Journey in Life: 08/08/15

Saturday, August 8, 2015

"Come into question" nghĩa là gì?

Memorial Peace Bell, Hiroshima. Photo courtesy Vincent_AF.

'Come into question' nghĩa là trở thành vấn đề thảo luận bàn bạc (become an issue for further consideration or discussion).

Ví dụ
It comes as a surprise that Drake's authenticity has come into question this week.

With this recent ruling, their “independent contractor” classification has come into question.

Japan’s defensive military outlook has come into question recently as Abe seeks the approval of Japanese lawmakers for a series of contentious security bills.

Specifically, I have spoken of how the legitimacy (tính chính danh) of our systems of government can come into question when the imperatives (tình thế cấp thiết) of a single hegemonic (bá chủ) model of economics take precedence (ưu tiên) over the needs and expressed wants of the people, creating a crisis of legitimacy and accountability.

Phạm Hạnh

"Nice question" nghĩa là gì?

Không hề tế nhị với Donald Trump gì cả. Photo courtesy Elvert Barnes.

'Nice question' có từ nice là tinh tế (đòi hỏi phải cẩn thận và chính xác) và từ question là vấn đề, điều đang bàn đến; vì thế cụm từ này nghĩa là vấn đề tế nhị.

Ví dụ
He said that students faced a “nice question” in the ‘electives’ section of the paper which focused on social media and e-commerce, adding that it was “topical and relevant to young people”.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stated that moderator Megyn Kelly’s question about his comments about women was “not a very nice question” after Thursday’s debate on a special broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity.”

A nice question of journalistic ethics (đạo đức nghề báo). The writer who got the scoop (tin sốt dẻo, công bố trước các đối thủ khác) Sandro Magister, would say that he was playing by the rules because technically he wasn't breaking an embargo – that is, publishing a story given to journalists in advance on the understanding that they won't use it before a particular date. It's an honour system that usually works.

Phạm Hạnh