2016年10月31日 星期一

OMG(omg),

OMG
əʊɛmˈdʒiː/
exclamation
informal
  1. used to express surprise, excitement, disbelief, etc.
    "OMG! If my parents find out they will go mad!"


omg Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/omg
written abbreviation for Oh my God: used when someone is surprised or excited about something: And then, omg, I saw Johnny Depp in Starbucks! Expressions of surprise. accha. achha.

In a room full of non-native speakers, ‘there isn’t any chance of understanding’.

"Suddenly the American or Brit walks into the room and nobody can…
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2016年10月29日 星期六

China, china

【立場新聞】用一篇介紹【氣短集】專欄的這篇
立會DQ事件餘音未散,宣誓儀式又生風波。事源青政兩議員以「支那」的英文發音讀出就職誓辭裏的China...
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China

PROPER NOUN

  • A country in East Asia, the third largest and most populous in the world; population 1,338,613,000 (est. 2009); language, Chinese (of which Mandarin is the official form); capital, Beijing.

Pronunciation:

China

/ˈtʃʌɪnə/

Definition of china in English:

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china

NOUN

  • 1[mass noun] A fine white or translucent vitrified ceramic material.
    ‘a plate made of china’
    Also called porcelain
    [as modifier] ‘a china cup’
    1. 1.1Household tableware or other objects made from china or a similar material.
      ‘she had begun to remove the breakfast china’
  • 2British informal A friend.
    • ‘Keep doing that chinas, and this just might be precisely the case!’

Origin

Late 16th century (as an adjective): from Persian chīnī relating to China, where it was originally made.


chair



chair

NOUN

  • 1A separate seat for one person, typically with a back and four legs.
    1. 1.1
      short for electric chair
  • 2The person in charge of a meeting or of an organization (used as a neutral alternative to chairman or chairwoman) 2014.10.30 英文很有彈性。以前女權興起,說(女)董事長要稱chairperson。
    今天看杜邦公司發的新聞稿,只用chair: 
    Columbia Business School Awards Deming Cup to DuPont Chair & CEO Ellen Kullman
    ‘she's the chair of a research committee’
    1. 2.1The post of a chairperson.
      ‘he was due to step down after a three-year stint in the chair’
  • 3A professorship.
    ‘he held a chair in physics’
  • 4British A metal socket holding a rail in place on a railway sleeper.

VERB

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Act as chairperson of or preside over (an organization, meeting, or public event)
    ‘the debate was chaired by the Archbishop of York’
  • 2British Carry (someone) aloft in a chair or in a sitting position to celebrate a victory.
    ‘no one seemed anxious to chair him round the hall’

Phrases

  • take the chair
    • Act as chairperson.
      ‘the account executive will usually take the chair in meetings’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French chaiere (modern chaire bishop's throne, etc., chaise chair), from Latin cathedra seat, from Greek kathedra. Compare with cathedral.

sabotage, slogan, sloganeer

昨天注意到Joseph Juran 的著作中,有"工廠刻意破壞/停機"的英文sabotage有字源說明法國紡織場的織工將穿的木屐 (sabot,原以為是荷蘭人穿的)放入織機,讓其停機。

sabotage

VERB

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something), especially for political or military advantage.
    ‘power lines from South Africa were sabotaged by rebel forces’

NOUN

  • [mass noun] The action of sabotaging something.
    ‘a coordinated campaign of sabotage’

Origin

Early 20th century: from French, from saboter kick with sabots, wilfully destroy (see sabot).

今午的另一字源:* Elias Canetti《群眾與權力》(Masse und Macht, 1960)黃漢青 陳衛平譯,臺北:成均,1982(大陸似乎前年才有翻譯本?)2015.10.30 讀第一章,驚覺slogan 的字源的說法:Early 16th century: from Scottish Gaelic sluagh-ghairm, from sluagh 'army' + gairm 'shout'. 這據說是空中群靈的叫聲。其實{牛津字典}說法比較可信,他們古蘇格蘭的戰爭時的叫陣等聲音historical A Scottish Highland war cry.。


slogan

NOUN

  • 1A short and striking or memorable phrase used in advertising.
    ‘a series of arson attacks gave new meaning to the advertising slogan ‘come home to a real fire’’
    1. 1.1A motto associated with a political party or movement or other group.
      ‘students were chanting slogans’
  • 2historical A Scottish Highland war cry.

Origin

Early 16th century: from Scottish Gaelic sluagh-ghairm, from sluagh army + gairm shout.

sloganeer

VERB

[NO OBJECT]
  • Employ or invent slogans, typically in a political context.
    ‘at least he avoided vapid sloganeering’

NOUN

  • A person who sloganeers.
    ‘as the sloganeers put it: ‘peace through strength’’

2016年10月28日 星期五

emoji, "emoldjis", favicon

半百老人用的 emojis
BBC England
"I need something that shows pain because my back hurts, my knees hurt and I need emojis with glasses" Grandmother Diane Hill designs "emoldjis" to reflect her needs 👴👵


Diane Hill, from Coventry, felt that existing smiling, sleepy and sad faces did not represent the lives and likes of older people.
The 56-year-old compiled her own "emoldjis" for the over 50s.
An artist sketched her ideas which were sent to off to the Unicode Consortium which regulates emoji updates.

University of Chicago Magazine translated 10 UChicago course titles into emoji—can you guess which is which? ‪#‎WorldEmojiDay‬

Do you speak emoji?
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Google funks up its favicon


Google has decided to get with the times and refresh its well-worn favicon.
Marissa Mayer wrote on Google's blog that the favicon - the small icon that appears in browsers next to the URL, or in lists of bookmark - has been changed to better suit new web gadgets


favicon (short for 'favorites icon'), also known as a website icon, a page icon or an urlicon, is an icon associated with a particular website or webpage.


Wikipedia article "Favicon"

The mind set to raise the energy in a boring atmosphere.
Person 1: This party is so lame bro.
Person 2: Don't worry bro when i get there I'm gonna Funk It Up.



emoji 

Pronunciation: /ɪˈməʊdʒi/ 



NOUN (plural same or emojis)

A small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion in electronic communication:emoji liven up your text messages with tiny smiley faces


Origin

1990s: Japanese, from e 'picture' + moji 'letter, character'.