Journey in Life: 12/07/16

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

"Bill and coo" nghĩa là gì?

Lovebirds. Photo courtesy Andrea Schaffer.

'Bill and coo' có từ bill là mỏ (của con chim), từ coo là tiếng gù của chim bồ câu, thì thầm, thủ thỉ; vì thế từ này nghĩa là hôn hít và thầm thì, ôm ấp hú hí (những người yêu nhau).

Ví dụ
Badly behaved posh kids are the worst on buses. They kick and scream, and are often indulged by parents who glare at you with sheer hatred if you do anything other than bill and coo at them.

The point is wonderfully emphasised by Amanda Stoodley’s design, which drapes the interior in grey net curtains like a giant birdcage, alluding to the wedding gift of a pair of lovebirds (vẹt xanh, kẻ si tình), a species that bill and coo but fail to breed in captivity.

Listening to her boyfriend, pulled at heartstrings Rihanna was smiling with embarrassment: obviously, she did not expect that he would be so eloquent. She was also caught flatfooted (bắt quả tang) by kiss when Drake, making concluding his chord, approached to her: confused Riri ducked awkwardly, not wishing to bill and coo with her lover in front of thousands of people.

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