2016年1月31日 星期日

countenance, Stringing Endorsement. Not The Onion. Cashew chicken categorization

But I cannot countenance the misdirection of their anger, and the ugly bigotry that has been stoked by opportunistic politicians like Donald Trump.

Not the onion

Comedians Of Clout
The Onion newspaper jokingly dissects how Barack Obama calculates his every facial expression to convey the countenance of Inspirational Leadership. Jon Stewart jests that Obama strikes poses so evocative of the forefathers on our currency, he's not campaigning merely for president but rather is...
(By Michael Cavna, The Washington Post)

It is the nation’s sixth leading cause of death by disease, killing nearly 66,000 people a year and probably contributing to many more deaths. By 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, 11 million to 16 million Americans will have the disease. “Sixteen million is a future we can’t countenance,” said William H. Thies, the association’s vice president for medical and scientific relations. “It will bankrupt our health care system.”

Stringing Endorsement
By Joshua Kucera
Posted Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at 5:29 AM ET
The New York Times leads with many Democratic party leaders, in particular Al Gore, deciding to stay neutral in the presidential primary. The Washington Post leads with the deliberations of many black members of Congress who are trying to decide whether or not to switch sides after initially backing Hilary Clinton's bid. The Wall Street Journal tops its world-wide newsbox with the Service Employees International Union announcing its endorsement of Barack Obama. The Los Angeles Times leads locally, with a critical look at the state government's budget crisis.

Gore and other Democrats, such as Nancy Pelosi and former candidates John Edwards, Joe Biden and Chris Dodd, are staying neutral so that they can act as peacemakers in the event of a divided party convention, the Times says. The piece relies heavily on unnamed "associates" of Gore. "The issues party leaders are grappling with, they said, include how to avoid the perception of a back-room deal that thwarts the will of millions of voters who have cast ballots in primaries and caucuses." TP wonders, though, if the Times isn't being too credulous in not looking at other possible motives Gore and the others may have for staying on the fence. Could they just be worried about backing the wrong horse? It's a possibility the piece doesn't entertain.

Cashew chicken categorization

Cashew chicken, in the form first cooked by Mr. Leong nearly a half-century ago, is not the stir-fry served by many Chinese-American restaurants. Around Springfield, cashew chicken — deep-fried chicken chunks in a brown slurry of soy sauce, oyster sauce and stock, scattered with green onions and halved cashews — is the culinary common denominator. It’s a weeknight dinner, bought from a drive-through. It’s a weekday plate lunch, accompanied by fried rice and an egg roll.

In St. Louis and Kansas City, cashew chicken is served “Springfield style,” heralded with provincial categorization like Sichuan or Cantonese. In Springfield, however, cashew chicken accepts no categorization.

Cashew chicken
 (simplified Chinese腰果鸡丁) is a simple Chinese-American fusion dish that combines chicken (fried or stir-fried, depending on the variation), cashews, and a thick oyster sauce.

noun [C]
(in a system for dividing things according to appearance, quality, etc.) a type, or a group of things having some features that are the same:
There are three categories of accommodation - standard, executive and deluxe.

categorizeUK USUALLY categorise 
The books are categorized into beginner and advanced.
I would categorize this as a very early example of Tudor art.

categorizationUK USUALLY categorisation
noun [U]

Urban Dictionary: Not The Onion


Not The Onion. A disclaimer used when sharing a news article, announcing that the content is absurd, but real. It references the satirical news outlet The Onion.

A disclaimer used when sharing a news article, announcing that the content is absurd, but real. It references the satirical news outlet The Onion.
Joe: Not The Onion- Republicans are proposing a law to implement criminal charges on women who have miscarriages.
string (SET) Show phonetics
noun [C]
a set of objects joined together in a row on a single cord or thread:
a string of beads/pearls
A string of onions hung from a beam in the kitchen.

string Show phonetics
verb [T] strungstrung
to put a string through a number of objects:
Would you help me string these beads?endorse (SUPPORT) Show phonetics
verb [T]
1 to make a public statement of your approval or support for something or someone:
The National Executive is expected to endorse these recommendations.
FORMAL I fully endorse (= agree with) everything the Chairperson has said.

2 to appear in an advertisement, saying that you use and like a particular product:
They paid $2 million to the world champion to endorse their new aftershave.

endorsement Show phonetics
noun [C or U]


━━ n. 顔(つき); 面目; 落ち着き; 賛成, 支持.
give [lend] countenance to …に賛成する.
keep one's countenance すましている.
keep … in countenance (人の)顔を立ててやる.
put … out of countenance (人の)面目を失わせる.
━━ vt. (暗に)賛成する; 承認する.
countenance (APPROVE OF) Show phonetics
verb [T] FORMAL
to find acceptable; to approve of or give support to:
The school will not countenance bad behaviour.

countenance Show phonetics
noun [U] FORMAL
We will not give/lend countenance (= approval) to any kind of terrorism.

pathetic, apathetic, torpor,coma, comatose, hypothyroidism,veer, lethargy; torpid, Glasgow Coma Scale

What do you think of when you hear the word "pathetic?"
During Thomas Eakins's lifetime, "pathetic" was synonymous with moving, poignant, or touching—lacking today's negative connotation. The pathetic song, a popular type of melody in 1860s and 1870s America, told tales of woe, such as death or tragic circumstances befalling innocent women or children. Recited by the singer as autobiographical, such ballads often moved audiences to tears.
In this picture, an earnest young singer is accompanied by a pianist and cellist. She concentrates on holding a note of her tune. How has Eakins chosen to convey the mournful tone of the woman’s song?
"Singing a Pathetic Song" is on view in the West Building, Gallery 69:http://1.usa.gov/1N70BYF
Thomas Eakins, "Singing a Pathetic Song," 1881, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (Museum Purchase, Gallery Fund), 2014.79.19

Find out why we've been ranked alongside Oxford and Cambridge as one of the UK's top political universities by Which? University:http://www.essex.ac.uk/news/event.aspx?e_id=7164 ^kc

Spending on advertising topped $1 billion this election cycle. That's around one in every three dollars of advertising on cable television. Mercifully, a few politicians used humour to jolt jaded voters out of their torpor http://econ.st/1zujwIa
COMMERCIALS for erectile-dysfunction pills are almost as ubiquitous as political ads. J.D. Winteregg, who attempted to take down John Boehner, the Speaker of the...


Alex Shakar's protagonist broods over his comatose brother and joins a neurological experiment that promises "spiritual awakening."

Last year, an 88-year-old woman was admitted to NYU Langone Medical Center in a nearly comatose state, unable to walk or swallow and barely able to breathe. Though she had no history of thyroid disease, she was given a diagnosis of myxedema coma, a life-threatening condition caused by extreme hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function.

去年,88歲的女 子被送往紐約大學朗格尼醫學中心的近昏迷狀態,無法行走或幾乎無法吞嚥和呼吸。雖然她沒 有甲狀腺疾病史,她進行了診斷黏液水腫昏迷,威脅生命的情況所造成的極端低下,或低甲狀腺功能。

or hyp-
  1. Below; beneath; under: hypodermic.
  2. Less than normal; deficient: hypoesthesia.
  3. In the lowest state of oxidation: hypoxanthine.
[Greek hupo-, from hupo, under, beneath.]

co·ma·tose ('mə-tōs', kŏm'ə-) pronunciation

  1. Of, relating to, or affected with coma; unconscious.
  2. Marked by lethargy; torpid.
[Greek kōma, kōmat-, deep sleep + -OSE1.]
  • [kɑ'mətòus | kóum-]
comatosely co'ma·tose'ly adv.

Possessing; having the characteristics of; full of: cymose.

[Middle English, variant of -ous, from Latin -ōsus.]

  1. Carbohydrate: fructose.
  2. Product of protein hydrolysis: proteose.
[French, from glucose, glucose. See glucose.]

有意識被誤診 當23年植物人
車禍誤診 卻有口難言
英國媒體23日報導說,胡班當年還只是工程科系學生,一度熱中於武術。比利時佐德市的醫師,定期用通行全球的「格拉斯哥昏迷量表」(Glasgow Coma Scale)對他進行檢查。
格拉斯哥量表 待檢討
平反那一天 宛如重生
勞 萊指出,光是德國每年約有10萬人遭到嚴重腦部創傷,約2萬人出現3週以上的昏迷,其中有人不治,有人恢復健康。但估計每年有3千至5千人受困在這兩者的 過渡階段,亦即在無法甦醒的情況下活著。雖然安樂死支持者主張基於生命尊嚴,應給植物人一個停用維持生命系統的機會。但另一方面,也確實有植物人康復的若 干病例。

Glasgow Coma Scale
Glasgow Coma Scale or GCS, is a neurological scale which aims to give a reliable, objective way of recording the conscious state of a person, for initial as well as subsequent assessment. A patient is assessed against the criteria of the scale, and the resulting points give a patient score between 3 (indicating deep unconsciousness) and either 14 (original scale) or 15 (the more widely used modified or revised scale).
GCS was initially used to assess level of consciousness after head injury, and the scale is now used by first aid, EMS and doctors as being applicable to all acute medical and trauma patients. In hospitals it is also used in monitoring chronic patients in intensive care.
The scale was published in 1974 by Graham Teasdale and Bryan J. Jennett, professors of neurosurgery at the University of Glasgow. The pair went on to author the textbook Management of Head Injuries (FA Davis 1981, ISBN 0-8036-5019-1), a celebrated work in the field.
GCS is used as part of several ICU scoring systems, including APACHE II, SAPS II, and SOFA, to assess the status of the central nervous system. A similar scale, the Rancho Los Amigos Scale is used to assess the recovery of traumatic brain injury patients.


pathetic Line breaks: path|et¦ic
Pronunciation: /pəˈθɛtɪk/ 

Definition of pathetic in English:


1Arousing pity, especially through vulnerability or sadness:she looked so pathetic that I bent down to comfort her
2informal Miserably inadequate:he’s a pathetic excuse for a man
3archaic Relating to the emotions.


Late 16th century (in the sense 'affecting the emotions'): via late Latin from Greek pathētikos'sensitive', based on pathos 'suffering'.


Line breaks: apath¦et¦ic
Pronunciation: /apəˈθɛtɪk /

Definition of apathetic in English:



mid 18th century: from apathy, on the pattern ofpathetic.





Pronunciation: /ˈtɔːpə/
Translate torpor | into Spanish
Definition of torpor

[mass noun]
  • a state of physical or mental inactivity; lethargy:they veered between apathetic torpor and hysterical fanaticism


late Middle English: from Latin, from torpere 'be numb or sluggish'

Spelling help

Remember that torpor ends with -or.


Pronunciation: /ˈlɛθədʒi/

Definition of lethargy


[mass noun]
  • a lack of energy and enthusiasm:there was an air of lethargy about him
  • Medicine a pathological state of sleepiness or deep unresponsiveness and inactivity: a history of weight loss, lethargy, and fluid retention


late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin lethargia, from Greek lēthargia, from lēthargos 'forgetful', from the base of lanthanesthai 'forget'


Pronunciation: /vɪə/

Definition of veer


[no object, with adverbial of direction]
  • change direction suddenly:an oil tanker that had veered off course
  • suddenly change an opinion, subject, type of behaviour, etc.:the conversation eventually veered away from theatrical things
  • (of the wind) change direction clockwise around the points of the compass:the wind veered a pointThe opposite of back.


  • 1a sudden change of direction.
  • 2 American Football an offensive play using a modified T-formation with a split backfield, which allows the quarterback the option of passing to the fullback, pitching to a running back, or running with the ball.


late 16th century: from French virer, perhaps from an alteration of Latin gyrare (see gyrate)

laden, maneuver, maneuvering, star-laden

Political Maneuvers Delay Bill After Bill in Senate

Louis C.K. Delivers an Internet Surprise

With no advance warning, the comedian released a new online show called “Horace and Pete” with a star-laden cast that includes Steve Buscemi, Alan Alda and Edie Falco.

The Senate went home yesterday for the Fourth of July holiday to face voters, having failed repeatedly to address critical economic issues from skyrocketing gas prices to climate change to the nation's housing crisis.
(By Lori Montgomery and Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, The Washington Post)

A Self-Defense Force team tests mobile communications equipment in Shinjuku Gyoen park in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward on Monday to see if the site would allow deployment of the Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC3) interceptor missile defense system there in an emergency.

photoTokyo night maneuvers check a potential PAC3 site(SHOGO KOSHIDA/ THE ASAHI SHIMBUN)

About 50 SDF members brought vehicles laden with antennas and a radio relay system to check communications with Air SDF facilities. The PAC3 system is designed to protect central Tokyo, including the Prime Minister's Official Residence, the Diet building, government agencies and other important facilities, from possible missile attacks.
It has a maximum radius of about 20 kilometers.
The Defense Ministry is looking for sites with space to deploy the SDF units that have few tall buildings nearby which would block any interceptors.
The ministry also plans to test other spots, including Yoyogi park.(IHT/Asahi: January 16,2008)

laden Line breaks: laden
Pronunciation: /ˈleɪd(ə)n/ 

Definition of laden in English:


Heavily loaded or weighed down:a tree laden with apples[IN COMBINATION]: the moisture-laden air
  • Oftentimes, I was amazed at his strength as he carried metal trays heavily laden with a dozen or more full 2 litre milk bottles.
  • Hughes' image of the psychic journey Oedipus must undertake, groping his way toward the final and horrible truth of his own actions, is heavily laden with guilt.
  • But names such as The Devils, The Angels, or The Saints would have been accepted despite the fact that they are heavily laden with religious connections.

manoeuvre (MOVEMENT) UK, US maneuver Show phonetics
noun [C]
a movement or set of movements needing skill and care:
Reversing round a corner is one of the manoeuvres you are required to perform in a driving test.

manoeuvre UK, US maneuver Show phonetics
verb [I or T]
to turn and direct an object:
Loaded supermarket trolleys are often difficult to manoeuvre.
This car manoeuvres well at high speed.

manoeuvrable UK, US maneuverable Show phonetics
easy to direct:
The new missile is faster and more manoeuvrable than previous models.

manoeuvrability UK, US maneuverability Show phonetics
noun [U]
Power-assisted steering improves a car's manoeuvrability.

manoeuvring UK, US maneuvering Show phonetics
noun [U]
With some careful manoeuvring, I was able to get the car into the narrow space.

manoeuvre (MILITARY OPERATION) UK, US maneuver
noun [C usually plural]
a planned and controlled movement or operation by the armed forces for training purposes and in war:
military/naval manoeuvres
We saw the army on manoeuvres in the mountains.
manoeuvre (CLEVER ACTION) UK, US maneuver Show phonetics
noun [C]
a cleverly planned action which is intended to obtain an advantage:
A series of impressive manoeuvres by the chairman had secured a lucrative contract for the company.

manoeuvre UK, US maneuver Show phonetics
verb [T]
to try to make someone act in a particular way:
The other directors are trying to manoeuvre her into resigning.

manoeuvring UK, US maneuvering Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
The directors managed to secure a good deal for the company with a bit of subtle manoeuvring.
He claimed he knew nothing about the political manoeuvrings which had got him into power.

ma・neu・ver, ma・noeu・vre

〔英〕 n. 【軍】作戦行動; (普通pl.) 機動演習; 策略, 策動.
━━ v. 【軍】作戦行動をとる; 演習する; (巧妙に)動かす; 策を弄(ろう)する.
ma・neu・ver・a・ble ━━ a. 操作[操縦]しやすい.

Tokyo night maneuvers check a potential PAC3 site