Journey in Life: "Worse things happen at sea" nghĩa là gì?

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

"Worse things happen at sea" nghĩa là gì?

Để tui kể chuyện đi biển cho chú nghe! Photo courtesy: Mick Tursky

"Worse things happen at sea" = nhiều điều tồi tệ hơn đã xảy ra ngoài biển -> có nhiều điều còn tồi tệ hơn thế này, không cần phải quá lo lắng về vấn đề đó đâu. Thành ngữ cổ của người Anh, nguồn gốc là do biển là nơi của tai họa, đắm thuyền và cái chết.

Ví dụ
“Mrs. T” had a natural curiosity about birds and flowers, and “all creatures great and small.” She loved the Word of God and introduced many to the wisdom of its pages, becoming a mentor and spiritual mother through her very practical faith. She was always optimistic about life, and was often heard saying, “Worse things happen at sea! ”

He knows, as the old British idiom goes, that worse things happen at sea. “This COVID thing is probably the worst situation I’ve seen since the war — of course, the Spanish Flu of 1918 was bad but that was a bit before my time,” said MacKay, who is looking forward to celebrating his 70th wedding anniversary with wife Jean on June 1.

Yet all good things must come to an end, so it’s back to London, although I am feeling peaky (ốm yếu), as being on the receiving end (nạn nhân) of a Twitter storm takes it out of you. Concentration proves difficult for a couple of days, but as I always tell others when this sort of thing crops up, worse things happen at sea.

Ngân Nguyễn

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