2016年5月29日 星期日

uptight upbringing, headlong, headstrong, reflection,obstinacy, chapeau

"We are all creatures of our upbringings, our cultures, our times."
-- Oliver Sacks, author of ON THE MOVE: A Life, now available in trade paperback.

“Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell explores the world of “outliers” — the world's brightest, most successful, and most famous people, and questions what makes these high-achievers different from others.
Along the way, his answer becomes that we pay too little attention to successful people's upbringing. He explains everything from the fascinating secrets of some of software's billionaires to the qualities that made the Beatles so iconic.

  "When a court determines any question with respect to … the upbringing of a child … the child's welfare shall be the court's paramount consideration."

Ian McEwan on the law, religious freedom and child welfare.


The conjoined twins who would die without medical intervention, a boy who...
THEGUARDIAN.COM|由 IAN MCEWAN 上傳

Helen Oyeyemi: By the Book

The author of "Mr. Fox" and "Boy, Snow, Bird" considers Dumas's d'Artagnan a literary hero: "If there's going to be a fray, I can't help but approve of someone who enters it headlong."

Stockholm Town Hall (Elías Cornell,Ivar Sviestins)


Stockholm Town Hall

封面
Byggförlagget, 1992 - 143 頁


這種優秀的專書, 內容的質與量,遠遠比入門的資料好:Stockholm City Hall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


此書的引語 很值得參考

" For hundreds of years, all our upbringing, all our respect, has been devoted to education through the word, to understanding the word. Words flow out of us, in and over all of us! The word is loved before anything else. And the two arts that now sit in power over the world are those of the word and of technology.
How vain it is to speak with form. And yet - what inner pleasure ! colours, form; the triumph of the senses. The senses, not the brain's. The eye's, not that of reflection."

FROM RAGNAR OSTBERG'S ESSAY DEDICATED TO THE SWEDISHAUTHORS HJALMAR SODERBERG, 1919.




接下來的翻譯  省略很多(紅色全省去)
When Jim was still an obscure young lawyer, struggling to make his way in New York, his career was suddenly advanced by a brilliant marriage. Genevieve Whitney was the only daughter of a distinguished man. Her marriage with young Burden was the subject of sharp comment at the time. It was said she had been brutally jilted by her cousin, Rutland Whitney, and that she married this unknown man from the West out of bravado. She was a restless, headstrong girl, even then, who liked to astonish her friends. Later, when I knew her, she was always doing something unexpected. She gave one of her town houses for a Suffrage headquarters, produced one of her own plays at the Princess Theater, was arrested for picketing during a garment-makers' strike, etc.


upbringing
(ŭp'brĭng'ĭng) pronunciation
n.
The rearing and training received during childhood.
[名詞] (幼少期の)しつけ,教育,薫陶;(特定の)しつけ方,教育法(bringing-up)
    • He had a good upbringing.
    • 彼はよくしつけられている
  1. [語源]
    1484


uptight

(ŭp'tīt') pronunciation
adj. Slang
  1. Tense; nervous.
  2. Financially pressed; destitute.
  3. Outraged; angry.
  4. Rigidly conventional, as in manners, opinions, and tastes: "She sees this headlong, headstrong, plunge into worldliness as a protracted process of shucking the shame of her uptight upbringing" (James Wolcott).
uptightness up'tight'ness n.


headlong
(hĕd'lông', -lŏng') pronunciation
adv.
  1. With the head leading; headfirst: The runner slid headlong into third base.
  2. In an impetuous manner; rashly.
  3. At breakneck speed or with uncontrolled force.
adj. (hĕd'lông', -lŏng')
  1. Done with the head leading; headfirst: a headlong dive.
  2. Impetuous; rash. See synonyms at impetuous.
  3. Uncontrollably forceful or fast.
  4. Archaic. Steep; sheer.
[From Middle English (bi) hedlong, alteration of (bi) hedling : hed, head; see head + -ling, in a specified direction; see -ling2.]

héadlòng[héad・lòng]

[副]
1 向こう見ずに
rush headlong into ...
向こう見ずに…する.
2 頭を先にして.
3 いちもくさんに.
━━[形]
1 大急ぎの, いちもくさんの, 向こう見ずな, 軽率な
a headlong flight
とっさの逃走.
2 まっさかさまの.



obstinacy (noun) The trait of being difficult to handle or overcome.
Synonyms:mulishness, stubbornness
Usage:If any tribe shall refuse to recognize the authority of the French, by bowing down to the laced chapeau of Mowanna, let them abide the consequences of their obstinacy.

héadstròng[héad・stròng]

(hĕd'strông', -strŏng') pronunciation
adj.
  1. Determined to have one's own way; stubbornly and often recklessly willful. See synonyms at obstinate, unruly.
  2. Resulting from willfulness and obstinacy.

[形]
1 強情な.
2 〈行動などが〉わがままな.


chapeau[cha・peau]

  • 発音記号[ʃæpóu]
[名](複〜x 〔-z〕, 〜s)帽子(hat)
Chapeau bas 〔b〕 !
脱帽.
[フランス語←後ラテン語cappellus (cappa帽子+-ellus指小辞=小さな帽子). △CAP, CHAPEL, CHAPLET

沒有留言: