2017年8月4日 星期五

phoney, cushy, airbrushing fags out, deliver...from...travail, Code du Travail, menial, internship,working group, advisory committee


Macron Takes On France’s 3,324-Page Labor Code

The new French president’s boldest initiative is a bid to overhaul French capitalism. Just one thing may stand in his way: France’s almost indecipherable labor code, the Code du Travail.

"Allow me to sketch you a portrait of a political leader. He is England's greatest living hypocrite. He courts popularity by warning that tens of millions from the dole queues of Europe are coming to take British jobs, while employing his German wife as his secretary. He denounces "the political class" for living like princes at the taxpayers' expense while pocketing every taxpayer-funded allowance he can claim for himself, his wife and his colleagues.
He says he represents "ordinary people". But he is a public school-educated former banker, whose policies will help him and his kind ... " 
Nick Cohen: Instead of tearing into the preposterous Ukip leader, Britain's famously aggressive media have made him a celebrity
The Guardian|由 Nick Cohen 上傳
Business-school students are a pampered bunch and life is to get even cushier. In the past few years the leading schools have been raising vast amounts to spend on new facilities. But this is a risk for some. Demand for MBAs remains soft http://econ.st/1cx9EwN

Today's Headlines: Romney Vows to Deliver Country From Economic Travails

Mitt Romney asked voters to consider whether their lives had improved over the last four years and urged them not to feel guilty about giving up on President Obama.

With Jobs Few, Internships Lure More Graduates

In a weak job market, many college graduates are taking unpaid internships that fail to deliver on their promises of valuable experience by offering little more than menial work.

Troubles of West Take Toll on Emerging Economies
The travails of the developed world are starting to take their toll on fast-growing countries like China, Brazil and Indonesia, which are moving toward policies aimed at refueling growth to offset the damage.

airbrushing fags out of history

"I am always interested in why young people become writers, and from talking with many I have concluded that most do not want to be writers working eight and ten hours a day and accomplishing little; they want to have been writers, garnering the rewards of having completed a best-seller. They aspire to the rewards of writing but not to the travail."

Also on Friday, Robert E. Rubin, the Citigroup director and former Treasury secretary who came under fire for his strong support of that model in an advisory role that helped fuel the bank's troubles, said he would resign.

Travel on a luxe VIP bus, operated by private companies, for a cushier, air-conditioned trip. Left, a passenger on Route 13, the country's main north-south thoroughfare. Although considered safe, visitors should check advisories before traveling on this highway that was once frequently hit with bandit attacks in the mid-1990s.

「在由英特爾等公司主導、旨在延長筆記本電腦驅動時間的“Mobile PC Extended Battery Life Working Group(移動PC延長電池驅動時間工作組)”舉辦的研討會上,松下電器產業發表了演講... 」

技術WG 的組織方式可以採取由 "幹事公司"等組成......

A working group will be created in June under the Subcommittee on Electric Power Safety, part of the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy, which advises the industry minister.
AFPWG - - Agriculture Food Products Working Group
AFPWG - - Groupe de travail sur les produits alimentaires et d'agriculture

  1. Work, especially when arduous or involving painful effort; toil. See synonyms at work.
  2. Tribulation or agony; anguish.
  3. The labor of childbirth.
intr.v., -vailed, -vail·ing, -vails.
  1. To work strenuously; toil.
  2. To be in the labor of childbirth.
[Middle English, from Old French, from travailler, to work hard, from Vulgar Latin *tripāliāre, to torture with a tripalium, from Late Latin tripālium, instrument of torture, probably from Latin tripālis, having three stakes : tri-, tri- + pālus, stake.]


Pronunciation: /ˈtraveɪl/


[mass noun] (also travails)
  • painful or laborious effort:advice for those who wish to save great sorrow and travail
  • labour pains:a woman in travail


[no object]
  • engage in painful or laborious effort: creation may travail in pain but it cannot escape its destiny
  • (of a woman) be in labour.


Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin trepalium 'instrument of torture', from Latin tres 'three' + palus 'stake'

 [trəvéil | trǽveil]

1 ((また〜s))骨おり, 労苦;(芸術的な)労作.
2 苦痛, 苦しみ, 苦悩.
3 陣痛
a woman in travail
1 産みの苦しみを味わう.
2 苦労する.
[中英語←古フランス語travail(労苦)←中ラテン語tripālium (THREEPALE2). 人を拷問(ごうもん)にかける道具が3本の棒でできていたことから. △TRAVELと二重語(doublet)をなす]

She is employed by the president in an advisory capacity (= giving advice).

noun [C usually plural] US
an official announcement that contains advice, information or a warning:
weather/travel advisories
Television companies sometimes broadcast advisories before violent movies.


━━ a. 忠告[助言]の; 顧問の.


Line breaks: cushy
Pronunciation: /ˈkʊʃi/

adjective (cushier, cushiest)

  • 1(of a job or situation) undemanding, easy, or secure: he doesn’t have anything like the cushy life you professors have the Caribbean posting is not a cushy number



First World War (originally Anglo-Indian): from Urdu ḵushī 'pleasure', from Persian ḵuš.

An atomizer using compressed air to spray a liquid, such as paint, on a surface.

tr.v., -brushed, -brush·ing, -brush·es.
To spray with an airbrush.

airbrushing 噴煙

    1. A student at a British public school who is required to perform menial tasks for a student in a higher class.
    2. A drudge.
  1. Chiefly British. Fatiguing or tedious work; drudgery.

v., fagged, fag·ging, fags. v.intr.
  1. To work to exhaustion; toil.
  2. To function as the servant of another student in a British public school.
To exhaust; weary: Four hours on the tennis court fagged me out.

[From fag, to droop (obsolete), perhaps from Middle English fagge. See fag end.]

fag2 (făg) pronunciation
n. Slang
A cigarette.

[Short for FAG END.]

fag3 (făg) pronunciation
n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a homosexual man.

The noun has 2 meanings:
Meaning #1: offensive terms for an openly homosexual man
Synonyms: fagot, faggot, fairy, nance, pansy, queen, queer, poof, poove, pouf
Meaning #2: finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
Synonyms: cigarette, cigaret, coffin nail, butt

The verb fag has 3 meanings:
Meaning #1: act as a fag for older boys, in British public schools
Meaning #2: work hard
Synonyms: labor, labour, toil, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil
Meaning #3: exhaust or tire though overuse or great strain or stress
Synonyms: tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fatigue

  • menial[me・ni・al]

  • 発音記号[míːniəl]
[形]召し使いの;〈仕事などが〉単調で退屈な, 重要でない.
━━[名]召し使い, 奉公人;下賎[卑屈]な人.

Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit?: The Encyclopedia of Modern Life

Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur

Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit?: The Encyclopedia of Modern Life
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If you hate: loft living; bar-clubs; Tony Blair; chick lit; global warming sceptics; Keane; loyalty cards; IKEA; Kabbalah; bling and Richard Curtis...
... then you need IS IT JUST ME OR IS EVERYTHING SHIT? - an encylopedic attack on modern culture and the standard reference work for everyone who believes everything is shit. Which it is. This book is for the large percentage of the population interested in saying NO to the phoney ideas, cretinous people, useless products and doublespeak that increasingly dominate our lives. This book is designed for everyone who thinks they may have mislaid their soul in a Coffee Republic. Never before has there been a book so completely full of shit.
This very funny, well-informed, belligerent rant of a book adds up to an excoriating broadside against consumer capitalism that the authors hope will sell loads of copies.


  • 'One of the many things that irritates these guys is rave reviews: so I'll just say it's very funny and recommend you to buy it. Unless of course you're a big fan of the Daily Mail' Stewart Prebble, author of Grumpy Old Men
Ebook (PDF)
Published 03/08/2006

 8 ((しばしば受身))((文))《聖書》〈人・魂などを〉(束縛・わななどから)解放する, 自由にする, …を(…から)救い出す, 助ける((from, out of ...))

deliver him from evil
deliver an animal from a trap
They were delivered from the hands of their enemies.


Syllabification: pho·ny
Pronunciation: /ˈfōnē
(also phoney)

adjective (phonier, phoniest)

noun (plural phonies)

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Pronunciation: /ˈfōnilē/


late 19th century: of unknown origin.