2016年1月7日 星期四

off-key, outlandish, oddities, bizarro



A tea museum in the shape of a teapot? Of course. But a building in the shape of a piano and violin? That's a bit off-key

 The Guardian  Guardian culture 都分享了 1 條連結
Chinese president Xi Jinping wants to put a stop to China’s bizarre building syndrome. Here are the most outlandish oddities that have appeared so far
THEGUARDIAN.COM|由 OLIVER WAINWRIGHT 上傳


The phonetic pairings of most long and short vowel sounds were also lost, which gave rise to many of the oddities of English pronunciation, and which now obscure the relationships between many English words and their foreign counterparts.





Science fiction, just ambitious, or simply outlandish? One Chinese company wants to make a self-flying drone that can carry a human passenger.

One Chinese start-up proposes to make a personal drone that will fly you…
ON.FT.COM


One way to experience the show is as a straightforward tour of Wright’s masterpieces. Organized by Thomas Krens and David van der Leer, it is arranged in roughly chronological order, so that you can spiral up through the highlights of his career: the reinvention of the suburban home and the office block, the obsession with car culture, the increasingly outlandish urban projects.


CNBC Under Fire: Sticking Up for the Big Guy?

By JAMES PONIEWOZIK
In the new bizarro world of TV's business channel, élites are populists and the big guy is the little guy


Bizarro fiction is a contemporary literary genre noted for its focus on "high weirdness." The term was appropriated from popular culture in 2005 by the independent publishing companies Eraserhead Press, Raw Dog Screaming Press, and Afterbirth Books in response to the rising demand for unique and outlandish fiction. In the introduction to The Bizarro Starter Kit, Bizarro is described as "literature's equivalent to the cult section at the video store" and a genre that "strives not only to be strange, but fascinating, thought-provoking, and, above all, fun to read."[1] According to Rose O'Keefe of Eraserhead Press: "Basically, if an audience enjoys a book or film primarily because of its weirdness, then it is Bizarro. Weirdness might not be the work's only appealing quality, but it is the major one."


outlandish
adj.
  1. Conspicuously unconventional; bizarre. See synonyms at strange.
  2. Strikingly unfamiliar.
  3. Located far from civilized areas.
  4. Archaic. Of foreign origin; not native.
outlandishly out·land'ish·ly adv.
outlandishness out·land'ish·ness n.

  • 1. 外国風の、異国風の
  • 2. 風変わり{ふうがわり}な、異様{いよう}な、奇妙{きみょう}な、突飛な
提供元:「EDP」

「outlandish」を使った用例

  • dismiss someone's outlandish notion
  • (人)の突飛{とっぴ}な考えをはねつける
  • outlandish clothes
  • 異様な衣服
  • outlandish habits
  • 風変わりな習慣
  • outlandish outfit
  • 突飛{とっぴ}な服装{ふくそう}
  • push salaries and bonuses to outlandish height
  • 給与{きゅうよ}と賞与{しょうよ}を途方{とほう}もない程度{ていど}に引き上げる


oddity

Line breaks: odd¦ity
Pronunciation: /ˈɒdɪti/



NOUN (plural oddities)

1strange or peculiar person or thing:she was regarded as a bit of an oddity
1.1[MASS NOUN] The quality of being strange orpeculiar:realizing the oddity of the remark, he retractedit

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