2016年6月25日 星期六

strawberry, redolent, balmy, embalmer, barmily

Bonfire of the EU laws: From crooked cucumbers to powerful vacuum cleaners




The boss of Haier wants to transform the world's biggest appliance-maker into a nimble internet-age firm. Zhang Ruimin has come up with a radical notion: eliminating the firm's entire middle management. But surely it is barmy to tinker with a successful business model? A close inspection of the firm's rise reveals that Mr Zhang has never adhered to conventional wisdom http://econ.st/GNKQbY

Politics could have been his game: with Senator Thomas Gore as his grandfather, it was in the blood. He had strong opinions, left-wing for a WASP, opposing all foreign wars, decrying the gap between rich and poor, and lamenting the growth of a “national security state” where once had stood a free republic. In 1960 he ran unsuccessfully for Congress in New York’s 29th district. After that, he sniped from the sidelines. Ronald Reagan was “a triumph of the embalmer’s art”. Of George W. Bush, he said: “Monkeys make trouble.” With William F. Buckley, his right-wing nemesis, he disputed so ferociously that, in a better age, it would have gone to pistols.



 Fashion Meets Flora and Fauna
The idea of a garden party, redolent as it is with strawberries, sunny skies and the clink of champagne glasses, is enough to make one fixate on an outfit suitable for such a balmy occasion. Tina Gaudoin's top 10 dresses for the summer.


葉舟發現,台灣員工和大陸人的最大不同處是,「台灣員工能夠follow the rule,卻從來不會question the rule。」他說,「以和為貴」是台灣人的特質,或許正因為如此,台灣人被認為是最有人情味的國家,結果卻是:爭得到的,是大家都有能力拿下的;沒爭到的,是根本沒花心力去拿的。
這群大陸領導者眼中的台灣現象......

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「草莓族」

いちご族=「1988年の言葉。かつて一世を風靡した<団塊の世界>のジュニアたち。彼らは今14歳から17歳で、全人口の7%、816万人に達しているという。その真ん中にいるのが15歳、つまり、<いちご族>である」(『外辞苑』参照)。


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barmy 

Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːmi/ 


ADJECTIVE (barmierbarmiest)

British informal
1Mad; crazy:I thought I was going barmy at first
1.1Extremely foolish:this is a barmy decision

barmy

Syllabification: (barm·y)
Pronunciation: /ˈbärmē/


adjective (barmier, barmiest)

British


Derivatives




barmily


Pronunciation: /-məlē/
adverb



barminess

noun

Origin:

late 15th century (in the sense 'frothy'): from barm + -y1

balmy

Syllabification: (balm·y)
Pronunciation: /ˈbä(l)mē/
Translate balmy | into German | into Italian

adjective (balmier, balmiest)

  • 1(of the weather) pleasantly warm:the balmy days of late summer
  • 2North American or dated extremely foolish; eccentric:this is a balmy decision
  • mad; crazy:I think he’s gone balmy again


Derivatives




balminess

noun
Do not confuse balmy with barmy. Balmy is used about the weather to mean 'pleasantly warm' (a balmy evening), whereas barmy means 'stupid; crazy' (a barmy idea).

balmy[balm・y]
 

  • 発音記号[bɑ'ːmi]

[形]
1 〈天候・風などが〉穏やかでさわやかな, 温和な;慰めとなる
a balmy breeze
さわやかな風.
2 芳香のある, かぐわしい;芳香油を出す.
3 ((俗))ばかな;((米俗))酔っ払った.
balm・i・ly
[副]さわやかに;香りよく.


embalm 

音節
em • balm
発音
imbɑ'ːm
embalmの変化形
embalmed (過去形) • embalmed (過去分詞) • embalming (現在分詞) • embalms (三人称単数現在)
[動](他)
1 〈死体に〉(薬品・香油などで)防腐[化粧]処理をする, エンバーミングを施す, をミイラにする.
2 …に香気を与える.
3 …を記憶にとどめる;…を変わらぬようにする.
em・balm・er
[名]
em・balm・ment
[名]

redolent[red・o・lent]
  発音記号[rédələnt]


[形]((形式))
1 (…を)思わせる, 暗示する, しのばせる((of, with ...))
wording redolent of Racine
ラシーヌを思わせる言い回し.
2 香りのよい.
-lence, -len・cy
[名]
red・o・lent・ly
[副]暗示するように.

strawberry
pronunciation

IN BRIEF: Red, pulpy fruit of a low plant with white flowers and long runners.

pronunciation She has a laugh so hearty it knocks the whipped cream off an order of strawberry shortcake on a table fifty feet away. — Damon Runyon (1884-1946)


strawberry

n. - 草莓, 草莓色, 紫紅色
idioms:
  • strawberry blonde 長著略帶金黃的紅色頭髮的女郎
  • strawberry mark 紅色胎記

日本語 (Japanese)
n. - イチゴ, いちご色, 苺
idioms:
  • strawberry blonde 赤みがかったブロンド
  • strawberry mark イチゴ状血管腫

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