2017年8月6日 星期日

awesome, ramble, zinger, hideous, outnumber, apostrophe


On Andy Warhol's Birthday, the Best Zingers From His Diaries
Definitions of zinger
noun
a striking or amusing remark.



ICYMI: Sen. Elizabeth Warren hurled some zingers at Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Tuesday, telling him, "You should resign."
Read about the cringeworthy exchange: http://for.tn/2d2QWaz

Poet and critic Charles Baudelaire was born on April 9th 1821. His collection of poems entitled "Les Fleurs du Mal" ("The Flowers of Evil") was met with controversy; one opponent claimed that "everything in it which is not hideous is incomprehensible"



    Tesco apologises for baby clothing slogan errors

     
  • From the sectionNorfolk
Two baby bodysuits with misspelt slogansImage copyrightBen Kendall/PA
Image captionTesco apologised for the errors after the baby's parents complained on Twitter about the slogans

Supermarket chain Tesco has said it will brush up on its spelling and grammar after making two mistakes in a single pack of baby clothes.
The parents of three-month-old Alexander Kendall, from Norwich, spotted the errors after being given a set of five bodysuits from the store.
One bore the slogan "I was born awsome" (sic), while the other read: "Daddys little man" - missing an apostrophe.
Tesco apologised after Alexander's father shared the errors on Twitter.

'More pedantic than most'

It offered a refund or exchange and said: "Sorry about this, we've made our suppliers aware of this so it can be corrected for future stock."
Mother Sophie Kendall, 28, said: "We both work as journalists so are perhaps a bit more pedantic about these things than most.
"Fortunately Alex is a long way off being able to read so we'll just use the suits and hope nobody notices."


Behold: KFC's Zinger Double Down King http://buswk.co/1uQGFh3
Joan Rivers was as funny as she was feared, especially during Hollywood’s award season. Having built her career on speaking her mind, the comedian became a red carpet fixture in the mid 90s for her praise and criticism of celebrity outfits. In tribute to her cutting one-liners, here is a selection of her best red carpet zingers.


Joan Rivers was a pointed, pioneering comedian


"I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way," she continues. "I don't want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents."




RIP Joan Rivers. Being publicly told that my dress is hideous will never feel quite as awesome. You will be truly missed.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) September 4, 2014

the awesome outnumber the miserable

Now, I've been saying for years that the best part of this job is the reader feedback. A huge percentage of it is articulate, funny, witty, uplifting, cheerful--you guys should all have your own columns! (Yes, there's also hate mail. But the awesome people greatly outnumber the miserable ones.)


Women outnumber men in Spanish government

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has named a new
cabinet following the re-election of his Socialist party on March 9.
The new government includes for the first time more women than men and
a female defence minister. Zapatero said at a news conference to
announce the new lineup that "equality between men and women" would be
one of the chief goals of the new government. Zapatero has also
appealed for a cross-party strategy to fight the armed separatist group
ETA, which has killed 800 people in its nearly 40-year campaign for an
independent Basque nation encompassing parts of northern Spain and
southwestern France. Earlier, Zapatero took the oath of office in front
of King Juan Carlos at the royal Zarazuela Palace near Madrid.

Definition of

 awesome in English:

adjective

1Extremely impressive or dauntinginspiring awe:the awesome power of the atomic bomb
1.1informal Extremely good; excellent:the band is truly awesome!

outnumber
verb [T]
to be greater in number than someone or something:
In our office, the women outnumber the men 3 to 1.


hideous

Line breaks: hid|eous
Pronunciation: /ˈhɪdɪəs /

ADJECTIVE
1Extremely ugly:hideous lizard-like creatures
1.1Extremely unpleasant:the whole hideous story

Origin

Middle English: from Old French hidoshideus, fromhidehisde 'fear', of unknown origin.




zinger

Line breaks: zing¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈzɪŋə/

NOUN


INFORMAL , chiefly North American
1A striking or amusing remark:open a speech with a zinger
1.1An outstanding person or thing:a zinger of a shot










ramble

Line breaks: ram¦ble
Pronunciation: /ˈramb(ə)l/


VERB


[NO OBJECT]
1Walk for pleasure in the countryside:I spent most of my spare time rambling and climbing[WITH OBJECT]: as a boy I rambled the fells around Dent

2Talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way:Willy rambled on about Norman archways
3(Of a plant) put out long shoots and grow over walls or other plants:roses climbed, rambled, hung over walls

NOUN

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A walk taken for pleasure in the countryside.

Origin

late Middle English (in sense 2 of the verb): probably related to Middle Dutch rammelen, used of animals in the sense 'wander about on heat', also to the noun ram.

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