Journey in Life: 09/29/14

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Monday, September 29, 2014

"Cut the mustard" nghĩa là gì?

Too old to cut the mustard anymore. Photo courtesy Elizabeth.

'Cut the mustard' (shared via VOA) có từ mustard là cây hay hạt mù tạc, và động từ to cut là cắt bớt, hay trong trường hợp này là dùng giấm để làm giảm bớt vị cay của hạt mù tạc khiến cho loại gia vị này trở nên ngon và đậm đà. Vì thế, 'cut the mustard' có nghĩa là có đủ khả năng để làm một điều gì.

Ví dụ
We were playing against a more experienced team, and we just couldn't cut it.
An apple crisp/ pie had some good moves (the apples were crisp, and it was served warm), but this round version didn't cut the mustard.

My professor doubted (phân vân không biết) whether I was ready for her advanced physics (vật lý cao cấp) course. It took a lot of hard work and extra study, but by the end of the semester I proved (chứng tỏ) to her that I could cut the mustard: I got an A for my final grade (điểm bài thi)!

Although he’s a great boxer (võ sĩ quyền Anh), his last few performances (thành tích) in the ring just haven't cut the mustard. Perhaps he’s no longer good enough to keep his title (danh hiệu) as world champion (vô địch).

Why cut the mustard? Because it's noxious & invasive: Garlic mustard is a flowering herb that was introduced to North America from Europe as a food and medicinal plant. Although edible for humans, it is not eaten by local wildlife or by insects. It grows well under many different conditions and has the ability to produce chemicals that inhibit the growth of other plants and mychorrizal fungi needed for healthy tree seedling survival and tree growth.

Irish Grassland Bulls Cut the Mustard Abroad: ABS Ireland have exported semen to Chile from the following Irish bulls: Curra GYK Angel 2, Curra Tunder Struck, Hanrahan Victorious and Ballydehob Dan 1263. They have also exported Semen to Australia from Radney Rock and Curra Pluto. Ciaran O 'Shea, Dairy Product Specialist, comments: “The sires in these historic shipments to New Australia and Zealand were Radney Rock and Hanrahan Victorious, which were both bred in County Cork where ABS Ireland have their headquarters.

Con yêu bố nhiều lắm

mong sao... ;)

Gửi em ở cuối sông Hồng

An elderly couple, who had just learned how to send text messages on their mobile phones. The wife was a romantic type and the husband was more of a no-nonsense guy.

One afternoon the wife went out to meet a friend for coffee.
She decided to send her husband a romantic text message and she wrote:
"If you are sleeping, send me your dreams. If you are laughing, send me your smile. If you are eating, send me a bite. If you are drinking, send me a sip. If you are crying, send me your tears. I love you."

The husband texted back to her:
"I'm on the toilet. Please advise." :))

Nắm tay nhau suốt 700 năm dưới mộ

“Nắm tay nhau thật chặt, giữ tay nhau thật lâu”, Love really is timeless.

Via Discovery: The skeletal remains of two lovebirds were uncovered, after being locked in a romantic embrace for the past 700 years.

Archeologists found the happy couple holding hands in an earthen grave during an excavation (khai quật) of a "lost" chapel in Leicestershire, England, researchers reported Thursday (Sept. 18).

"We have seen similar skeletons before from Leicester where a couple has been buried together in a single grave," Vicki Score, University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) project manager, said in a statement.

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