2017年3月22日 星期三

cavalier, homemade pipes, crack addicts, spirit-cousin,


Unlike his political spirit-cousin Silvio Berlusconi, Trump has a cavalier disregard for fit, says The Economist’s 1843 magazine. His cartoonish Eighties power suits will turn a generation off top-to-toe tailoring for good

His taste in suits is as disturbing as the Great Wall of Mexico
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For years, South Koreans called their country “a land of disasters” after a lack of regulation or a cavalier attitude toward safety, or both, were at least partly blamed for a string of accidents.

多年以來,韓國人一直將自己的祖國稱為「多難之國」,因為人們認為,之前的一系列事故至少部分歸咎於監管乏力,或是當局對安全問題漫不經心的態度,或是兩個因素的共同作用。



Vancouver to Offer Clean Pipes to Crack Addicts

New pilot program latest effort to curb risks of drug use.




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Vancouver will soon begin handing out fresh crack pipes to addicts in a bid to curb the transmission of disease among drug users.
Needle-exchange programs and safe-injection sites for heroin users have become increasingly common in urban centers around the globe. Similar programs aimed at crack addicts, however, are much more controversial and, as a result, much less common.
Vancouver already hands out clean mouthpieces, but the new pilot program will go a step further, bringing the city’s efforts in line with Calgary and Winnipeg, which also offer free pipes, CBCNews reports.
Crack addicts usually use small glass or Pyrex stems, bottles, cans or even hollow car antennas to smoke the drug. They often share these homemade pipes, putting themselves and others at risk of contracting diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.
Advocates say that the pipe-distribution programs also have another added benefit: they help foster interaction between users and heath-care workers, which can create a clear path to rehab.
“Will these services stop them from using drugs? For some people it will, but some won't,” Walter Cavalieri of the Canadian Harm Reduction Network told CBC. “Some will continue to use drugs but use them safely, some will cut back, and some will die, but their lives and health will be greatly improved.”


GM acquired a reputation for cavalier cutbacks.

Dr. Hofmann became an impassioned advocate for the environment and argued that LSD, besides being a valuable tool for psychiatry, could be used to awaken a deeper awareness of mankind’s place in nature and help curb society’s ultimately self-destructive degradation of the natural world.
But he was also disturbed by the cavalier use of LSD as a drug for entertainment, arguing that it should be treated in the way that primitive societies treat psychoactive sacred plants, which are ingested with care and spiritual intent.




This sense has developed into the modern English use of "cavalier" to describe a recklessly nonchalant attitude, although still with a suggestion of stylishness.

Cavaliers in the arts

Charles I, King of England, from Three Angles. The famous triple portrait of Charles I by Anthony van Dyck.
See also 1600-1650 in fashion and Cavalier poets
An example of the Cavalier style can be seen in the painting "Charles I, King of England, from Three Angles" by Anthony van Dyck.


cavalier (WITHOUT CARE)
adjective DISAPPROVING
thoughtless and not caring about other people's feelings or safety:
That's a rather cavalier attitude.

cavalier

Line breaks: cava|lier
Pronunciation: /ˌkavəˈlɪə /

ADJECTIVE

  • Showing a lack of proper concern; offhand:Anne was irritated by his cavalier attitude

    • With this sentence alone the Times reveals its lack of principle and cavalier attitude toward the truth.
    • The captain left the army in 1998 after his commanding officer described him as having a ‘arrogant and cavalier attitude towards young soldiers’.
    • It was not a decision taken in cavalier fashion, nor was it market-driven.

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