2015年6月30日 星期二

Put the kettle on, steeling, enameled steel tea kettles, kettle-cooked

Put on the kettle and settle down with The Listening Project.
Three couples face dilemmas about religion, dementia and work/life balance.

In the past, because making movies was so expensive, we had to protect against exhaustion and compromise. In the future, you’ll have to steel yourself against something else: the temptation to go with the flow, and allow the movie to drift and float away."

Perhaps China is steeling itself for a possible DPP comeback (even though the party is hardly a model of unity itself). Since a visit to China in October 2012 by a former prime minister, Frank Hsieh Chang-ting, several DPP legislators and pro-DPP academics have been welcomed on the mainland, holding meetings with Chinese officials who once shunned them.

kettle-cooked chip 採取非連續方式的製出的薯條片
chips 兩義

Ads Promise You'll Fall in Love With Cape Cod (Chips)
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A campaign for Cape Cod kettle-cooked chips is called the first for the brand that includes television and social media.


Pronunciation: /stiːl/
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[mass noun]
  • a hard, strong grey or bluish-grey alloy of iron with carbon and usually other elements, used as a structural and fabricating material: [as modifier]:steel girders
  • used as a symbol or embodiment of strength and firmness:nerves of steel [as modifier]:a steel will
  • [count noun] a rod of roughened steel on which knives are sharpened.


[with object]
  • mentally prepare (oneself) to do or face something difficult:his team were steeling themselves for disappointment [with infinitive]:she steeled herself to remain calm


Old English stȳle, stēli, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch staal, German Stahl, also to stay2. The verb dates from the late 16th century


  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[kétl] 鍋(なべ), 釜(かま).
(1) 湯わかし, やかん
put the kettle on for tea
(2) やかん1杯の量
a kettle of water
4 《地質学》釜状凹地(kettle hole).
5 ((米俗))懐中時計.

 chiefly British A small area in which demonstrators orprotesters are confined by police seeking to maintain order during a demonstration:

activists in the kettle were protesting at being held and resisting arrest


[WITH OBJECT] chiefly BritishBack to top  
(Of the police) confine (a group of demonstrators orprotesters) to a small area, as a method of crowd control during a demonstration:the plan was to get as close to the protest as possible without getting kettled(as noun kettlingpolice were criticized for their use of controversial tactics such as kettling

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Nov 24, 2006 - If you're making tea, you would be putting the kettle on [the stove]. I believe we use this in AE as well, but as we drink much less tea (I drink ...

Bristol Model and Martha Stewart Collection® Enameled Steel Tea Kettles Recalled Due to Burn HazardWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Copco and Wild Leaf Tea Co. Bristol model and Martha Stewart Collection® Enameled Steel Tea Kettles
Units: About 132,000
Distributor: Copco, a division of Wilton Industries Inc., of Woodridge, Ill.
Hazard: The handle on the tea kettle can come loose, posing a burn hazard to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received eight reports of the handle becoming loose or deformed. One minor burn to hands has been reported.
Description: This recall involves Copco and Wild Leaf Tea Co. Bristol model and Martha Stewart Collection® Enameled Steel Tea Kettles with enamel finishes in white, cr�me, blue, cobalt, sand, red and green.
Sold by: Mail order, online and by retailers nationwide, including Macy�s and Linens �n Things from October 2005 through January 2010 for about $35.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these tea kettles and contact Copco for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Copco toll free at (866) 255-9237 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, and between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. CT Friday, or visit the firm�s Web site at www.copco.com
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e·nam·el (ĭ-năm'əl) pronunciation n.
  1. A vitreous, usually opaque, protective or decorative coating baked on metal, glass, or ceramic ware.
  2. An object having such a coating, as in a piece of cloisonné.
  3. A coating that dries to a hard glossy finish: nail enamel.
  4. A paint that dries to a hard glossy finish.
  5. Anatomy. The hard, calcareous substance covering the exposed portion of a tooth.
tr.v., -eled, or -elled, -el·ing, or -el·ling, -els, or -els.
  1. To coat, inlay, or decorate with enamel.
  2. To give a glossy or brilliant surface to.
  3. To adorn with a brightly colored surface.
[From Middle English enamelen, to put on enamel, from Anglo-Norman enamailler : en-, on (from Old French; see en-1) + amail, enamel (from Old French esmail , of Germanic origin).]
enameler e·nam'el·er or e·nam'el·ist n.

delinquent, in arrears, black swan, disruptive, catastrophic, disrupter

If Greece fails to pay the International Monetary Fund a $1.7 billion debt coming due at the close of business Tuesday—around 6 p.m. EDT—the country will immediately be in arrears to the fund, an event normally known in the financial world as a “default.”
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A default by Greece on a payment due to the IMF Tuesday would be the...

Mary Bolender needed to get her 10-year-old daughter to the emergency room, but her Chrysler van would not start. The cause was not mechanical - it was her lender. Ms. Bolender was three days behind on her monthly car payment.

Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car

Subprime lenders are increasingly relying on technology that allows them to track and disable delinquent borrowers’ vehicles with just a tap of a cellphone app.


The Disrupters
From streaming TV to immersive theater, 2013 was a year of cultural upheaval. Here are interviews with the people who broke the rules, from Miley Cyrus to Michael B. Jordan. Plus: James Franco on the rise of the "selfie."

How to Prepare for a Black Swan
by Matthew Le Merle

Whether environmental, economic, or political in nature, black swan events are impossible to predict but happen regularly, so companies need to prepare for them. Disrupter analysis is a four-step process that uses stress tests to help companies assess the risks of such future catastrophic events.

Line breaks: ar|rears
Pronunciation: /əˈrɪəz/ 

Definition of arrears in English:

plural noun

Money that is owed and should have been paid earlier:he was suing the lessee for the arrears of rentmortgage arrears


in arrears

(also chiefly Law in arrear)
1Behind with paying money that is owed:two out of three tenants are in arrears

delinquent Line breaks: de|lin|quent
Pronunciation: /dɪˈlɪŋkw(ə)nt /


1(Typically of a young person) tending to commitcrimeparticularly minor crime:delinquent teenagers
formal Failing in one’s duty.
2.1 North American In arrears:
delinquent accounts


A delinquent person:
juvenile delinquents


late 15th century: from Latin delinquent- 'offending', from the verb delinquere, from de- 'away' + linquere 'to leave'.


Syllabification: (dis·rup·tive)
Pronunciation: /disˈrəptiv/
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  • causing or tending to cause disruption:disruptive and delinquent children the hours of work are disruptive to home life
  • innovative or groundbreaking:breaking a disruptive technology into the market is never easy





black swan
An event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation and that would be extremely difficult to predict. This term was popularized by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a finance professor and former Wall Street trader.

Investopedia Says:
Black swan events are typically random and unexpected. For example, the previously successful hedge fund Long Term Capital Management (LTCM) was driven into the ground as a result of the ripple effect caused by the Russian government's debt default. The Russian government's default represents a black swan event because none of LTCM's computer models could have predicted this event and its subsequent effects.

2015年6月29日 星期一

snappy, plebeian, by long chalks, As different as chalk and cheese

Thankfully, the snappier "Oriel" came soon after, coming from the oriel window in the entrance to the college.

2011 吳敦義---白賊院長 巧言令色大師---吃飯跟吃屎都一樣
吳敦義---白賊院長 巧言令色大師---說 蔡英文案的文件造假 3月或8月 都一樣.....

某母親: 這是台灣話說 吃飯跟吃屎都一樣.....

As different as chalk and cheese

Two things that are very different from each other.

We have hundreds of phrases to indicate the similarity of one thing with another and similes like 'as alike as two peas in a pod' are commonplace in everyday speech. However, as far as I know, there is only one phrase that does the opposite and explicitly refers to the difference between things and that is 'as different as chalk and cheese'. This is an old expression and the earliest citation of it is in John Gower's Middle English text Confessio Amantis, 1390:

Lo, how they feignen chalk for chese.

Tourist boards in several of the chalkland areas of the UK try to place the phrase's origin in their locality and allude to vague connections between chalk and the local cheese. None of these are convincing and they clearly owe more to marketing than to etymology. So, how did the phrase come about?

There must have been a time in the development of English when we had no standard phrase to express the idea that two things were 'as different as X and Y'. When someone coined such a phrase, and that someone may well have been Gower in 1390, clearly he needed candidates for the roles of X and Y. That doesn't sound difficult, after all most things are different from most other things.

"Maybe, 'as different as a cormorant and a lamp-post'", thinks our coiner, "or 'as different as floorboards and greengrocers'". "No, 'as different as chalk and cheese' sounds better". Why? For no better reason that the fact the 'chalk' and 'cheese' are short and snappy words that alliterate. The English language is packed full of phrases that contain pairs of rhyming or alliterating words - often just because the person who coined them liked the sound of them; for example, hocus-pocus, the bee's knees, riff-raff etc.

A modern-day spin-off of 'chalk and cheese' is 'chalk and talk'. This refers to the traditional teaching method where the teacher stood at the front to address the class while writing on the blackboard with a stick of chalk (which those of a certain age will well remember). The phrase emerged in the UK in the 1930s but had a shortish run as a widely used expression as classrooms began to be equipped with whiteboards in the 1960s. 'Dry-wipe marker pen and talk' never caught on.

Definition of snappy in English:

adjective (snappiersnappiest)

1Irritable and inclined to speak sharplysnappish:anything unusual made her snappy and nervous
2.1Neat and elegant:a snappy dresser


make it snappy

informal Be quick about it:into bed and make it snappy!


(adjective) Of or associated with the great masses of people.
Synonyms: common, unwashed, vulgar
It is you, William, who are the aristocrat of your family, and you are not as fine a fellow as your plebeian brother by long chalk.
━━ n., a. (古代ローマの)平民(の); 平民(の); 粗野な(人).

by a long chalk 相差很多

━━ n. 白墨; 白亜(質).

as different as chalk and [from] cheese / (as) like as chalk (is) to cheese 〔話〕 本質[内容]は全然違った.

by a long chalk / by long chalks 〔英話〕 ずっと; ((否定文で)) けっして(…ない).

━━ vt. 白墨で書く[こする]; 白亜を塗る, 白亜で白くする.

breakdancing, break-dancer, radicalization, sucker, bluffing, poker, winningly, fascinating

Showed Signs of Radicalization

Seifeddine Rezgui, the Tunisian student who shot 39 tourists at a seaside hotel on Friday, was a break-dancer in his youth but turned to extremism while in college.

"We know we can't breakdance our way out of poverty, but with breakdancing you feel that you can do anything." Nasir Jones presents the Real Hip-Hop

All this is fascinating enough as human drama (complemented by Sperber’s provision of a comprehensive reading of every Marx-related text — whether speeches, letters, articles, grocery bills or invoices — in a winningly informal, readable style). But it has extra value. For the act of reclaiming Marx as a man, and a man of his time, alters the way we understand his ideas. 假使把這些都當作人生種種奇遇,所有這一切都非常具有吸引力(再加之斯珀伯以一種迷人的、非正式的、可讀性強的風格,廣泛提供了和馬克思有關的各種 文本——無論是講話、書信、文章、雜貨賬單或發票。)但是這部傳記還有別的價值:它重新把馬克思塑造成了一個人,他所處的時代中的一個人,這改變了我們理 解其思想的方式。

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A b-boy performing outside Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA, United States
GenreHip-hop dance
InventorStreet dancers from New York City

B-boying or breaking, also called breakdancing, is a style of street dance that originated among African American and Latino youth, many former members of the Black Spades, the Young Spades, and the Baby Spades during the mid 1970s. 

A practitioner of this dance is called a b-boy, b-girl, or breaker. Although the term "breakdance" is frequently used to refer to the dance in popular culture and in the more mainstream entertainment industry, "b-boying" and "breaking" are the original terms. These terms are preferred by the majority of the pioneers and most notable practitioners.[2][3]

Why is poker called poker?
The origin of the word Poker is also well debated. Most of the dictionaries and game historians say that it comes from an eighteenth-century French game, poque. However, there are other references to pochspiel, which is a German game. In pochspiel, there is an element of bluffing, where players would indicate whether they wanted to pass or open by rapping on the table and saying, "Ich Poche!" Some say it may even have derived come the Hindu word, pukka.

Yet another possible explanation for the word poker, is that it came from a version of an underworld slang word, "poke," a term used by pickpockets. Cardsharps who used the 20-card cheating game to relieve a sucker from his poke may have used that word among themselves, adding an r to make it "poker." The thought was that if the sharps used the word "poker" in front of their victims, those wise to the underworld slang would not surmise the change.

"If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you."Paul Newman

  1. Informal.
    1. One who is easily deceived; a dupe.
    2. One that is indiscriminately attracted to something specified: “The nation's capital is a sucker for a symbolic gesture” (Jonathan Alter).
  2. Slang.
    1. An unspecified thing. Used as a generalized term of reference, often as an intensive: “our goal of getting that sucker on the air before old age took the both of us” (Linda Ellerbee).
    2. A person. Used as a generalized term of reference, often as an intensive: He's a mean sucker.

sucker (LIKING) 
be a sucker for sth to think that something is so persuasive or attractive that you cannot refuse it or judge its real value:
I have to confess I'm a bit of a sucker for musicals.
"I've always been a sucker for attention."Cuba Gooding, Jr.

used to refer to a thing or person that is unpleasant or difficult:
I've been working on that paper for weeks and almost have the sucker finished.
He's a nasty little sucker, isn't he?

n. (名詞 noun)
  1. 吮吸者
  2. 易受騙的人
  3. 他們詐取那個笨蛋的錢。
  4. 【口】棒棒糖;吸管,吸盤
  5. 【魚】亞口魚;胭脂魚
vi. (不及物動詞 intransitive verb)
  1. 長出根出條;成為吸根
vt. (及物動詞 transitive verb)
  1. (為有利植物生長)從...除去吸根

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When Cuba Gooding, Jr., was 16 years old, he got his first professional performing role — breakdancing with Lionel Richie's group at the 1984 Summer Olympics' closing ceremonies. Two years later, he was Contestant No. 1 on The New Dating Game and was passed over for Contestant No. 2. But that was before his Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Jerry Maguire (1996) and before his character's demand to "Show me the money!" became an American catch phrase. Since then, Gooding, has proven himself to be a versatile actor, equally at home in comedic (Rat Race, Boat Trip) and dramatic (Men of Honor, Radio) roles. Happy birthday to Gooding, who turns 40 today.
"I've always been a sucker for attention." — Cuba Gooding, Jr.


Betting with a mediocre or drawing hand that could possibly improve because of the existence of various outs.
SoundPoker Says: If the bet gets everyone else to fold, it would be considered a bluff. However if it does not, the hand might still improve on the draw or on succeeding cards.

For example: You have a Jack of Hearts and a Ten of Hearts (Jh,Th) and the flop is Ace of Hearts, Queen of Spades, Seven of Hearts. (Ah, Qs, 7h).

Any Heart (for the flush) or King (for the straight) will give you a good hand. You have several outs which gives you a relatively decent chance of hitting a winning card on the turn. To raise the pot and intimidate your opponents it might be prudent to re-raise or check-raise as the odds are in your favor. Even if you miss on the turn there is still an opportunity to continue to bet as other players will hopefully feel threatened by your previous play.

B-boying - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


B-boying or breaking, also called breakdancing, is a style of street dance that originated among African American and Latino youth, many former members of the

Definition of winning


  • 1gaining, resulting in, or relating to victory in a contest or competition:a winning streak
  • 2attractive; endearing:a winning smile


  • money won, especially by gambling:he went to collect his winnings





Pronunciation: /ˈfasɪneɪtɪŋ/
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Definition of fascinating


  • extremely interesting:a fascinating book