2016年6月17日 星期五

nuisances, gastro-, gator, dive bars and gastro-pubs



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36 Hours in Orlando, Fla.

By SHAILA DEWAN
Beyond the theme parks, gator farms and citrus groves of Orlando, there are plentiful options that include museums, picturesque lakes, dive bars and gastro-pubs.




A dive bar is a type of bar or pub.
Dive bars generally have a relaxed and informal atmosphere—they are often referred to by local residents as "neighborhood bars," where people in the neighborhood gather to drink and socialize. Individual bars may be considered to be disreputable, sinister, or even a detriment to the community:
“A plot to entrap young women for the dives of Northern Wisconsin has been discovered.”[1][2]
“The dives themselves are nuisances, per se, and that is why they have to pay such high license prices.”[3]
The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary indicates that, in the United States in the 1880s, the term referred to an illegal drinking den or other place of ill repute, especially one located in a basement. However, this usage has since become obsolete. Some people attribute the term to the practice of patrons diving under tables when trouble broke out, particularly gunplay.
In 2010, Playboy magazine described a dive bar as:
“A church for down-and-outers and those who romanticize them, a rare place where high and low rub elbows — bums and poets, thieves and slumming celebrities. It’s a place that wears its history proudly.”[4]



gator
or ga·ter ('tər) pronunciation
n. Informal
An alligator.


gastro-
or gastr-
pref.
    1. Belly: gastropod.
    2. Stomach: gastritis.
  1. Gastric: gastrin.
[Greek, from gastēr, gastr-, belly.]


nuisances


Line breaks: nuis|ance
Pronunciation: /ˈnjuːs(ə)ns /



Definition of nuisance in English:

NOUN

1A person or thing causing inconvenience orannoyance:it’s a nuisance having all those people clompingthrough the househope you’re not going to make a nuisance of yourself
1.1Law An act which is harmful or offensive to thepublic or a member of it and for which there is alegal remedy. See also private nuisancepublic nuisance.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'injury, hurt'): from Old French, 'hurt', from the verb nuire, from Latin nocere 'to harm'.

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