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 EndorsementBy 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.
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(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.
categorize, UK USUALLY categorise
The books are categorized into beginner and advanced.
I would categorize this as a very early example of Tudor art.
categorization, UK USUALLY categorisation
www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Not+The+OnionNot 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.
string (SET) Show phonetics
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] strung, strung
to put a string through a number of objects:
Would you help me string these beads?endorse (SUPPORT) Show phonetics
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.