2016年7月31日 星期日

toolbox



Yale Cancer Center researchers have designed a “toolbox” to modify multiple genes simultaneously, streamlining what used to be a very complicated process.



Genome-editing ‘toolbox’ targets multiple genes at once
NEWS.YALE.EDU


toolbox 

Pronunciation: /ˈtuːlbɒks/ 

NOUN

1A box or container for keeping tools in.
1.1Computing A set of software tools.
1.2Computing The set of programs or functions accessible from a single menu.

wedding planner, a Renaissance man




wedding planner

Entry from US English dictionary

NOUN

Someone who plans and organizes weddings as a profession.

zine, fanzine, broadside

The people of the Renaissance era ate them up.
(via Atlas Obscura)
Broadsides were the Facebook posts and tweets of their day.
ATLASOBSCURA.COM


zine 

Pronunciation: /ziːn/ 

NOUN

informal
A magazine, especially a fanzine.

fanzine (1949)


fanzine 

Pronunciation: /ˈfanziːn/ 

NOUN

A magazine, usually produced by amateurs, for fans of a particular performer, group, or form of entertainment:[WITH MODIFIER]: football fanzine

Origin

1940s (originally US): blend of fan2 and magazine.


broadside 

Pronunciation: /ˈbrɔːdsʌɪd/ 

NOUN

1fierce verbal attack:he launched a broadside against the economic reforms
2historical A firing of all the guns from one side of a warship.
2.1The set of guns which can fire on each side of a warship.
2.2The side of a ship above the water between the bow and quarter.
3sheet of paper printed on one side only, forming one large page:a broadside of Lee’s farewell address

ADVERB

1With the side turned in a particular direction:the yacht was drifting broadside to the wind
1.1On the side:her car was hit broadside by another vehicle

VERB

[WITH OBJECT] North American
Collide with the side of (a vehicle):I had to skid my bike sideways to avoid broadsiding her

Phrases

broadside on

Sideways on:the ship swung broadside on to the current of the river

2016年7月29日 星期五

meth, Adderall

“I got arrested for no reason at all.”
A Florida man was arrested when an Orlando police officer mistook Krispy…
WASHINGTONPOST.COM|作者:CLEVE R. WOOTSON JR.






The public remains almost entirely ignorant of the fact that meth produces nearly the same effects as Adderall.

A Columbia University psychiatry professor talks about what he's learned from trying the drug himself and studying it over the years.
VICE.COM


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


meth 

Pronunciation: /mɛθ/ 


NOUN

[MASS NOUN] informal
1The drug methamphetamine:he started taking meth to keep up with younger people in sports and at work
2short for methadone.
3chiefly US another term for meths.

wuss




英文很複雜。此則"新聞"中的"wuss" ,是20世紀70年代的俗語。
21世紀初,我在元智大學的一場演講,提到
"身不由己,動必循規,只許作有軌電車,欲求為公共汽車而不可得。( An engine that moves/ In predestinate grooves,/ I'm not even a bus, I am a tram. )(《管錐篇》第930頁 )"
當時查原詩,有一行 "I must choose between better and wuss"
當時沒查此wuss。
今天想/查,這wuss (M19--19世紀中葉) 是(=)worse

參考:http://word-watcher.blogspot.tw/2016/07/feckless-wuss-predestination-tram.html



The president is far from the feckless wuss portrayed by his critics. But neither is he a master of grand strategy





wuss 

Pronunciation: /wʊs/ 

informal

NOUN

weak or ineffectual person (often used as a general term of abuse):we are not just a group of shallow wusseswhat a snivelling wuss!

VERB

[NO OBJECT] (wuss out)
Fail to do or complete something as a result of fear or lack of confidence:she’ll probably wuss out because she fears my mighty bowling prowess


Derivatives



wussy

NOUN (plural wussies) & ADJECTIVE

Origin

1970s: of unknown origin.