2016年8月25日 星期四

deranged, funnies pages, loosen up

Have noticed the technique: Everything Donald Trump is guilty of or accused of, he accuses Clinton of.
He's crooked. She's "crooked Hillary."
He's deranged and of unsound mind. He accuses her of losing her mind.
He's a bigot. He calls her a bigot.
Doesn't matter that everything he says is untrue. It ends up on a cable news Chyron.
It's his way of stealing the thunder and both media and the Clinton campaign let him get away with it.


A cartoon by David Sipress, from this week’s issue. For more:http://nyr.kr/17cpRN3
As the newspaper industry continues its decline, the funnies pages have decoupled from print. Instead of working for huge syndicates, or for censored newspapers with touchy editors, cartoonists are now free to create whatever they want http://econ.st/1Ksgp7E

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deranged
dɪˈreɪn(d)ʒd/
adjective
  1. mad; insane.
    "a deranged gunman"

funny
Pronunciation: /ˈfʌni/
ADJECTIVE (funnierfunniest)


1.1[PREDICATIVEWITH NEGATIVE] informal Used toemphasize that something is unpleasant or wrongand should be regarded seriously or avoided:stealing other people’s work isn’t funny
2Difficult to explain or understandstrange or curious:I had a funny feeling you’d be around
2.1Unusual, especially in such a way as to arousesuspicion:there was something funny going on
2.2informal (Of a person or part of the body) not inwholly good health or order; slightly ill:my eyes go all funny after a bit
2.3British informal Slightly deranged or eccentric:heard she’d gone a bit funny

NOUN

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1(funnies) informal Amusing jokes:the training courses usually produced a good crop of funnies
1.1North American The comic strips in newspapers:I read the sports page, funnies, and editorial
Phrases

funny ha-ha (or funny peculiar)

1
informal Amusing (or strange): used to distinguish the two main senses of ‘funny’:‘Funny ha-ha,’ Robbie said, ‘or funny peculiar?’
[coined by Ian Hay in his novel Housemaster (1936)]
I'm not being funny, but ——
2
informal Used before a statement or suggestion to point out that it is serious, however facetious orstrange it may seem:I’m not being funny but I haven’t got all day
see the funny side (of something)
3
(oh) very funny!
4
informal Used ironically to indicate that a speakerdoes not share another’s joke or amusement:‘D’yeh want a celery choc ice?’ ‘Very funny, I don’t think.’

Derivatives

funniness
1
NOUN
Relax one’s muscles before taking exercise:
arrive early to loosen up and hit some practice shots
1.1Become mentally relaxed:they taught me to have fun and loosen up

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