2017年7月10日 星期一

gap, gap year, generation gap , gawk , gawp, eccentric, gaping absence



“Freedom of expression is the basis of human rights, the source of humanity and the mother of truth. To block freedom of speech is to trample on human rights, to strangle humanity and to suppress the truth.”
President Obama and the First Lady announce their daughter Malia will attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017, taking a gap year after her high school graduation next month.


Among the tombs that archaeologists have identified from ancient Egypt there remains one gaping absence. Could opening a sealed door reap the biggest discovery ever made? Our report from August

“Even our charity is essentially patronising. Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day. Give him a fishing rod and he can feed himself. Alternatively, don’t poison the fishing waters, abduct his great-grandparents into slavery, then turn up 400 years later on your gap year talking a lot of shite about fish.”


Debate around reparations is threatening because it upends the usual narrative of development. The impact of colonialism cannot be ignored
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In a Divided America, It’s Old vs. Young
We are a country of contrasting groups: rich and poor, red and blue, secular and religious. But one division — the generation gap — has been largely overlooked.



ONE year ago bears on China were a rare species. People scoffed at Jim Chanos, a well-known short-seller, who predicted that China would end up “like Dubai times 1,000, or worse”. Nor did they heed Hugh Hendry, the eccentric boss of Eclectica Asset Management, who posted a homemade video of himself wandering Chinese streets and gawking at abandoned skyscrapers on YouTube.



Sheltering Under Grand Central’s Ceiling of Stars
By SETH KUGEL
From an astrological ceiling mural to gleaming gold chandeliers and the famous information booth, there is plenty to gawk at in this landmark building.



美國明尼蘇達州一日發生斷橋意外,造成上百人傷亡、至少五人失蹤
,不少民眾在經過事故現場都會停駐觀看,斷橋地點近日被懸掛一幅「要看請回家看!」的標語,希望藉此阻止這類好奇舉動。(法新社)

知道當中的那個字嗎? Please Stop XXking. Go-Home watch it on TV.





    In the professional or career world, a gap year is a year before going to college or University and after finishing high school or taking a year off before going into graduate school after completing a bachelor as an undergraduate.

    Gap year - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gap_year



generation gap

n.
A difference in values and attitudes between one generation and another, especially between young people and their parents.
世代間の断絶.
A broad difference in values and attitudes between one generation and another, especially between parents and their children. For example, There's a real generation gap in their choice of music, restaurants, clothing--you name it. [1960s"


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gawk
verb [I] ( UK ALSO gawp) INFORMAL
to look at something or someone in a stupid or rude way:
Don't sit there gawking like that - give me a hand!
UK They just stood there gawping at me.








gawk pronunciation

IN BRIEF: To stare in a stupid way.

pronunciation Many drivers slowed down to gawk at the stalled cars on the side of the road.

An awkward, loutish person; an oaf.
intr.v., gawked, gawk·ing, gawks.
To stare or gape stupidly. See synonyms at gaze.
[Perhaps alteration (influenced by gawk hand, left hand) of obsolete gaw, to gape, from Middle English gawen, from Old Norse , to heed.]



gawker gawk'er n.
v. intr. - 癡呆地看, 張口瞠目
n. - 笨人, 笨拙的人, 呆子
日本語 (Japanese)
n. - 気のきかないやつ
v. - ぽかんと見とれる

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