2017年6月14日 星期三

bumbling, gauche,slicer, après, gaucherie



The Malraux  après Malraux.

Sometimes in London I felt stupidly enthusiastic, like a Labrador puppy let loose in an antique store, or overly loud and gauche, like a guest who shows up at a memorial service wearing a Hawaiian shirt and traumatizes the mourners with intrusive personal questions.
36 Hours in Innsbruck, Austria
Sure, you can ski nearby. But the “capital” of the Austrian Alps pulses to everything après, from upscale dining to all-night dance clubs.


IT all seems obvious when viewed through hindsight’s pristine lens: Hewlett-Packard didn’t need a reinvention. It just needed some fierce fiscal discipline to transform itself from a bumbling, lost soul into a well-oiled profit machine.



U.K. Sheds Its Reputation for Bumbling
It remains to be seen if the U.K. bailout package will rescue the country's banks. But it has changed the image the world had of the U.K.'s top officials.

gaucherie

Pronunciation: /ˈgəʊʃ(ə)ri/


noun

[mass noun]
  • awkward or unsophisticated ways:I was ridiculed for my sartorial gaucherie [count noun]:she had long since got over gaucheries such as blushing

Origin:

late 18th century: French, from gauche (see gauche)
gaucherie Pronunciation (noun) A socially awkward or tactless act.
Synonyms:faux pas, gaffe, slip, solecism
Usage:His oddness of speech, his gaucheries, his ignorances and nervousness had all been so lightly treated that they had been brushed away almost insensibly.


gauche (gōsh) pronunciation
adj.
Lacking social polish; tactless.

[French, awkward, lefthanded, from Old French, from gauchir, to turn aside, walk clumsily, of Germanic origin.]
gauchely gauche'ly adv.
gaucheness gauche'ness n.

bumbling

adjective
    Clumsily lacking in the ability to do or perform: awkward, clumsy, gauche, heavy-handed, inept, maladroit, unskillful. Seeability/inability.
     
     
     

Garlic Press/Slicers Recalled by Trudeau Corporation Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Trudeau Garlic Duo Slicers
Units: About 22,000
Manufacturer: Trudeau Corporation, of Canada
Hazard: The garlic duo’s slicer blades can break during use, posing a laceration hazard to users.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the product’s slicer blades breaking. No injuries were reported.
Description: This product is a combination garlic press and slicer. Recalled model numbers 998009, 998010 or 998010CB were printed on the product’s packing card, hang tag, or UPC label, but not on the product. The units have "Trudeau" embossed on the handle.
Sold at: Department and retail stores nationwide for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled Garlic Duo immediately and contact Trudeau for directions on how to receive a free replacement garlic press and a complimentary set of 3 flipper measuring spoons.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Trudeau toll-free at (888) 887 8332 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday to Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.trudeaucorp.com
Picture of Recalled Garlic Duo SlicerPicture of Recalled Garlic Duo SlicersPicture of Recalled Garlic Duo Slicer
slicer
The noun has 3 meanings:
Meaning #1: a golfer whose shots typically curve right (for right-handed golfers)
Meaning #2: a machine for cutting; usually with a revolving blade
Meaning #3: knife especially designed for slicing particular foods, as cheese
     

apres-ski


 
音節
apres-ski, après-ski
発音
ɑ`ːpreiskíː
[形][名]アフタースキー(の):スキーのあとのくつろぎ[社交](の)
apres-ski clotheswear
アフタースキーの衣服
an apres-ski party
スキーをしたあとのパーティー.
━━[動](自)アフタースキーを楽しむ.





  après

French

Pronunciation

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  • IPA: /a.pʁɛ/, X-SAMPA: /a.pRE/

Etymology

From Latin ad + pressum.[1]

Preposition

après
  1. after
    On mange après avoir bu
    We eat after we drink

Adverb

après
  1. afterwards
    On va au cinéma après.
    We'll go to the cinema afterwards.

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