Journey in Life: 04/18/18

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

"A husband may be the head of a home but the wife is the heart of a home" nghĩa là gì?

'A husband may be the head of a home but the wife is the heart of a home'
~ ngạn ngữ Nam Phi

= người chồng có thể là "cái đầu" của ngôi nhà nhưng vợ là "trái tim" của ngôi nhà đó

Photo courtesy iha.com.



Kakistocracy nghĩa là gì?

President Trump with his daughter and adviser Ivanka. Photo courtesy wikipedia.

Kakistocracy (hat tip to anh Nguyễn Phương Văn) = a system of government which is run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens -> nghĩa là chính phủ do người kém cỏi nhất lãnh đạo. Từ này được dùng sớm nhất tháng 8 năm 1644.

Ví dụ
Kakistocracy, a 374-year-old word that means ‘government by the worst,’ just broke the dictionary.

Merriam-Webster wrote a short explainer. Kakistos is Greek for “worst,” so kakistocracy means government by the worst people.

Kleptocracy means a government by thieves (quân ăn cướp), or plutocracy, rule by the rich, and autocracy means government by one person. Both of those terms have been used liberally by Trump’s critics in the last year or so, but kakistocracy … was that like a government of cack (cứt), as in dung (phân)? Actually, yeah, kind of.

Former CIA director John O. Brennan tweeted at President Trump: “Your kakistocracy is collapsing after its lamentable (thảm hại; đáng thương, ai oán) journey. As the greatest Nation history has known, we have the opportunity to emerge from this nightmare (cơn ác mộng) stronger & more committed to ensuring a better life for all Americans, including those you have so tragically (bi kịch, bi thảm, thảm thương) deceived (lừa dối, làm thất vọng).”

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