Journey in Life: 01/15/19

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

"Torqued off" nghĩa là gì?

biểu tình bằng "chính sách mở cửa" :) Photo courtesy Bill Selak.

'Torqued off' nghĩa là trái ý, khó chịu, bực mình, tức tối, cáu tiết.

Ví dụ
Truckers (tài xế lái xe tải) torqued off by Rocky Mount's ridiculous (buồn cười, lố bịch, lố lăng) new parking rules thought they could find more hospitality (lòng mến khách/hiếu khách) and smaller government a few exits down Interstate 95. Not so fast, we regret to report.

“Why do we have to justify it?” Jesse asks about our dietary choices. “People getting torqued off about vegan options is really dumb. It’s not like we’re taking something away from them.” Live and let live. Wouldn’t that be nice for a change?

Around the turn of the last century a bunch of torqued off Midwestern housewives had it up to here with all the drinkin’ and started smashing up saloons (quán rượu) with a hatchet (cái rìu nhỏ), under the justification that liquor caused violence, infidelity (sự không trung thành, bội tín, không chung thủy) and laziness (lười biếng), and was a great destroyer of the family.

It turns out that Congressman Murphy is torqued off that his favorite, Michael Weiner, a forensic psychiatrist, did not get the position. Even more upsetting to Murphy is his perception that while McCance-Katz was at SAMHSA, she did not speak out forcefully enough to make the changes she now says she wants to make.

Phạm Hạnh