2017年12月21日 星期四

egg, crooked, eggnog, Berlinale, dubious, mistletoe

Eggnog is a childhood indulgence—liquid dessert, made of everything you’d put into a cake, except the flour.

It’s a holiday cocktail, and it’s a dessert; if deployed correctly, it’s a life-saving elixir. Regardless of the exact recipe, it is more than the sum of its parts.

Eggs without yolks are actually far more common than you might think, and have earned a number of nicknames from "witch egg" to "fart egg."

Otherwise known as a "fart egg."

http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2014/12/19/ghosts-on-the-nog/Dec 19, 2014 ... English literature's spookiest time of year is Christmas, not Halloween. Here are five stories to suit the darker side of the holidays.

It’s the season for eggnog, mistletoe and yuletide viewing.


Berlinale Offers Drama and Glitz on Opening Night

The Berlinale has never been afraid of screening films dealing with big
political events. So it's no surprise that the festival's opener is an
action thriller about the dark and often crooked world of global banking.

The DW-WORLD Article

Corrupt bank thriller opens Berlin Film Festival

The Berlin Film Festival has opened with an action thriller about the often dark and crooked world of global banking. German director Tom Tykwer's film "The International" draws on the story of big global banks that have been caught after getting involved in dubious dealings. The plot loosely follows the scandal surrounding the 1990's collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International.

1 thought not to be completely true or not able to be trusted:
These claims are dubious and not scientifically proven.
He has been associated with some dubious characters.
Ruth Ellis has the dubious (= bad) distinction of being the last woman to be hanged in Britain.

2 feeling doubt or uncertainty:
I'm dubious about his promises to change his ways.



    1. A female gamete; an ovum. Also called egg cell.
    2. The round or oval female reproductive body of various animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, and insects, consisting usually of an embryo surrounded by nutrient material and a protective covering.
    3. The oval, thin-shelled reproductive body of a bird, especially that of a hen, used as food.
  1. Something having the ovoid shape of an egg.
  2. Slang. A fellow; a person: He's a good egg.
tr.v., egged, egg·ing, eggs.
  1. To cover with beaten egg, as in cooking.
  2. Slang. To throw eggs at.
egg on (one's) face Informal.
  1. Embarrassment; humiliation: If you do that, you'll end up with egg on your face.
lay an egg Informal.
  1. To fail, especially in a public performance.
put (or have) all (one's) eggs in one basket Informal.
  1. To risk everything on a single venture. 許多年以前 蕭公權先生回答KMT黨校要求其加入該黨的妙答
[Middle English egge, bird's egg, from Old Norse egg.]
eggless egg'less adj.
eggy egg'y adj.
egg2 (ĕg) pronunciation
tr.v., egged, egg·ing, eggs. ━━ vt. はげます, けしかける (urge) ((on, to do)).
To encourage or incite to action. Used with on: The racing fans egged their favorites on.
egg sb on
[Middle English eggen, from Old Norse eggja.]

━━ n. 卵; 鶏卵; 卵細胞; 丸い物; 〔話〕 人; 〔俗〕 爆弾.
as sure as eggs is [are] eggs 間違いなく.
have [put] all (one's) eggs in [into] one basket 〔話〕 全財産を1つの事業にかける.
have [get, be left with] egg on [all over] one's face 〔話〕 面目を失う, ろうばいする.
in the egg 未発に, 初期のうちに.
lay an egg 卵を産む; 〔俗〕 うまく行かない.
teach (one's) grandmother to suck eggs 釈迦に説法する.
walk [tread] on eggs 薄氷を踏む思いをする, 細心の注意を払う.
egg and spoon race スプーンレース.
egg beater 卵あわ立て器.
egg cell 卵細胞.
egg・cup ゆで卵入れ.
egg flip =eggnog.
egg・head 〔話〕 知識人, インテリ(ぶる人).
egg membrane 【生物】卵膜.
egg・nog エッグノッグ, 卵酒.

  a drink consisting of eggs beaten with sugar, milk or cream, and often alcoholic liquor

Eggnog /ˈɛɡˌnɒɡ/ (or egg nog), historically also known (when alcoholic) as milk punch or egg milk punch, is a rich, chilled, sweetened, creamy dairy-based ...

eggnog (ˌɛɡˈnɒɡ  



  1. a drink that can be served hot or cold, made of eggs, milk, sugar, spice, and brandy, rum, or other spiritAlso calledegg flip

Word Origin

C19: from egg1 + nog1
蛋諾類(英語:Eggnog,egg nog),或譯作蛋酒、甜蛋酒,又稱蛋奶酒(英語:egg milk punch),是一類飲料。主要成份為牛奶,奶油,雞蛋,再加入糖,肉桂,香草等香料。本身不含酒精,但可以在其中加入蘭姆酒,白蘭地或者甜酒,作成雞尾酒,以提升其香味。最早起源於英格蘭,英國人相信蛋酒有治
egg・plant 〔米〕 ナス (aubergine).
egg roll 春巻 (〈英〉spring roll).
egg・shell 卵のから; 壊れやすいもの.
egg・shell china 薄手焼陶器.
egg・shell paint 半つや消しペンキ.]

Words in need of egging on

  • David James
  • December 31, 2007
AT THE dawn of the new year, it is a time for reflection and making resolutions — not to mention working out who you can blame when none if it actually happens.
And remember, if you do decide that you want to get a lovely little nest egg, it doesn't have to be your nest egg. You might want to become a financial adviser in order to get your hands on someone else's nest egg, for instance.
Here are some words that need a bit of egging on.
Capital. Something that used to be used in the service of business, but now is just in the service of itself.
Banking. A great business, because if anything goes wrong you can blame the customer for being foolish enough to accept your product. Then, if they don't apologise in the key of massive repatriations of outstanding funds, you can take them to court to get back the money you sold them in the first place.
Plus a margin. And an interest rate on the margin. Plus a bit more, just for good measure.
e. A letter that can be put in front of any business activity to make it sound contemporary.
For example, e-commerce sounds much fresher than plain old commerce. e-insurance helps insurers seem young and fresh as they go about their never-ending journey to find ways to avoid insuring anything. e-Doha might even save world trade talks, although that must be considered unlikely.
Liquidators. Professionals who, if they were just a bit more honest, might actually pass for crooks.
David James is investment editor for BRW magazine and author of The Business Devil's Dictionary.

On Nov. 17, 1973, President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, Fla., that ``people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook.''

crook (CRIMINAL)
a very dishonest person, especially a criminal or a cheat:
These politicians are just a bunch of crooks.

adjective INFORMAL
crooked police officers

mistletoe (ˈmɪsəlˌtəʊ  



  1. a Eurasian evergreen shrub, Viscum album, with leathery leaves, yellowish flowers, and waxy white berries: grows as a partial parasite on various trees: used as a Christmas decoration: family Viscaceae
  2. any of several similar and related American plants in the families Loranthaceae orViscaceae, esp Phoradendron flavescens

Word Origin

Old English misteltān, from mistel mistletoe + tān twig; related to Old Norse mistilteinn