Journey in Life: 07/29/17

Saturday, July 29, 2017

"Time out of mind" nghĩa là gì?

Eva trong vườn địa đàng. Photo courtesy Jenavieve.

'Time out of mind' nghĩa là thời điểm rất lâu rồi, rất xa xưa, không thể nhớ được (long before one would be able to remember; a very long time ago).

Ví dụ
The "good ol' boy" system has stagnated (đình trệ, đình đốn, tù hãm, mụ mẫm) Tahlequah and other cities its size since time out of mind.

The government had suddenly decided that the practice of segregating (phân biệt, cách ly, cô lập) pupils in mixed-sex schools was problematic despite knowing about, and ignoring, the practice for “time out of mind”, adding: “This is the antithesis of proper public decision making.”

I’ve been following foreign politicians during their campaigns for more than 20 years. Never has there been an accommodation problem, not even with Mitt Romney or Emmanuel Macron. Macron’s campaign managers constantly kept journalists up to speed and laid on a press bus if he visited a market somewhere. You might miss something for organisational reasons, but then you’d make up for it the next day. That’s the way it works in democracies, as it has since time out of mind. Except for Donald Trump. Except for Theresa May.

Phạm Hạnh