from the Fringe | 06.12.2008
Young German Adults Fight the Fluff
Young adults are taking the offensive against undesirable body hair, according to a study of 314 students conducted by the University of Leipzig.
Hasbro Learns to Spell B-O-T-C-H
The maker of Monopoly and Scrabble flubs its move onto Facebook when replacing a popular knockoff
Indian Bride Ditches Groom After He Flubs Math Test at Their Wedding
The relationship just didn't add up
Israel has barred Nobel laureate Günter Grass from entering the country,
after the author wrote a poem in which it is depicted as endangering global
peace. Grass says he is a friend to Israel despite his comments.
Flubs Are Rubbing Some Republicans the Wrong Way
By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
Presidential candidates are confounding a party accustomed to taking pride in its foreign policy.
Premier Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday gave conditional backing to a Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus proposal to declare Chinese official Jiang Ping (江平) persona non grata because of his actions at the Tokyo International Film Festival over the weekened. Ahead of the opening ...FULL STORY
若情節重大得將劉姍姍宣告為「不受歡迎人物」 (persona non grata)，要她自行離境
TV Times (Brisbane): Sullivan twitches. He mumbles. He flubs (1969).
Not welcome; not approved: The aide, having been declared non grata, was epelled from the country.
[From PERSONA NON GRATA.]
persona non grata
pəˌsəʊnə nɒn ˈɡrɑːtə,pəˌsəʊnə nəʊn ˈɡrɑːtə/
tr.v., flubbed, flub·bing, flubs.
To botch; bungle.
The act or an instance of botching or bungling: "Their literature leans toward a comedy of small social flubs and withered chastity" (James Wolcott).
[Origin unknown.]flubber flub'ber n.
n. - 失策
v. - 失敗する, しくじる
n. - ぶざまな失敗, へま
v., -gled, -gling, -gles. v.intr.
To work or act ineptly or inefficiently.
To handle badly; botch. See synonyms at botch.
A clumsy or inept performance; a botch: made a bungle of the case due to inexperience.
[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]bungler bun'gler n.
bunglingly bun'gling·ly adv.
2 へま, しくじり, 失策, 不手ぎわ
make a bungle of ...
rub the wrong wayIrritate, annoy, as in His remarks about welfare rubbed a great many people the wrong way. This idiom alludes to rubbing an animal's fur in the wrong direction. [Mid-1800s] Also see ruffle someone's feathers.
fluff (FAIL) Show phonetics
verb [T] (US ALSO flub) INFORMAL
to fail something or do it badly:
I fluffed my driving test three times before I finally got it.
All the time I was acting with him, I never once heard him fluff his lines (= say something wrong when acting).
small loose bits of wool or other soft material, or the down (= soft new hairs) on a young animal:
He brushed the fluff off his coat.
fluffy Show phonetics
1 soft and woolly or furry:
2 light and full of air:
Beat the eggs and sugar together until they are pale and fluffy.