2016年10月7日 星期五

do something once too often, consenting, grope, tub, Flarf, pen name, nom de plume, megafamous, nom de guerre

The comments, captured on a tape from 2005, are likely to go down especially badly with women, who are emerging as the agents of the Republican nominee's increasingly likely defeat

The Republican nominee may have offended America once too often
ECONOMIST.COM

Lawyer for 13-year-old who told police she was groped on an American Airlines flight seeks $10 million in federal lawsuit against airline and passenger accused of the crime.


The 60-year-old man reportedly “hugged the 23-year-old flight attendant from behind” as the Zurich-bound flight prepared for departure, delaying takeoff by nearly an hour and a half.


An Australian man was arrested after allegedly groping a Cathay Pacific...
HONGKONGFP.COM


The sea extended its diaphanous hands toward the shore;s hairy
     shoulders
Like Isaac groping Jocob's fleece.



'Isn't it time we all grew up and stopped obsessing about the sexual behaviour of consenting adults? I lost my father to pancreatic cancer. My mother is fighting a daily battle with Alzheimer's. In this context, that a single cent of medical research should be devoted to explaining whom I choose to share my bed with, is utterly obscene' via Comment is free


Denying Accusations of Sexual Harassment, the Mayor of San Diego Resigns

By JENNIFER MEDINA

Mayor Bob Filner, who was accused by 18 women of groping and kissing them, apologized to his accusers, but denied their claims.


Woman Accuses Cain of Groping; He Denies Charge
By JIM RUTENBERG and MICHAEL D. SHEAR

Sharon Bialek stepped forward on Monday, putting a face and a name for the first time to accusations of sexual harassment against Herman Cain.

When used in a sexual context, groping is touching or fondling another person in a sexual way using the hands; it generally has a negative connotation, and is considered molestation in most societies. The term 'frotteurism' may be applied when a person rubs up against another person, typically using their sexual parts. Touching a consenting person's body during sexual activity, massage, or medical examination is not usually considered groping, though the term is sometimes used to include clumsy, selfish, or inappropriate sexual touching. Areas of the body most frequently groped include the buttocks, breasts, and thighs. Gropers might use their hands, but pressing any part of their body against another person can be considered groping.


SINCE the 1980s, the United States has increasingly depended on other nations for shrimp production. As scientists have struggled to find a way to increase yields, they have turned to a technology in which shrimp are farmed indoors in large, rectangular tubs of water, laid out side by side.
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Flarf is a creature of the electronic age. The flarf method typically involves using word combinations turned up in Google searches, and poems are often shared via email. When one poet penned a piece after Googling "peace" + "kitty," another responded with a poem after searching "pizza" + "kitty." A 2006 reading of it has been viewed more than 6,700 times on YouTube. It starts like this: "Kitty goes Postal/Wants Pizza..."
"Flarf is a hip, digital reaction to the kind of boring, genteel poetry" popular with everyday readers, says Marjorie Perloff, a poetry critic and professor emeritus of English at Stanford University. "You used to find it only in alternative spaces, but it has now moved into the art mainstream."

It sounds like something out of, well, a detective novel: the U.K.’s Sunday Times broke the news yesterday that Robert Galbraith, the “first time” writer behind the critically acclaimed crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling, was, in fact, the nom de plume of Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling. Galbraith was described as a former military police investigator with a surprising knack for language — that is, before “he” was unmasked as the megafamous author, who told the Times that writing under a fake name was “liberating.”


do something once too often -
to cause trouble for yourself by repeating dangerousstupid, or annoying behaviour
He’s insulted me once too often. He’s going to regret this!

grope

Syllabification: (grope)
Pronunciation: /grōp/
verb
  • 1 [no object] feel about or search blindly or uncertainly with the hands:she got up and groped for her spectacles
  • (grope for) search mentally with hesitation or uncertainty for (a word or answer):she was groping for the words which would express what she thought (as adjective groping)their groping attempts to create a more meaningful existence
  • move along with difficulty by feeling objects as one goes:she blew out the candle and groped her way to the door
  • 2 [with object] informal feel or fondle (someone) for sexual pleasure, especially against their will:he was accused of groping office girls

noun

  • an act of fondling someone for sexual pleasure:she and Steve sneaked off for a quick grope

Derivatives

gropingly
adverb

nom de plume

Pronunciation: /ˌnɒm də ˈpluːm/

noun (plural noms de plume pronunc. same)


  • an assumed name used by a writer instead of their real name; a pen-name: she is better known under her nom de plume of Daniel Stern

Origin:

early 19th century: formed in English from French words, to render the sense 'pen name', on the pattern of nom de guerre
A pen name, nom de plume, or literary double, is a pseudonym adopted by an author. The author's real name may be known to only the publisher, or may come to be common knowledge.

nom de guerre

Pronunciation: /ˌnɒm də ˈgɛː/

noun (plural noms de guerre pronunc. same)

  • an assumed name under which a person engages in combat or some other activity or enterprise: some gave themselves fierce noms de guerre like ‘Rambo’ figurativeevery salesperson has a nom de guerre

Origin:

French, literally 'war name'

tub
[名]
1 (食品用の)小型容器, 箱, カップ
a tub of butter
バター容器.
2 おけ, たらい.
3 ((米))ふろおけ, 湯ぶね, 浴槽(bathtub);入浴, ふろ(bath)
have [take] a tub
入浴する.
4 容器[おけ]1杯(の量)(tubful)
a tub of water
水1おけ分.
5
(1) ((おどけて))ぼろ船, (ぶかっこうで)のろい船;練習用ボート.
(2) ((米略式))ずんぐりした人, でぶ.
6 鉱石運搬車;(鉱石を運び上げる)つりおけ.
━━[動](〜bed, 〜・bing)(他)
1 …をおけに入れる[入れて保存する].
2 ((英略式))…をふろで洗う, 入浴させる.
3 〈こぎ手を〉訓練する.
━━(自)
1 ((英略式))ふろで体を洗う, 入浴する.
2 ((略式))〈織物などが〉洗いがきく, 洗っても傷まない.
3 (練習用)ボートでこぎ方を練習する.
tub・ba・ble
[形]
tub・ber
[名]

consent
Line breaks: con|sent
Pronunciation: /kənˈsɛnt/


noun

[mass noun]
  • permission for something to happen or agreement to do something: no change may be made without the consent of all the partners

verb

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Phrases


by common consent

with the agreement of all: it was, by common consent, our finest performance

informed consent
permission granted in full knowledge of the possible consequences, typically that which is given by a patient to a doctor for treatment with knowledge of the possible risks and benefits: written informed consent was obtained from each patient

Origin

Middle English: from Old French consente (noun), consentir (verb), from Latin consentire, from con- 'together' + sentire 'feel'.

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