2017年4月23日 星期日

rude awakening, at random, punk, strapped, heightened, LOUD SEX

Letter from ‘jealous’ author, as well as another by Gustave Flaubert defending Madame Bovary will be sold from collection worth an estimated €3m

If you're the sort who needs a little encouragement to star saving money, this just might be the rude shock you need. Japanese toymaker, Tomy, has come up with a new piggy - well, technically, it's a bomb – bank, that light up, vibrates, makes loud noises, and essentially explodes and scatters the coins inside if you've been lax in your saving. You can set the bank to explode if it hasn't been fed daily, every three days, or at random. The Tomy saving Bomb retails for ¥3000 ($27) and is available on www.strapya-world.com.

Porsche Chooses the China Road
Porsche will unveil its four-door Panamera at the Shanghai auto show, the latest sign of auto makers' heightened hopes for emerging markets.

Dictionary: strapped (străptpronunciation
adj. Informal.
In financial need: We are strapped for cash right now.

Park Police Face Senior Staffing Shortages
The number of U.S. Park Police officers has dropped to a 20-year low, with widespread vacancies in senior ranks, leaving the agency strapped despite heightened concern about protecting the nation's landmarks from terrorism, according to officers and a watchdog group.


That said, I would hazard that the general horde of visitors, a good percentage of whom seem to be strapped into strollers and under four feet tall, don’t dwell overmuch on metaphorical meanings.


(especially in negatives) too much or very much:
At least he didn't suffer overmuch before he died.
I don't have overmuch confidence in Hal.

adjective INFORMAL strapped ━━ a. 革ひもでくくりつけた; 〔話〕 金がない, 困窮している.
not having enough money:
I'd love to come to Malaysia with you, but I'm afraid I'm a bit strapped (for cash) at the moment.

verb [I,T]
to increase or make something increase
heightened awareness
[often passive] The book's success was heightened by the scandal.

punk was found in the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary at the entries listed below.

  1. Slang.
    1. A young person, especially a member of a rebellious counterculture group.
    2. An inexperienced young man.
  2. Music.
    1. Punk rock.
    2. A punk rocker.
    1. Slang. A young man who is the sexual partner of an older man.
    2. Archaic. A prostitute.
[Origin unknown.]
punker punk'er n.

punk2 (pŭngkpronunciation
  1. Dry decayed wood, used as tinder.
  2. Any of various substances that smolder when ignited, used to light fireworks.
  3. Chinese incense. 香
adj. Slang.
  1. Of poor quality; worthless.
  2. Weak in spirits or health.
[Probably of eastern Algonquian origin.]




Pronunciation: /pʌŋk/ 


1(also punk rock)[MASS NOUN] A loud, fast-moving, and aggressive form of rock music, popular in the late 1970s:punk had turned pop music and its attendant culture on its head
1.1(also punk rocker)[COUNT NOUN] An admirer or player of punk rock, typically characterized by coloured spiked hair and clothing decorated with safety pins or zips:punks fought Teds on the Kings Road on Saturday afternoons
2North American informal A worthless person (often used as a general term of abuse):you think any of these punks they got fighting today could stand up to Joe Louis?
2.1A criminal or thug:there’s never been a better time to take our streets back from the punks
2.2US derogatory (In prison slang) a passive male homosexual:he determined to be made into no one’s punk
2.3An inexperienced young person:[AS MODIFIER]: you were a nobody, a punk kid starting out

3[MASS NOUN] chiefly North American Soft, crumbly wood that has been attacked by fungus, used as tinder.


1North American informal In poor condition:I felt too punk to eat
2Relating to punk rock and its associated subculture:a punk banda punk haircut





Late 17th century (in sense 3 of the noun): perhaps, in some senses, related to archaic punk'prostitute', also to spunk.

  • Long before the days of Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistols, all sorts of people found themselves labelled as punks. In the past the word has been used as a term for a prostitute, a male homosexual, and in show business for a youth or young animal. In American English it has been used since the early 20th century as a disparaging word for a person and in particular a young hooligan or petty criminal. In the film Dirty Harry (1971) Clint Eastwood says to a crook: ‘I know what you're thinking. “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself…You've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?’ Since the 1970s the word has been applied to admirers or players of punk rock, a loud, fast-moving, aggressive form of rock music: the first US mention of punk rock comes in 1971, five years before the first British punk record, ‘New Rose’ by the Damned. The original punk was not a person at all, but, in 17th-century North America, a term for soft crumbly wood that has been attacked by fungus. This was used as tinder as it caught fire easily. Its ultimate origin is not known, although it probably related to spunk (mid 16th century), which originally meant a spark, a fire or tinder, before developing the senses ‘courage and determination’ (late 18th century), and ‘semen’ (late 19th century) which is itself of uncertain origin.

rude (SUDDEN)
adjective [before noun]
sudden and unpleasant:
We had a rude awakening (= unpleasant shock) when we saw the amount of our phone bill.

The news rudely pushed her into the glare of world-wide publicity.
1 not polite; offensive or embarrassing:
He's a very rude man.
It's rude not to say "Thank you" when you are given something.
He's got no manners - he's rude to everyone.

2 relating to sex or going to the toilet:
He told a rude joke/story.

She rudely interrupted my speech.

noun [U]

rude (SIMPLE)
simply and roughly made:
We built a rude shelter from rocks on the beach.
at random
without choosing intentionally; by chance:
The winning entry will be the first correct answer drawn at random.

這是"完全偶然 隨便設某一時刻 屆時就讓它報爆炸"