2017年12月30日 星期六

'Stay/keep/get out of my hair!', win/steal/capture one's heart:

“A lucky person is one who plants pebbles and harvests potatoes.”
―from THE TOWER, THE ZOO, AND THE TORTOISE (2010) by Julia Stuart
Brimming with charm and whimsy, this national bestseller set in the Tower of London has the transportive qualities and delightful magic of the contemporary classics Chocolat and Amélie. Balthazar Jones has lived in the Tower of London with his loving wife, Hebe, and his 120-year-old pet tortoise for the past eight years. That’s right, he is a Beefeater (they really do live there). It’s no easy job living and working in the tourist attraction in present-day London. Among the eccentric characters who call the Tower’s maze of ancient buildings and spiral staircases home are the Tower’s Rack & Ruin barmaid, Ruby Dore, who just found out she’s pregnant; portly Valerie Jennings, who is falling for ticket inspector Arthur Catnip; the lifelong bachelor Reverend Septimus Drew, who secretly pens a series of principled erot­ica; and the philandering Ravenmaster, aiming to avenge the death of one of his insufferable ravens. When Balthazar is tasked with setting up an elaborate menagerie within the Tower walls to house the many exotic animals gifted to the Queen, life at the Tower gets all the more interest­ing. Penguins escape, giraffes are stolen, and the Komodo dragon sends innocent people running for their lives. Balthazar is in charge and things are not exactly running smoothly. Then Hebe decides to leave him and his beloved tortoise “runs” away. Filled with the humor and heart that calls to mind the delight­ful novels of Alexander McCall Smith, and the charm and beauty of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise is a magical, wholly origi­nal novel whose irresistible characters will stay with you long after you turn the stunning last page. READ an excerpt here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/…/the-tower-the-zoo-and…/

In one of @kaltoons most popular cartoons of 2017, he addressed the ever-growing tension between North Korea and the United States

If you get someone out of your hair, you get them to stop bothering or annoying you. ('Stay/keep/get out of my hair!' can be used as imperatives)

win/steal/capture one's heart: to cause another person to feel love for one 
Steal someone's heart definition: to cause someone to feel love or affection

Love 變成 vole, adumbrate, comestible, quaternary, dolmen, menhir

 Lessing appears to adumbrate modern semitoics when he argues that the sign a specific medium can represent is limited to its mode. Laocoön (i.e., the man represented) cannot cry out because sculpture's mode is the static marble: poetry or drama is the only one which can directly represent Laocoön's pain.

It is , in fact , to be noted that all the animals represented by quaternary art are of the comestible kinds , which sav ages engraved o r painted in order to attract them by a sort of magic sympathy .

Dolmens and menhirs mark the beginnings of architecture , but of archi tecture scarcely worthy of the name, for decoration O ma n —133 m m PLAQUE plays hardly any part in Found In Sweden. (Stockholm Museum.) it, and the elements of construction can claim no excellence other than that of a massive solidity . 

men • hir
[名詞] 〔考古〕 メンヒル:先史時代の巨石記念物;1個または数個が直列または環状に並べられた;Cornwall,Brittany などに見られる.
1840.<ブルトン men hir=men 石+hir 長い

dol • men
  1. 1〔考古〕 ((英)) ドルメン,卓石,支石墓:2個以上の大きな自然石を立て並べ平石を載せた太古の遺物;新石器時代から鉄器時代にかけて世界的に分布している. cf. CHAMBER TOMB
  2. 2〔考古〕 ((仏)) 巨石墓.
1859.<フランス語<コーンウォール tolmen 石の穴(フランスの考古学者により CROMLECH の意と解された)

qua • ter • nar • y
  1. 14要素[部分]から成る;4つずつに並んだ,4つ一組になった.
  2. 2(順序・階級・等級などの)4番目の,(一連のもののうちの)4つ目の.
  3. 3〔地質〕 ((Q-)) 第四紀の. cf. NEOGENEGEOLOGIC TIME(表)
  4. 4〔冶金〕 〈合金が〉四元の:4つの主要成分から成る.
  5. 5〔数学〕 四変数の.
━━ [名詞] (pl. -nar・ies)
  1. 14つ[4個,4部]一組のもの.
  2. 2(数字の)4.
  3. 3〔地質〕 ((the Q-)) 第四紀:地質時代の最後の紀;新生代(Cenozoic Era)の後期で,およそ200万年前に始まり,現世(Recent)と更新世(Pleistocene Epoch)を含む.
  4. 4=quaternary ammonium compound.

co • mes • ti • ble
[形容詞] ((まれ)) 食用に適した,食べられる
    • comestible seaweed
    • 食用海草.
━━ [名詞] ((通例 comestibles)) 食料品,食べ物.


 【動詞】 【他動詞】1〈…の〉輪郭を(漠然と)示す; 〈理論・考えなどを〉漠然と示す.2〈未来を〉予示する.3〈…を〉暗くする.



[WITH OBJECT]formal 
  • 1Represent in outline.
    ‘Hobhouse had already adumbrated the idea of a welfare state’
    1. 1.1 Indicate faintly.
      ‘the walls were only adumbrated by the meagre light’
  • 2Foreshadow (a future event)
    ‘tenors solemnly adumbrate the fate of the convicted sinner’
  • 3Overshadow.
    ‘her happy reminiscences were adumbrated by consciousness of something else’


Late 16th century: from Latin adumbrat- ‘shaded’, from the verb adumbrare, from ad- ‘to’ (as an intensifier) + umbrare ‘cast a shadow’ (from umbra ‘shade’).

Mr. BEAN 愛搞笑,喪禮中的花字Love ,搞亂變成 vole


Vole - Wikipedia


vole is a small rodent; a relative of the mouse, the vole has a stouter body, a shorter, hairy tail, a slightly rounder head, smaller ears and eyes, and differently formed molars (high-crowned and with angular cusps instead of low-crowned and with rounded cusps). There are approximately 155 species ofvoles. They are sometimes known as meadow mice or field mice in North America and Australia. Volespecies form the subfamily Arvicolinae with the lemmings and the muskrats.