2017年3月17日 星期五

innocuous, inane, buzzkill, buzz off, crap, Oh Crap!

'These seem like innocuous devices, but they can be as dangerous as a hairdryer in a bathroom. They should attach warnings'

Tributes paid to Richard Bull, whose death was ruled accidental after he was killed when his phone fell into the water

Even the most innocuous image can spark howls of rage online.

BBC Culture looks at some of the world’s most controversial designs, including a deranged clown face and the mark of the beast.

The rise of legal marijuana seems to be fueling a spike in the number of pets that become unhappily high off of pilfered treats. The dose is rarely fatal, but it can be a buzzkill.

"With apologies to Luther, if anyone wants to do the same to the religion of Islam today, it is Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who claims to rape and pillage in the name of a “purer form” of Islam – and who isn’t, incidentally, a fan of the Jews either. Those who cry so simplistically, and not a little inanely, for an Islamic reformation, should be careful what they wish for."

The critics of Islam lining up to call for a ‘Muslim Martin Luther’ should be careful what they wish for

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Here's What People Did Before They CouldGoogle Things
Today you can tell someone with an inane question to buzz off with a Let Me Google That For You link. 

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"The inane discussion about whether Clarkson is personally racist is a side-show. He works within an institution that will clearly permit racist crap as laddish banter" via Comment is free
Suzanne Moore: The discussion about whether Clarkson is personally racist...
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Showbiz controls journalism by controlling access. The art world hopes to do the same, though on a more piddly level. No other domain of culture would try this one on. No publisher, fearing that an unfavourable review, would attempt to stop a book critic quoting from some novel. No producer would make a guarantee of innocuousness the price of a critic's ticket to the theatre. It just wouldn't happen. But in art, it can. And since it can, as Bill Clinton remarked in another context, it does.

Oh Crap! My Parents Joined Facebook

By Dan Fletcher
There's no buzzkill quite like getting a friend request on Facebook from Mommy and Daddy dearest

“Crapstone,” the neighbor said forthrightly, Mr. Pearce related, whereupon the person on the other end of the telephone repeated it to his co-workers and burst out laughing. “They said, ‘Oh, we thought it didn’t really exist,’ ” Mr. Pearce said, “and then they gave him a free something.”
In the scale of embarrassing place names, Crapstone ranks pretty high. But Britain is full of them. Some are mostly amusing, like Ugley, Essex; East Breast, in western Scotland; North Piddle, in Worcestershire; and Spanker Lane, in Derbyshire.

Urban Dictionary: buzzkill


buzzkill. Something that spoils or ruins an otherwise enjoyable event, esp. when in relation to ruining a drunken or drug-induced high. We were having a great ...

Definition of

 buzz off 

in English:

[OFTEN IN IMPERATIVE] informal Go away.


Syllabification: in·ane
Pronunciation: /iˈnān/adjective
Silly; stupid: don’t constantly badger people with inane questions
Lacking sense or meaningsilly:don’t badger people with inane questions


Syllabification: (in·noc·u·ous)
Pronunciation: /iˈnäkyo͞oəs/

  •  not harmful or offensive:it was an innocuous question



late 16th century: from Latin innocuus, from in- 'not' + nocuus 'injurious' (see nocuous)

exclamation INFORMAL
an expression of slight annoyance:
Oh piddle! I've broken another glass.


noun [S or U] INFORMAL
urine, or an act of urinating:
There was piddle all over the floor.
One minute - I just need a piddle.

(pĭd'l) pronunciation
v., -dled, -dling, -dles. v.tr. To use triflingly; squander: piddle away one's time.
  1. To spend time aimlessly; diddle.
  2. Informal. To urinate.
[Origin unknown.]


Syllabification: (pid·dling)
Pronunciation: /ˈpidliNG/


pathetically trivial; trifling:piddling little questions

One who administers a spanking
  1. Informal. Exceptional of its kind; remarkable.
  2. Swift and vigorous: a spanking pace.
  3. Brisk and fresh: a spanking breeze.
Used as an intensive: a spanking clean shirt.
A number of slaps on the buttocks delivered in rapid succession, as for punishment.
[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

noun [S or U] OFFENSIVE
excrement, or when an animal or person produces excrement:
I stepped in a pile of crap.
That dog's just UK had/US taken a crap on my lawn.

crap verb [I] -pp- OFFENSIVE
The dog crapped right in the middle of the street.

a toilet1.
n. - 擲兩個骰子出現的輸的數目
n. - 拉屎, 屎, 胡言
v. intr. - 拉屎
  1. Excrement.
  2. An act of defecating.
  3. Foolish, deceitful, or boastful language.
  4. Cheap or shoddy material.
  5. Miscellaneous or disorganized items; clutter.
  6. Insolent talk or behavior.
intr.v., crapped, crap·ping, craps.
To defecate.
Used to express anger or displeasure.
phrasal verb:
crap up
  1. To make a mess of; bungle.
[Middle English crappe, chaff, from Old French crappe, from Medieval Latin crappa, perhaps of Germanic origin.]

crap2 (krăp) pronunciation
  1. See craps.
  2. A losing first throw in the game of craps.
v., crapped, crap·ping, craps.
To make a losing throw in the game of craps. Usually used with out.
phrasal verb:
crap out Slang.
  1. To fail to keep a commitment or promise: crapped out on me when I needed him.
  2. To fail to function properly: The old TV crapped out again.
  3. To leave: crapped out of the meeting early.
[Back-formation from CRAPS.]

1 [U]たわごと(nonsense);うそ,ほら
be full of crap
be a load [a bunch] of crap
2 [U]ごみ,がらくた,くず.
3 [U]くそ,うんこ;[C]排便
have [take] a crap
Cut the crap.
not take crap from a person
━━[動](~ped, ~・ping)(自)
1 ((俗))くそをたれる.
2 見くびって不当に扱う((on)).
crap around