By DAVID LEONHARDT
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.
知道當中的那個字嗎? Please Stop XXking. Go-Home watch it on TV.
A difference in values and attitudes between one generation and another, especially between young people and their parents.
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"
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.
IN BRIEF: To stare in a stupid way.
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 gā, 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
n. - 気のきかないやつ
v. - ぽかんと見とれる