2017年7月25日 星期二

exude, ‘tude, snap, disposition, soldier on, oxymoron, "original copy"


So normal



"She exudes a capacity to engage, befriend and inspire [employees] like few other executives," he says.


Federal prosecutors acknowledged in a court order released Monday that Mr. Madoff's lawyer, Ira Lee Sorkin, is "engaging in discussions concerning a possible disposition of this case." 處置案件
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"The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances."Martha Washington (意)性向



I suspect it is only a matter of time until Ms. Spear's point of view wins out entirely.

For the time being, Ms. Spear says she'll wear hose to board meetings 'or if there is reason to exude the highest professional appearance. I will not wear them if I will be in the office all day, because I believe one can be professional-looking without wearing hose.'

我懷疑﹐斯皮爾的觀點最終全勝只是一個時間問題。

斯皮爾表示﹐目前而言﹐她會在出席董事會議或有理由展示(sic?)最佳職業風貌的場合穿長筒襪。“如果整天待在辦公室的話﹐我就不穿﹐因為我相信﹐即使不穿長筒襪也能顯得很職業。”



Precious Ramotswe has no blue steel pistol, just two desks, two chairs, a telephone and an old typewriter. Her tiny white van is incapable of high-speed chases and fiery stunts. Then there is Mma Ramotswe herself. (Mma is a local honorific.) Film sleuths usually exude chiseled sexiness and a noir persona. But as Mr. McCall Smith puts it, Precious Ramotswe is ''the fat lady detective'': rounded, not chiseled; softhearted, not dark.

Somber Clinton Soldiers On as the Horizon Darkens

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has not given up, but she no longer exudes the supreme confidence that was once her trademark.
soldier on phrasal verb
to continue doing something although it is difficult:
I admired the way she soldiered on when her business ran into trouble.



The Help Desk – a modern oxymoron

Local authorities have been bullied by the regime to ‘share’, ‘out-source’ or ‘centralise’ their IT services. Of course, the designs promulgated are bad, ideological and without good method. Here is one such tale.



READER BOB LARKIN of Beverly was puzzled by an episode of the PBS series "History Detectives," recently re-aired, wherein the sleuths tried to discover whether they had the "original copy" of Robert E. Lee's surrender order. "Obviously they were looking for the original order," Larkin said in an e-mail. "How can a 'copy' be both an original and a duplicate?"

Original copy, as fans of George Carlin and Richard Lederer know, has been a staple of the joke-oxymoron list for decades, along with jumbo shrimp, guest conductor, terribly happy, and the like. But these are only oxymoronic if you pretend that you're ignorant of one sense of the modifying word - that you think "jumbo" is an absolute measure, you've never used "guest" to mean "substitute" ("guest conductor"), and you believe "terribly" must involve terror.


That's just fooling around, though. We know better, just as we know that copy means both "one of the multiple specimens of a work" ("do you have a copy of 'Middlemarch'?") and a replica ("it's a copy, not an original").

 snap
noun
  1. 1.
    a sudden, sharp cracking sound or movement.
    "she closed her purse with a snap"
    synonyms:clickcrackpopclinktickreportsmackwhackcrackle
    "she closed her purse with a snap"
  2. 2.
    a hurried, irritable tone or manner.
    "‘I'm still waiting,’ he said with a snap"

ox・y・mo・ron


━━ n. (pl. ox・y・mo・ra  ) 【修辞】矛盾語法.

exude
verb [T]
1 If you exude love, confidence, pain, etc., you show that you have a lot of that feeling:
She just exudes confidence.

2 to produce a smell or liquid substance from inside:
Some trees exude from their bark a sap that repels insect parasites.

‘tude

(tūd, tyūd) pronunciationn. Slang.
An arrogant or hostile attitude or disposition.
[Short for ATTITUDE.]
disposition Show phonetics
noun
1 [C usually singular] the particular type of character which a person naturally has:
She is of a nervous/cheerful/sunny disposition.

2 [S + to infinitive] FORMAL a natural tendency to do something, or to have or develop something:
a disposition to deceive

dis・po・si・tion


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━━ n. 配置; 処理; 性質[向], 意向.


ex・ude



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━━ v. しみ出る[させる], 発散する[させる] ((from, through)).
ex・u・da・tion
 ━━ n. 浸出[放出](物).


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