2016年10月30日 星期日

sock, sock it to (someone), penal, penalty/ box, hucksterism, darned, slipper socks, sock hop

Immediately after Mr. MacFadyen’s death, WikiLeaks issued this Twitter post: “Gavin Macfadyen, beloved director of WikiLeaks, now takes his fists and his fight to battle God. Sock it to him, forever, Gavin.” It was signed “JA.”

1. Cash Leaking Out of 401(k) Plans at Alarming Rate
A quarter of money socked away for retirement comes out early, much of it subject to penalties and income taxes. For many, the venerable 401(k) is just too darned inefficient
As Escapees Stream Out, a Penal Business Thrives
A company with ties to Gov. Chris Christie dominates New Jersey’s system of large halfway houses. There has been little state oversight, despite widespread problems.

Starting next week, Verizon will double the early-termination fee for smartphones. That is, if you get a BlackBerry, Android or similar phone from Verizon, and you decide to switch phones before your two-year contract is up, you'll be socked with a $350 penalty (it used to be $175).

Why Google threw Overstock in the penalty box
Matt Cutts, the head of Google's webspam team, wields major power over Google's search results. By Julianne Pepitone, staff reporterApril 25, 2011: 2:55 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Web retailer Overstock.com, which never does anything quietly, ...

Altman socked him, and the man splashed into a swimming pool.

[名](複 〜s 〔-s〕;1でまたsox 〔sks | sks〕)[名]1 ((通例〜s))ソックス(⇒STOCKING 1);靴の中敷き a pair of socksソックス1足 st...
((略式))[動](他)1 …を強く打つ;〈人に〉(石などを)投げつける((with ...)) sock a person with a stone石を人に投げつける I socked him...

sock2 (sŏk) pronunciation

v., socked, sock·ing, socks. v.tr.
To hit or strike forcefully; punch.

To deliver a blow.

A hard blow or punch.

sock it to (someone) Slang.
  1. To deliver a forceful comment, reprimand, or physical blow to someone else.
attack or make a forceful impression on someone.

[Origin unknown.]
hucksterism was in his genes.

Seller of a good or service who will try to sell anything by making misleading promises and assurances. An example is a peddler who will make any kind of guarantee to a tourist to make the sale.

penalty box
An area to the side of an ice-hockey rink in which penalized players wait out the time of their penalties.


  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[píːnl]
1 刑罰の;刑事上の, 刑法の
penal laws
a penal system
2 〈罪が〉処罰されるべき;罰として支払うべき, 罰則的な, 懲罰的な
a penal record
a penal charge
a penal rate
懲罰的な(高)金利(penalty rate).
3 刑場として用いた, 刑罰に服する
a penal institution
刑に服する所(刑務所, 感化院など)
a penal colony

darned [dɑːnd]
adv & adj Slang
(intensifier) this darned car won't start a darned good shot
another word for damned [2] [3]

((米略式))[形]しゃくにさわる;途方もない, いまいましい
Put away that darned toy
━━[副]べらぼうに, ひどく, とても.

A sock is an item of clothing worn on the feet. The foot is among the heaviest producers of sweat in the body, as it is able to produce over 1 US pint (0.47 l) of perspiration per day.[1] Socks help to absorb this sweat and draw it to areas where air can evaporate the perspiration. In cold environments, socks decrease the risk of frostbite. Its name is derived from the loose-fitting slipper, called a soccus in Latin, worn by Roman comic actors.[2]


Meijer Recalls Infant Slipper Socks Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Bumble Bee and Lady Bug Infant Slipper Socks
Units: About 17,400
Importer/Retailer: Meijer Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Hazard: The balls at the end of the bug’s antennae can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Meijer received one report of a ball detaching from the antennae. It was found in a child’s crib. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Falls Creek brand infant slipper socks, including yellow and black Bumble Bee Slipper Socks, UPC 80640907401, and red and black Lady Bug Slipper Socks, UPC 80640907402. The UPC is located on the sock’s hangtag. They were sold in infant size 0-12 months.
Sold exclusively at: Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio from June 2009 through March 2011 for about $4.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled slipper socks away from children and return them to any Meijer store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.meijer.com

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sock hop


North American informal
a social dance at which participants dance in their stockinged feet.