2016年7月6日 星期三

lovelorn loon, Valentine’s Day, unrequited, lovelorn leave, phantom, singleton, ghost town,

Upstart Crow starring David Mitchell as William Shakespeare starts tonight at 10pm on BBC Two

Will and Bottom look after a love-sick young man. Sadly he’s also a bit of…

If Valentine’s Day is an unwelcome reminder of what has become of your love life, you can find solace at the bookshop. Here are 10 literary highlights for the lovelorn

But with you I am deeply passionately, unrequitedly in love.
— Virginia Woolf
Imagery by Dixie Leota

W. Somerset Maugham's masterwork is the coming-of-age story of Philip Carey, a sensitive young man consumed by an unrequited and self-destructive love...
Laid-Off Foreigners Flee as Dubai Spirals Down
As layoffs hit Dubai’s foreign workers, their departure is making parts of the city look like a ghost town.

  • Rating: StarStarStar
  • Genre: Drama
  • Movie Type: Musical Drama, Melodrama
  • Themes: Unrequited Love, Musician's Life, Disfigured Criminals
  • Director: Arthur Lubin
  • Main Cast: Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains, Edgar Barrier, Jane Farrar, Leo Carrillo, Hume Cronyn
  • Release Year: 1943
  • Country: US
  • Run Time: 92 minutes


The Phantom of the Opera 台灣稱為 "歌劇魅影"
This Technicolor retelling of the Gaston Leroux "grand guignol" classic The Phantom of the Opera has a little more opera than phantom, but that's because the stars are soprano Susannah Foster and tenor Nelson Eddy. Claude Rains carries the acting honors on his shoulders, playing a pathetic orchestra violinist who worships aspiring opera-singer Foster from afar.

[シネマトゥデイ映画ニュース] 1925年のサイレント映画『オペラの怪人』をリメイクした1943年版『オペラの怪人』に主演していたスザンナ・フォスターが心不全のため亡くなった。84歳だった。WENNによると、スザンナはハリウッドでブレイクする前からラジオ界のスター ...

lovelorn leave
The adjective lovelorn has one meaning:
Meaning #1: unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love
Synonyms: bereftunbeloved
lovelorn Show phonetics
adjective LITERARY
sad because the person you love does not love you
lovelorn:形容詞,受愛情折磨的、失戀的。例句: The lovelorn poet's heart is torn in shreds.(這位失戀詩人的心被撕成碎片。)

《中英對照讀新聞》Japanese company's new benefit:lovelorn leave 日本公司的新福利:失戀假
Lovelorn staff at a Japanese marketing company can take paid time off after a bad break-up with a partner, with more "heartache leave" on offer as they get older.

loon 1 

Pronunciation: /luːn/ 


silly or foolish person:if only she weren’t such a lovesick loon


Late 19th century: from loon2 (referring to the bird's actions when escaping from danger), perhaps influenced by loony.

leave (HOLIDAY) Show phonetics
noun [U]time permitted away from work for holiday or illness:
How much annual/paid leave do you get?
She's (gone) on leave (= holiday).
I've asked if I can take a week's unpaid leave.

noun [C]
a spirit of a dead person believed by some to visit the living as a pale, almost transparent form of a person, animal or other object; a ghost:
A phantom coach is said to pass through the grounds of this house when there's a full moon.
HUMOROUS The phantom wine-drinker has been around - this was almost a full bottle when I put it in the fridge (= an unknown person has been drinking the wine)!

adjective [before noun]
describes something that you imagine exists or that appears to exist, although in fact it does not:
Although she had to have her leg amputated, she still feels as though she's got a phantom limb.
They discovered it was a phantom organization set up for the processing of drug profits.
UK Although she grew bigger and felt ill, she later discovered it was a phantom (US false) pregnancy.


━━ n. 幽霊, まぼろし; 錯覚, 幻想; 有名無実の人[もの]; 実体のない人[もの].
━━ a. 幽霊のような; 実在しない, 架空の; 見せかけの.
phantom limb 【医】幻想肢.
phantom pregnancy 【医】想像妊娠.
phantom shopping =mystery shopping.
phantom shopping =mystery shopping. 就是請人冒充顧客來查核某組織單位的服務人員,查看他們如何應對進退:(mystery shopping 【経営】ミステリー・ショッピング (phantom shopping ((調査員を顧客に仕立ててサービスや施設の清潔度,価格設定等を秘密裏に調査すること)).)
這有許多別名:Mystery shopping is also known as:
  • Secret Shopping
  • Experience Evaluation
  • Mystery Customers
  • Spotters
  • Anonymous Audits
  • Virtual Customers
  • Employee Evaluations
  • Performance Audits
  • Telephone Checks

Bumped Fliers and No Plan B 另外有一例:

Some agents even take matters into their own hands, creating phantom reservations — Mickey Mouse is a favorite passenger name, for example — to keep the math nerds at headquarters from overbooking a flight.

The theory: Model of search and matching offers help for lovelorn singletons

Unrequited love or one-sided love is love that is not openly reciprocated or understood as such by the beloved. The beloved may not be aware of the admirer's deep and strong romantic affection or consciously reject it. The Merriam Webster Online Dictionary defines unrequited as "not reciprocated or returned in kind."

日本への「片思い」に変化 台湾、TPP参加に意欲 


  1. Games. A playing card that is the only one of its suit in a player's hand.
    1. An individual separated or distinguished from two or more of its group.
    2. An offspring born alone.
[From the name Singleton (influenced by SINGLE).]