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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.
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.
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 ...
Pronunciation: /iˈnān/adjectiveSilly; stupid: don’t constantly badger people with inane questions
Origin:late 16th century: from Latin innocuus, from in- 'not' + nocuus 'injurious' (see nocuous)
an expression of slight annoyance:
Oh piddle! I've broken another glass.
verb [I] INFORMAL
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.
v., -dled, -dling, -dles. v.tr. To use triflingly; squander: piddle away one's time.
- To spend time aimlessly; diddle.
- Informal. To urinate.
One who administers a spanking
- Informal. Exceptional of its kind; remarkable.
- Swift and vigorous: a spanking pace.
- 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.
noun [C] OFFENSIVE
n. - 擲兩個骰子出現的輸的數目
n. - 拉屎, 屎, 胡言
v. intr. - 拉屎
- An act of defecating.
- Foolish, deceitful, or boastful language.
- Cheap or shoddy material.
- Miscellaneous or disorganized items; clutter.
- Insolent talk or behavior.
Used to express anger or displeasure.
- To make a mess of; bungle.
[Middle English crappe, chaff, from Old French crappe, from Medieval Latin crappa, perhaps of Germanic origin.]
- See craps.
- A losing first throw in the game of craps.
To make a losing throw in the game of craps. Usually used with out.
crap out Slang.
- To fail to keep a commitment or promise: crapped out on me when I needed him.
- To fail to function properly: The old TV crapped out again.
- To leave: crapped out of the meeting early.
[Back-formation from CRAPS.]
Cut the crap.((話))くだらないことを言うな.
not take crap from a person〈人に〉なめたまねは許さない.