2017年2月14日 星期二

bungled, botch, hold...in contempt, remain, anecdotal, homemaking


Robert Reich
11 小時
Some Americans voted for Trump because they thought him a "tough businessman" who'd impose discipline on government. The truth is just the opposite. His White House is a total mess.
He’s the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in recent memory.
NEWSWEEK.COM|由 ROBERT REICH 上傳
"Tarzan’s a dude who lives in a treehouse and talks to apes. He lives in Africa and has no black friends... To borrow a term I use very, very rarely, Tarzan is not 'woke.' He’s easily the least woke fictional character other than C. Thomas Howell in the movie Soul Man. I don’t care if you put the entire cast of Empire in Tarzan. I’m not interested."
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ character has inspired more than 50 films, but their out-of-date approach to the ‘dark continent’ leaves them fatally flawed
THEGUARDIAN.COM|由 DAVE SCHILLING 上傳
"The tragic lead poisoning of the Flint water supply in Michigan is a study in bureaucratic bungling, racial inequity, and national media inattention. But the fallout from the crisis has obscured another lesson: There are consequences when those in power are able to simply circumvent the public will," writes ProPublica.
It Was Botched Art Restoration, Not Vandalism
A century-old fresco depicting Jesus has been disfigured after an elderly parishioner took it upon herself to restore the artwork. 


Facebook to Remain on Nasdaq
Facebook executives have decided to keep the company's stock listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market, despite lingering frustration with the exchange's bungling of its widely anticipated initial public offering.

House Panel Recommends Contempt Case Against Holder
By CHARLIE SAVAGE and JOHN H. CUSHMAN Jr. 5:39 PM ET
Republicans on a House committee backed holding Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress in a dispute over documents tied to a botched gun trafficking operation.

 

 Facebook Shares Sink on Day Two

Shares in Facebook plunged on their second day on the stock market, leaving some investors who bought in the social network's public offering in the red and raising questions about whether the company and its lead banker, Morgan Stanley, botched the deal. 
 Nasdaq Confronts Liability on Traders' Losses
Nasdaq OMX Group is facing demands from irate brokers and traders that want the exchange group to make up losses driven by its mishandling of Friday's initial public offering of Facebook.

 
MARKETS Nasdaq's Facebook Problem
The Nasdaq Stock Market said it bungled Facebook's IPO, acknowledging that tech problems affected trading in millions of shares.
International Business Machines Corp.'s chief sharply criticized rival Hewlett-Packard Co., saying it fell behind the technology curve and bungled the removal of its former chief executive, Mark Hurd.

Architects complain that they are asked to behave more like mental health professionals than designers, clients complain that their architects and their mates do not understand them, and the stories of couples coming asunder, or of clients suing their architects, are legion. There are no hard numbers on exactly how many unions, either professional or marital, come to grief or end up in litigation as a result of bungled attempts at homemaking, but there is enough anecdotal evidence to suggest a lot of broken hearts.


But her friend counsels that Richie is a good man, revealing of her own husband, “Ernst could be so merciless. Richie softened him.” Encouraged by memories of happier times, Devon does resolve to try again, returning home, only for Richie’s bungled apology to reveal that he’s so out of it he thinks he’s been hanging out with Ernst. With Devon furtively taking the kids and fleeing, Richie is schooled in what rock bottom feels like, and the sting comes via flashback. Ernst was killed in a car accident in Coney Island with a wasted Richie at the wheel. No wonder all the talk of hot dogs was playing on his mind.




bungle 

Pronunciation: /ˈbʌŋɡ(ə)l/ 



VERB

[WITH OBJECT]
1Carry out (a task) clumsily or incompetently:she had bungled every attempt to help(as adjective bungleda bungled bank raid
1.1[NO OBJECT] (usually as adjective bungling) Make or be prone to making manymistakes:the work of a bungling amateur

NOUN

mistake or badly carried out action:a government bungle over state pensions


Origin

Mid 16th century: of unknown origin; compare with bumble.

bungle 
verb [T]
to do something wrong, in a careless or stupid way

bungled 
adjective
a bungled robbery


紐約時報
British Inquiry of Failed Plots Points to Iraq’s Qaeda Group 
By RAYMOND BONNER, JANE PERLEZ and ERIC SCHMITT
The bungled attacks in London and Glasgow six months ago would be the first attacks that the group has been involved in outside of the Middle East.


bungler 
noun [C]
He's an incompetent bungler.

bungling 
adjective
What bungling idiot wired up the plug like this!



 homemaking 蓋家屋

anecdote
noun [C]
a short often amusing story, especially about something someone has done:
He told one or two amusing anecdotes about his years as a policeman.

anecdotal
adjective
describes information that is not based on facts or careful study:
anecdotal evidence

bungle 
verb [T]
to do something wrong, in a careless or stupid way

bungled 
adjective
a bungled robbery


n.

A clumsy or inept performance; a botch: made a bungle of the case due to inexperience.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]
bungler bun'gler n.
bunglingly bun'gling·ly adv.


ふてぎわ【不手際】
〔拙劣〕clumsiness, awkwardness; 〔しくじり〕bungling, a blunder
不手際な clumsy; awkward; unskillful
彼のちょっとした不手際のためにその計画は失敗に帰した
Because of his blunder, the project fell through.
全く不手際であった
It was a bungled job./He made a mess of it.

[動](自)(他)ぶざま[無器用]にやる, へまなやり方をする;やりそこなう.
━━[名]
1 無器用[ぶざま]に作られた物.
2 へま, しくじり, 失策, 不手ぎわ
make a bungle of ...
…でへまをやる.
-gler
[名]無器用者;へまな職人.

botch[botch]

  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[bɑ'tʃ | bɔ'tʃ]
  • (bŏch) pronunciation
    tr.v., botched, botch·ing, botch·es.
  • To ruin through clumsiness.
  • To make or perform clumsily; bungle.
  • To repair or mend clumsily.
n.
  1. A ruined or defective piece of work: "I have made a miserable botch of this description" (Nathaniel Hawthorne).
  2. A hodgepodge.
[Middle English bocchen, to mend.]
botcher botch'er n.
botchy botch'y adj.
SYNONYMS   botch, blow, bungle, fumble, muff. These verbs mean to harm or spoil through inept or clumsy handling: botch a repair; blow an opportunity; bungle an interview; fumbled my chance to apologize; muffed the painting job.

((略式))[動](他)…をだめにする, 台なしにする;…を不手ぎわにやる[修繕する]((up)).
━━[名]((主に英))へたな仕事, やり損ない;不手ぎわに当てた継ぎ;ごた混ぜ, 寄せ集め
make a botch of ...
…をやり損なう.




contempt[con・tempt]

  • レベル:大学入試程度
  • 発音記号[kəntémpt]
[名][U]
1 ((しばしばa 〜))(卑劣・俗悪・無価値なものへの)軽蔑, 侮蔑, さげすみ(▼思いやりを示す価値がないものに対してはscorn);軽視, 無視
in contempt of ...
…を軽蔑して;無視して
have a real contempt for a person
人をひどく軽蔑している
hold ... in contempt
…を軽視している
be beneath contempt
軽蔑にも値しない
bring a person into contempt
人を侮る
fall into contempt
侮られる
livebe heldin contempt
屈辱を受けて暮らす[さげすまれている].
2 《法律》(法廷・裁判所・国会などへの)侮辱罪, 侮辱行為. ▼名誉毀損(きそん)での「侮辱」はinsult
contempt of court
法廷侮辱罪.

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