2017年7月15日 星期六

infatuated, crush, homicide clearance rate, turn one's head, retrosexual,

A whole industry is built around a fetish for schoolgirls. Some men say they do not need to marry; their crushes give them the romantic fulfilment they need

No one is well-served by sexism in Japan

'Pretty dang great at PowerPoint'

America’s homicide clearance rate—the percentage of solved crimes that lead to arrest—has fallen in the past 50 years, from around 90% in 1965 to around 64% in 2012, according to federal statistics. This means more than 211,000 homicides committed since 1980 remain unsolved. Every year introduces nearly 5,000 morehttp://econ.st/1LKIg5h

Solving homicides

China's crush on London's male commuters

  • 4 March 2015

Image of George on Tube Crush

Here's something that surprised us when we saw it trending in China: the "handsome" men of the London public transport system.

John Updike’s early infatuation with cartoons influenced his writing more than one might think. Jeet Heer writes about Updike’s fan letters to comic artists and the bedesque, or “comic strip-influenced,” nature of his prose.

As a boy, John Updike adored comics—he wrote fan letters to cartoonists, and their work influenced his distinctive prose style.

New York on Track for Fewest Homicides on Record
Despite a bad economy, the city is set to have the fewest homicides in a 12-month period since 1962.

Facebook Gives Birth to the Retrosexual

By Claire Suddath
Thanks to Facebook, more people are hooking up with long-lost crushes. Some are better off lost

While the Washington Post fronts the Obama plan, it chooses to lead with the more sensational news of a possible arrest in the eight-year-old murder case of Chandra Levy. The Post has long been infatuated with the Levy case, describing it as "one of the most famous unsolved homicide cases in Washington history."

Food manufacturers are responding to the ban on television ads for junk foods with both good and dodgy practices.

A wave of bad health reports and an obesity scare has turned politicians’ heads in Great Britain. Now, a long discussed and controversial ban on junk food advertising on television targeting children under 16 has been put into effect. Food manufacturers and advertising agencies have started changing their target audience – but are they really changing their tune?

Steve Jobs' love affair with Japan
Apple Insider
By Mikey Campbell Late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs was somewhat well-known for being a Japanese Zen Buddhist, but few knew how deep his infatuation with Japan ran and how it helped shape who he was and the company he created. ...

  1. The killing of one person by another.
  2. A person who kills another person.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin homicīdium and homicīda : homō, man + -cīdium and -cīda, -cide.]


turn sb's head

If something turns someone's head, it has an influence on how they behave, especially by making them too proud:
Success has never turned her head - she's still the same simple unaffected girl she always was.

turn one's head

1. Cause to become infatuated, as in The new teacher turned all the girls' heads. [Mid-1800s]
2. Cause to become conceited, as in Winning that prize has turned his head. A 16th-century translator of Seneca used this phrase: "His head was turned by too great success" ( Ad Lucullus, 1571).

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 1997crush
  1. An enormous number of persons gathered together: crowd, drove, flock, horde, mass, mob, multitude, press, ruck, swarm, throng. See big/small/amount, group.
  2. An extravagant, short-lived romantic attachment: infatuation. See excite/bore/interest, sex/asexual.

having a very strong but not usually lasting feeling of love or attraction for someone or something:
She was infatuated with her boss.

noun [C or U]
It's just an infatuation. She'll get over it.
No one expected their infatuation with each other to last.


 ━━ vt. 愚かにする; ((普通受身で)) (女などに)夢中にさせる ((with, by)).
in・fat・u・at・ed ━━ a. 夢中の, うつつを抜かしている.
in・fat・u・a・tion ━━ n. 夢中, 心酔; 夢中にさせるもの.

  1. 1.
    deform, pulverize, or force inwards by compressing forcefully.

    "you can crush a pill between two spoons"

  2. 2.
    violently subdue (opposition or a rebellion).

    "the government had taken elaborate precautions to crush any resistance"

    "the new regime ruthlessly crushed all popular uprisings"
  1. 1.
    a crowd of people pressed closely together.

    "a number of youngsters fainted in the crush"

  2. 2.
    a brief but intense infatuation for someone, especially someone unattainable.

    "she did have a crush on Dr Russell"

Urban Dictionary: Crush

When you have a crush on someone it means you have developed a strong desire for another person. Eventually it may grow into true love or your feelings ...