2018年1月13日 星期六

snub, defiance, lanky, in deference to, run wild, go wild, pass over/pass by, literally and figuratively, "phubbing"

We Were Snubbed by Our Dead Dog. Twice.
When people we knew who had cancer said our dog came to them in their dreams, I was jealous. Why didn’t he visit us?
Netanyahu snubs Germany's Sigmar Gabriel over NGOs
Netanyahu has made good on a promise to cancel talks with the German foreign minister if he met with human rights groups during his trip to Israel. The PM has criticized the organizations for being anti-Israel.

The world's top-selling carmaker is bypassing Silicon Valley to connect smartphone apps to its vehicle dashboards.
(Picture by Bloomberg)

Use of Ford software latest sign of friction with Silicon Valley

Norway Snubs Dalai Lama in Deference to China
The Tibetan spiritual leader was in to Oslo to commemorate the Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded 25 years ago.


in deference to

Out of respect for; in consideration of.


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  1. TechCrunch ‎- by Darrell Etherington ‎- 13 minutes ago
    BlackBerry trumpeted its intention to deliver the long-awaited Android and iOS versions of its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service this ...
Do you know what "phubbing" is? It's not immediately obvious. The term is a recent coinage used to describe the behaviour of people more interested in their mobiles than those around them. It integrates the noun "phone" with the verb "snubbing". While the term "phubbing" is new, the linguistic process used to create it is not http://econ.st/18p2gDO


How Obama's Putin Snub Is Playing Out in Russia
State-run media is keeping things quiet, while some of Putin's harshest critics are celebrating the snub

Apple Tweaks Font in iOS 7 Beta, Bloggers Go Wild

    When Apple’s iOS 7 was first unveiled in June, the visuals were markedly changed from previous versions. Flat and bright colors replaced realistic surfaces, such as the felt of a gambling table, for example.
    The changes got mixed feedback on blogs and on Twitter. But one thing critics homed in on in particular: the font. It was too thin, they argued. Monday, Apple sent out its latest pre-release version of the software to developers and it included a thicker font, presumably to make it more readable. Apple — any developer, really — makes numerous changes to software between the first unveiling and the final release. That’s why it’s called beta.
    Bloggers are claiming victory nonetheless. (That’s already spawned its own tit-for-tat debate in the community.) It’s unlikely Apple changed the font because of needling from bloggers, and even less likely anyone outside of the company’s inner design circle will know for sure. Still, it has certainly gotten the Apple-watching community more excited about iOS 7. An Apple spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Hungary Amends Laws, in Snub to EU, U.S.1

    Nike snubs Google: FuelBand sticks to iOS and Web
    CNET (blog)
    Bad news for Nike FuelBand owners waiting for the company to release a companion app on Google's Android platform. The company today said that's not happening, and that the only way to ferry over data to a mobile device will continue to be Apple's iOS ...
    See all stories on this topic »

    Michelle gown designer snubbed in native Taiwan
    Yahoo! News (blog)
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Jason Wu may have won international recognition for twice designing inaugural gowns for U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, but judges in his native Taiwan seem unimpressed. Taiwan's Intellectual Property Court ruled Monday that Wu's ...
    Why Women Hide Their Pregnancies
    My friends cover up, literally and figuratively. If they don’t, they fear being passed over for jobs.

    Last week, when Mr Xi cancelled a scheduled meeting with America’s visiting secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, it seemed possible that it was a snub designed to express dissatisfaction over policy disputes. But taking into account a meeting with the prime minister with Singapore, which was also cancelled, his non-appearance at a meeting with the Danish prime minister, where at least some people had expected him, and then another one that went by the board entirely—between Mr Xi and a Russian official—speculation ran wild in some of Hong Kong’s and Taiwan’s more freewheeling news outlets.

    Why More U.S. Expatriates Are Turning In Their Passports

    By Helena Bachmann / Geneva

    Hit with double taxation and snubbed by local banks, more and more Americans abroad are choosing to give up their citizenship

    Micron Snubs Taiwan Chip Venture
    Micron Technology and its Taiwanese partner won't join a new Taiwan government company being established to help the island consolidate its struggling chip industry.

    Barclays Stays Firm: No Capital From U.K.
    Barclays struck a defiant tone, signaling that it wouldn't need to turn to the government for capital as it reported a better-than-expected 2008 profit.

    In 1768 the 18th-century British painter Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-97) exhibited a painting in London, “An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump,” a magnificent group-portrait reflecting Enlightenment values. While the work received favorable reviews, it failed to find a buyer; later that year Wright was snubbed by the newly founded Royal Academy.

    Texas snubs international law with execution 

    The US state of Texas has executed a man in defiance of an International Court of Justice ruling. Mexican-born Jose Ernesto Medellin was given a lethal injection minutes after the US Supreme Court cleared the way for his execution in a 5-4 split decision. The majority opinion ruled that Medellin's lack of access to consular assistance did not impede a fair trial. Mexico and the ICJ argued that Medellin should have been granted access to the Mexican consulate for legal help during his case. The dispute attracted international attention by putting the US in violation of international law if it did not prevent the execution. Medellin was convicted of raping and murdering two teenage girls in 1993 amid a gang initiation rite.

    BusinessWeek and U.S. News & World Report routinely snub Drucker in their school rankings, which, among other things, are based on reviews by recruiters as well as schools' size and graduates' starting salaries. The school holds little clout with headhunters. And as other schools catch on to "profits with principles" management, Drucker's niche is getting crowded, Jackson said.

    她"道貌岸然" (snubbed)婉拒......

    Paris Hilton Plays Dress Up for German Toymaker

    While there's a team of hair and makeup experts at hand to doll her up, millionaire celebrity Paris Hilton accessorizes toys herself. A German toymaker let her picks clothes and accessories for a new line of dolls.

    The Hilton dolls, made by Germany's Simba Toys, will go on sale in Europe this year alongside Simba's existing doll character, Steffi Love, which competes in a fashion doll market dominated by a US rival, Barbie.
    While the wide-eyed dolls do not resemble Hilton in the face, they do authentically represent her taste. The real-life Hilton chose three glitzy outfits -- including silver streaked hair, jewelry and MP3 player -- for the dolls: Party, Glam Summer and Shopping.
    A Simba executive, Jürgen Deschner, said the products would have a starting pretax price of 8.40 euros ($12.40).
    Simba, which has signed up for an initial two-year license from Hilton, has prepared a flesh-and-blood Hilton look-alike to smile at the visitors on its stand at the Nuremberg Toy Fair from Feb. 7 to Feb. 12.
    Hilton said Simba wasn't the first company to approach her about a doll, but the 26-year-old snubbed her other suitor's less wholesome proposal.
    "I turn down perverted things, some sex things," she said according to femalefirst.co.uk. "Like a Paris Hilton blow-up doll.
    "This company was like, 'They'll sell for $50,000 each, it'll be the real-life you,'" she added. "And I'm like, 'I really don't want a real-life me with anyone, anywhere.'"
    DW staff (sms)

    這lanky 在Yahoo辭典只這樣說:
    a. (形容詞 adjective)
    1. (身材)瘦長的;(臂腿)細長的

    (日本三省堂提供「EXCEED 英和辞典 "いやにひょろ長い."也一樣)

    因為它常常還有"舉止因而笨拙"的意思:(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

    tall and thin and tending to move awkwardly as a result:
    I was your typical lanky teenager.Tall, thin, and ungainly. See synonyms at lean2.
    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

    The adjective lanky has 2 meanings:
    Meaning #1: tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    Synonyms: ganglingganglyrangy
    Meaning #2: ungracefully tall and thin
    Synonyms: ganglinggangly

    Lyle Lovett                  
    Lyle Lovett
    Happy 50th birthday to singer Lyle Lovett. The lanky singer with the lopsided smile sings country and pop, big band and blues, jazz and folk music, often touring and performing with his Large Band. Lovett lives in what was his grandparents' house in Klein, Texas, where he was born and grew up, about an hour south of Houston. The town was named for his great-great-grandfather, Adam Klein, an immigrant from Germany and one of the founders. An enthusiastic horseman, Lovett's love for riding also extends to motorcycles and motocross.
    "There's no bad luck/ There's just the luck you've found." — Lyle Lovett, from the song he wrote for his father, "You Were Always There"

    verb [T]
    1 to refuse to obey, or to act or be against, a person, decision, law, situation, etc:
    children openly defying their teachers
    A few workers have defied the majority decision and gone into work despite the strike.
    The fact that aircraft don't fall out of the sky always seems to me to defy (= act against) the law of gravity.
    A forest fire raging in the south of France is defying (= is not changed by) all attempts to control it.

    2 defy belief/description/explanation to be extreme or very strange and therefore impossible to believe/describe/explain:
    The chaos at the airport defies description.

    3 defy sb to do sth to tell someone to do something that you think will be impossible:
    I defy you to prove your accusations.
    I defy you to tell where I've painted over the scratch on my car.

    noun [U]
    when you refuse to obey someone or something:
    The demonstration is a pointless act/gesture of defiance against the government.
    In defiance of the ceasefire, rebel troops are again firing on the capital.

    1 proudly refusing to obey authority:
    a defiant attitude/gesture
    The protesters blocking the entrance to the offices remained defiant this morning.

    2 not willing to accept criticism or disapproval:
    The Prime Minister was in defiant mood in the House of Commons yesterday.

    A group of prisoners stood on the roof, defiantly waving banners and throwing stones.

    turn something in

    give something to someone in authority:I’ve turned in my resignation
    produce or achieve a particular score or a performance of a specified quality: he has turned in some useful performances for the under-21 and England B sides

     pass by
    1.  Proceed past something, as in If you pass by a white house, you've gone too far. [c. 1300]
    2.  Also, pass over. Disregard, overlook, as in Just pass by the first few pages and you'll get to the basics, or Ralph was passed over for promotion. [1300s]

    verb (snubssnubbingsnubbed)
    [with object]
    verb [T] -bb-
    to insult someone by not giving them any attention or treating them as if they are not important:
    I think she felt snubbed because Anthony hadn't bothered to introduce himself.

    verb (snubs, snubbing, snubbed)
    [with object]
    • 1   rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully:he snubbed faculty members and students alike they snubbed his invitation to a meeting of foreign ministers
    • 2  check the movement of (a horse or boat), especially by a rope wound round a post:a horse snubbed to a tree


    • an act of rebuffing or ignoring someone or something:the move was a snub to the government
    • I simply didn't recognize her and apparently she took it as a snub.


    • (of a person’s nose) short and turned up at the end: [in combination]:snub-nosed


    Middle English (as a verb, originally in the sense 'rebuke with sharp words'): from Old Norse snubba 'chide, check the growth of'. The adjective dates from the early 18th century
    [動](〜bed, 〜・bing)(他)
    1 ((しばしば受身))〈目下の者を〉冷たく[鼻で]あしらう;…を鼻であしらって(ある状態に)させる((into ...)).
    2 〈発言を〉急にやめさせる;〈申し出を〉拒否する;〈人を〉激しくしかりとばす, 〈人に〉ひじ鉄をくらわせる.
    3 〈繰り出し中の綱・鎖を〉急に止める;〈船・馬などを〉(綱を引いて)急停止させる.
    4 〈巻きタバコを〉もみ消す((out)).
    1 鼻であしらうこと;どやしつけること;頭ごなし.
    2 侮辱, 軽視, 拒絶.
    3 急に止めること.
    1 〈鼻が〉低く上を向いた, しし鼻の
    a snub nose
    2 ずんぐりした.
    3 ぶっきらぼうな.

    turn in

    1. Hand in, give over, as in I turned in my exam and left the room. [c. 1300]
    2. Surrender or inform on, especially to the police, as in The shoplifter turned herself in. [1920s]
    3. Produce, as in He turned in a consistent performance every day. [Mid-1900s]
    4. Go to bed, as in I turned in early last night. [Colloquial; late 1600s]


    Syllabification: (wild)
    Pronunciation: /wīld/
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    • 1(of an animal or plant) living or growing in the natural environment; not domesticated or cultivated.
    • (of people) not civilized; barbarous:the wild tribes from the north
    • (of scenery or a region) desolate-looking:the wild coastline of Cape Wrath
    • 2uncontrolled or unrestrained, especially in pursuit of pleasure:she went through a wild phase of drunken parties and desperate affairs
    • not based on sound reasoning or probability:a wild guess who, even in their wildest dreams, could have anticipated such a victory?
    • stormy:the wild sea
    • informal very enthusiastic or excited:I’m not wild about the music
    • informal very angry.
    • (of looks, appearance, etc.) indicating distraction:her wild eyes were darting back and forth
    • (of a playing card) deemed to have any value, suit, color, or other property in a game at the discretion of the player holding it. See also wild card.


    (the wild)
    • a natural state or uncultivated or uninhabited region:kiwis are virtually extinct in the wild
    • (the wilds) a remote uninhabited or sparsely inhabited area:he spent a year in the wilds of Canada


    run wild

    (of an animal, plant, or person) grow or develop without restraint or discipline:these horses have been running wild since they were born figurativeher imagination had run wild

    go hog-wild

    act in an unrestrained manner:Congress will go hog-wild in its spending