2016年8月31日 星期三

millwork, mill about, in tatters. apophasis, complaint, run-of-the-mill

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Before it met a violent end last month, China’s stockmarket rally was more than just your run-of-the-mill mania. It was political. Many investors called it a “state bull market”, believing the government was firmly in control, guaranteeing that shares would only go up. Buying stocks “is buying the Chinese dream”, proclaimed a top brokerage. The plunge of nearly one third over the past four weeks has left the dream in tatters http://econ.st/1D1FGQ3
China learns that stocks are beyond the Communist Party’s control

It was just a run-of-the-mill banking press conference - until this happened: http://bbc.in/1Oeeq5O
A woman interrupts a news conference by Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB) AFP Photo: Daniel Roland

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, W.Va., isn’t your run-of-the-mill haunted house.

While Deng believed that science and technology were important — as have many Chinese reformers since the late 19th century — he feared that the humanities and social sciences could be seedbeds of heterodoxy; he never hesitated in punishing intellectuals, whose divergent views could “lead to demonstrations that disrupt public order.” It is telling that for Deng perhaps the worst development in the Communist world after Tiananmen was the execution on Dec. 25, 1989, of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife. Ceausescu was the only Eastern European leader whose troops had fired on civilians.
Vogel calls Tiananmen a “tragedy,” and quotes Deng brushing aside doubts from colleagues that using troops to smash the uprising would disturb foreigners; “Westerners would forget.” Actually, it is young Chinese for whom the demonstrations in over 300 cities are a dim fact absent from their history lessons. Vogel’s account of the crackdown is largely accurate, although he omits the shooting down on Sunday morning of many parents milling about at the edge of the square, searching for their children. In this, as in other parts of this narrative, Vogel could have spoken with journalists who were there, and not just read their accounts. (I declare an interest; I saw these events.) What is disappointing is Vogel’s comments about why “the tragedy in Tiananmen Square evoked a massive outcry in the West, far greater than previous tragedies in Asia of comparable scale.”
 傅高義稱天安門事件是一場“悲劇”,還提到鄧的同事提出質疑,說使用軍隊鎮壓起義會惹怒外國人,鄧對此不以為然:“西方人會忘記的。”實際上,年輕 一代的中國人對這次在300多個城市爆發的示威只有模糊的認識,因為他們的歷史課上沒有提到這件事。傅高義對這次鎮壓的描述大部分是準確的,不過他遺漏了 一點:周日早上,很多在廣場邊緣尋找自己孩子的父母被槍殺了。關於這一點,以及其他一些部分,傅高義本可以與當時在場的記者交流一下,而不只是閱讀他們的 記述(作為這些事件的目擊者,我表示願意與他交談)。令人失望的一點是,傅高義提出了這樣的疑問:為什麼“天安門悲劇在西方社會引發了大範圍的強烈抗議, 強度遠遠大於之前在亞洲發生的類似規模的悲劇”?


A. N. Wilson's brief biography examines how a ludicrously run-of-the-mill man like Hitler rose to a position of such terrible power.

F.B.I. Makes Insider Trading Arrests Federal authorities announced insider trading charges against seven people on Wednesday, accusing them of earning nearly $62 million illegally trading on shares of Dell.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested four people across the country as part of the case, an escalation of the government's aggressive insider trading investigation.

The three other people named in the criminal complaint

Ordinary, average, as in There's nothing special about these singers--they're just run of the mill. This expression alludes to fabrics coming directly from a mill without having been sorted or inspected for quality. It has survived such similar phrases as run of the mine and run of the kiln, for the products of mines and kilns. [Late 1800s]

【名詞】1ある事柄については触れないと言いながらそれとなくほのめかすこと(mentioning something by saying it will not be mentioned)

(uh-POF/-uh-sis) 有時候是欲擒故縱/陽否陰述

apophasis (複数形 apophases) (rhetoric) An allusion to something by denying that it will be mentioned "I won't mention your bad grammar" is an example of apophasis.

noun: Allusion to something by denying it will be said.

Via Latin from Greek apophanai (to say no), from apo- (away from) + phanai (to say). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bha- (to speak) that is also the source of fable, phone, fame, boon, and infant. First recorded use: 1657.

"There is almost no complaint that Ralph Nader and Dear Abby won't listen to, but I don't remember either of them ever tried to do anything about a dangling participle or a badly mixed metaphor, not to mention damnable apophasis." — Jack Smith; Hey, Watch That Language!; Milwaukee Journal (Wisconsin); Nov 11, 1974.

"It's an Afghan apophasis. By claiming he does not want to participate in a political process that is hopelessly overrun with corruption, Abdullah is acknowledging just the opposite -- that he very much wants power and influence in the Afghan political realm." — Teddy Minch; Well Now What?; The Tufts Daily (Medford, Massachusetts); Nov 4, 2009.


  • 発音記号[kəmpléint]   [名]
1 [U][C](…に対する;…という)不平, 苦情, クレーム, 小言, ぐち, 泣き言((against, on ...;about, of ..., that節))
a complaint about rising taxes
a letter of complaint
reason [cause, grounds] for complaint
have [receive] a complaint
2 不満[苦情]の種;体の故障, 軽い異常;((時に婉曲))病気(sickness)
a chronic complaint
3 ((米))《法律》(民事訴訟手続きで)訴状;(刑事法で)告訴(状)
complaints procedure
make [file, lay] a complaint against a person
(I have) no complaints.


mills (複数形) • milled (過去形) • milled (過去分詞) • milling (現在分詞) • mills (三人称単数現在)
go through the mill, (全1件)
1 ひき臼(うす), 製粉機, 精米[精麦]機
a coffee [a pepper] mill
The mills of God grind slowly (, but they grind exceedingly small).
((ことわざ)) 天網恢々(かいかい)疎にして漏らさず.
2 粉ひき場, 製粉所, 精米[精麦]所
a water [a wind] mill
3 工場, 製作所;工作機械;(宝石などの)研磨機;(果汁をとる)圧搾機
a cotton [a paper, a steel] mill
紡績[製紙, 製鋼]工場
a gossip mill
4 ((略式))(人・事柄を機械的に処理する)公共機関[施設]
a divorce mill
a diploma mill
5 ((俗))ボクシングの試合;殴り合い.
6 ((俗))
(1) 機関車;(自動車などの)エンジン.
(2) タイプライター.
7 ((俗))留置場.
go [put a person] through the mill
1 〈物を〉製粉機[粉砕機, 研磨機など]にかける;…を製粉する
mill grainflour
2 《貨幣》〈硬貨に〉耳[へり]をつける;…にぎざをつける.
3 〈チョコレートなどを〉かき混ぜてあわ立てる.
4 ((俗))〈人に〉げんこつをくらわす;〈人と〉格闘する;〈人を〉投獄する.
5 〈物事を〉熟考する((over)).
1 〈物が〉ひき臼[製粉機, 研磨機など]にかかる.
2 ((略式))〈家畜・人の群れが〉あてもなく動き回る, ぐるぐる回る;うろつく((about, around)) mill about - move about in a confused manner      
A crowd of people milled about in the park.
3 ((俗))〈人が〉なぐり合う.
[後ラテン語molīna (molaひき臼+-INE1)]

míll • wòrk
  1. 1(ドア・窓枠など)工場製の既製木工品. cf. CABINETWORK 1.
  2. 2工場[製粉場]の機械作業.
  3. 3(一般に)木工品. (また míll wòrk)