Journey in Life: 12/04/15

Friday, December 4, 2015

"Woman of the town" nghĩa là gì?

Love scene in Doramundo, directed by João Batista de Andrade in 1978. Photo courtesy Carlos Ebert.

'Woman of the town' (cô gái của cả làng) nghĩa là gái điếm, gái làng chơi.

Ví dụ
In April 1892, the Statesman reported that “a woman of the town” had attempted suicide by swallowing poison enough to kill an ostrich.

When another woman of the town, Mollie Sheppard, was involved in the famous Wickenburg Massacre of 1871, reports of her ordeal drifted back to Prescott.

When the ladies of New Orleans imagine they can taunt Union soldiers with impunity (không bị trừng phạt), Butler quells (đàn áp, dập tắt, dẹp yên) them by issuing his (in)famous Order No. 28: Any female who shows contempt for a U.S. soldier “shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her avocation,” i.e., as a prostitute.

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