2017年3月27日 星期一

visualize, breakout, VISUALS, ‘psychosomatic’, BON TON

Bending it Like Beckham
Bending it Like Beckham
Happy birthday to footballer David Beckham, who turns 33 today. In his Manchester United heyday, he was considered such a national treasure that he was mentioned in the film Love Actually: Hugh Grant, as the Prime Minister, listed "David Beckham's right foot" as one of the things that make Britain great. And, of course, he was lionized in Keira Knightley's breakout film, Bend it Like Beckham. Beckham is married to Victoria Adams, "Posh Spice" of The Spice Girls fame. Beckham's move to the LA Galaxy team was hailed as a giant step in fanning enthusiasm for soccer in the US.


Visualise
It’s hard to believe that no one had ever ‘visualised’ anything before 1817, but that’s the year the Romantic poet and critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge coined the word in his philosophical confession Biographia Literaria (a full century before the word ‘envision’ was minted). In retrospect it seems fitting that a writer whose mind’s eye was haunted by such phantasmic visions as the spectral ship in his poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and by the “flashing eyes” and “floating hair” that unsettle the ending of his prophetic lyric Kubla Khan, should be the one to give a name to the seeing of the unseeable. Tortured throughout his life by both material and immaterial substances alike, Coleridge is unsurprisingly responsible for introducing into English other words for describing the darker aspects of experience, such as ‘psychosomatic’ and ‘pessimism’.



VISUALS, BON TON

VISUALS


Reviews by STEVEN HELLER
Reviews of new visual books about the Mad magazine cartoonist Basil Wolverton; Hergé, the creator of Tintin; Times Square; and art deco in Havana.


1.on Page 53:
"bon ton'. This cartoon of 1777 mocks the enthusiasm of middle-class women for French fashions"





bon ton

(bŏn tŏn'pronunciation

Bon Ton 
n.
    1. A sophisticated manner or style.
    2. The proper thing to do.
  1. High society.
[French : bon, good + ton, tone.]


visual
adjective
relating to seeing:
visual stimulus/impact/abilities
See also VDU.

visually
adverb
Guide dogs open up the lives of the blind or visually impaired.
Books for children have to be visually very exciting.

visualizeUK USUALLY visualise
verb [T]
to form a picture of someone or something in your mind, in order to imagine or remember them:
I was so surprised when he turned up - I'd visualized someone much older.

visualizationUK USUALLY visualisation
noun [U] FORMALthe visual arts plural noun
the arts of painting and sculpture, rather than literature and music



breakout Show phonetics
noun [C]
a violent escape, especially by a group, from prison:
There has been a mass breakout from one of Germany's top security jails.

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