2016年6月26日 星期日

sacking, roadie, rody, pronounce on

In the ancient world Plato banned poets from his ideal republic; today they have to navigate the "embarrassment or suspicion or anger" that follows when they admit to their profession in public
Some enjoy pronouncing upon the abstract power of poetry more than they like to read it
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What's life on the road really like? Real-life roadies reveal all aboutRoadies.



It follows the sacking of Hilary Benn and the submission of a vote of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn.
UPDATE: Shadow Health Secretary Heidi Alexander has resigned. Live updates: bbc.in/264XBZu



Definition of pronounce in English:

pronounce 

Pronunciation: /prəˈnaʊns/ 

VERB

[WITH OBJECT]
1Make the sound of (a word or part of a word) in the correct or a particular way:Gerry pronounced the hero’s name ‘Cahoolin’
2Declare or announce in a formal or solemn way:allow history to pronounce the verdict[WITH COMPLEMENT]: she was pronounced dead at the scene[WITH CLAUSE]: Asquith pronounced that this was the right course
2.1[NO OBJECT] (pronounce on) Pass judgement or make a decision on:the Secretary of State will shortly pronounce on alternative measures



roadie 

Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊdi/ 

informal

NOUN

1A person employed by a touring band of musicians to set up and maintain equipment:he looked a bit like a roadie for a heavy metal band
2cyclist who rides a road bike or is fanatical about road biking:Peter’s a roadie making his first foray into mountain biking

VERB

[NO OBJECT]
Work as a roadie for a band:Norm used to roadie for Ten Years After



rody

Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊdi/ 

(also roadyrowdyrawdy)English regional (chiefly northern and midlands ). Now rare

ADJECTIVE

Of bacon: streaky; = roded.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Reader. Origin unknown.


sack (DISMISS) 
verb [T]
to dismiss someone from a job, usually because they have done something wrong or badly, or sometimes as a way of saving the cost of employing them:
They sacked her for being late.
He got sacked from his last job.

the sack noun [S]
when someone is dismissed from their job:
They gave him the sack for being late.
Two workers got the sack for fighting in the warehouse.

sacking 
noun [C]
an act of stopping employing someone:
Mr Ali said the sackings would save the company about $40 million a year.
See also at sackcloth.

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