Journey in Life: 05/30/16

Monday, May 30, 2016

"A queer fish" nghĩa là gì?

Uống rượu trong buổi chia tay lớp ở Nhật Bản, bạn Akmal, rất thân ái, không có gì kỳ cục đâu. Ảnh chụp ngày 1/8/2010.

'A queer fish' có từ queer là kỳ cục, quái gở và fish là người có cá tính đặc biệt; vì thế từ này nghĩa là một người kỳ cục, lập dị (an eccentric or odd person). Ngoài ra, từ queer còn có nghĩa là say rượu (lóng); đồng tính luyến ái (lóng).

Ví dụ
After all, he certainly looked a queer fish. One paper last week called him “an unsympathetic figure”.

I was haunted for years by my decision to take a job in Los Angeles. Yet I tried to write that darkness into a new queer coming-of-age novel with stories set in the bayous and on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana featuring local legends of strange birds, odd ducks, and queer fish alongside sexual rites of passage, traumas of bullying and bashing, crises of family and faith, the plague of HIV/AIDS, and the rise of new activists ultimately fighting a common cause on common ground.

He was, they said, a very queer fish. He was a queer anti-war fish, who helped develop the first atomic bomb - but later became a vocal opponent of nuclear weapons. Born in New Zealand, Maurice Wilkins was part of a team that discovered the "double helix" structure of DNA, the building block of human life. It was this discovery that saw him, along with James Watson and Francis Crick, awarded the Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine on December 10, 1962 - 52 years ago this week and nine years after they made the discovery. It took eight years, however, to prove they were correct.

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