in accordance with his wishes, to be buried in the Panthéon, the burial place of many great French people.


But that was before the collapse of the tea market turned thousands of farmers and dealers into paupers and provided the nation with a very pungent lesson about gullibility, greed and the perils of the speculative bubble.



gullible
adjective
easily deceived or tricked, and too willing to believe everything that other people say:
There are any number of miracle cures on the market for people gullible enough to buy them.


nabob
ˈneɪbɒb/
noun
  1. 1.
    historical
    a Muslim official or governor under the Mogul empire.
  2. 2.
    a person of conspicuous wealth or high status.
    synonyms:very rich person, tycoonmagnatemillionairebillionaire,multimillionaireplutocrat

pau·per ('pər) pronunciation
n.
  1. One who is extremely poor.
  2. One living on or eligible for public charity.
[From Latin, poor.]



hearse[hearse]
発音記号[hə'ːrs][名]霊柩(れいきゅう)車, 葬儀車.

hearse 

Pronunciation: /həːs/ 

NOUN

A vehicle for conveying the coffin at a funeral.

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French herce 'harrow, frame', from Latin hirpex 'a kind of large rake', from Oscan hirpus 'wolf' (with reference to the teeth). The earliest recorded sense in English is 'latticework canopy placed over the coffin (whilst in church) of a distinguished person', but this probably arose from the late Middle English sense 'triangular frame (shaped like the ancient harrow) for carrying candles at certain services'. The current sense dates from the mid 17th century.


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