Journey in Life: 01/20/21

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Cấm từ nay không chơi Play Station nữa nhé

bé trai 11 tuổi ăn trộm xe buýt của trường, giơ ngón tay thối vào mặt cảnh sát...
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His joyride lasted a while, but his jail ride might be even longer.


The pre-adolescent thief led multiple police cruisers on a 13-mile pursuit through the streets of Baton Rouge before crashing into a tree and getting arrested, authorities told local news outlet WBRZ. The child even flipped the middle finger (giơ ngón tay thối) to officers as he drove past them.

Eyewitness videos shared on social media captured part of the pursuit, with one clip showing more than a dozen police cruisers following the bus.

Bài trước: Thật khai sáng

Thật khai sáng

đan mạch có phim hoạt hình cho trẻ em về người đàn ông có... chim dài nhất thế giới và phải vất vả với cuộc sống ra sao :D
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The Danish equivalent of the BBC, DR, has a new animated series aimed at four- to eight-year-olds about John Dillermand, the man with the world’s longest penis who overcomes hardships (vượt vất vả/khó khăn) and challenges (thách thức) with his record-breaking genitals.

Unsurprisingly, the series has provoked debate about what good children’s television should – and should not – contain.

Since premiering on Saturday, opponents have condemned the idea of a man who cannot control his penis. “Is this really the message we want to send to children while we are in the middle of a huge #MeToo wave?” wrote the Danish author Anne Lise Marstrand-Jørgensen.

Vợ chồng nhà này hay thật

vợ dắt chồng đi dạo, khi bị phạt vì vi phạm 'giãn cách xã hội' thì vợ nhất quyết nói rằng... đang dắt chó... :D
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A Sherbrooke husband and wife were handed sizeable fines (bị phạt số tiền lớn) for violating (vi phạm) curfew (lệnh giới nghiêm), despite the wife's protests that she was walking her dog and the fact the husband was wearing a leash (dây xích buộc chó).

The woman and her husband were each given $1,500 fines by Sherbrooke police for violating curfew. The pair was caught walking at 9 p.m. on Saturday evening.

Police said the two were walking towards downtown and did not cooperate  (không hợp tác) with the officers (với công an).

...Quebec officials have said people may walk their dogs after the 8 p.m. curfew, provided they stay within one kilometre of their house. 

"Ship of state" nghĩa là gì?


"Ship of state" -> nghĩa là đất nước, quốc gia.

Ví dụ
There are a lot of reasons that all Americans – at least those willing to think and pay attention – should feel a profound (sâu sắc) sense of hope (hi vọng) and optimism as a new presidential administration takes the helm of the ship of state this week.

With the pandemic still raging, we can't and won’t abandon (từ bỏ) these people now. We need to keep the ship of state steady as we weather this storm.

“But know this — democracy will not be denied (từ chối) The ship of state will sail on. Our nation will persevere and a new president will take office. “And it is our fondest (hy vọng) hope that those who have enabled Donald Trump will be touched by the better angels of their nature, and find the courage to stand up for our most precious gift of democracy and the institutions that have preserved it for centuries.”

Without a moral compass, the ship of state is foundering (đắm) in the storm of a culture war of Social Darwinism. Culture is the foundation for all the social determinants of health, but national directions are a function of politics.

Ngọc Lân

"Find your voice" nghĩa là gì?

Đang tìm "tiếng lòng". Photo courtesy: Andrea Schuh

"Find one's voice" = tìm thấy giọng nói -> nghĩa là có khả năng nói được sau khi quá lo lắng hoặc nếu một người nghệ sĩ tìm được "giọng nói" thì có nghĩa là họ có thể diễn đạt suy nghĩ theo cách họ muốn.

Ví dụ
But as soon as we had found our voice again, we were once more interrupted by visits from Berlin.

As professionals we all need what Scott describes as Presencivity. Whether you feel as though you’re hiding and need to find your voice in order to begin presenting, or whether you have plateaued (trạng thái bình ổn) and need to develop an impressive personal presence that is both warm and professional so that everybody listens, this is a soft skill that we all need to develop.

The frenzied (điên cuồng) and unpolished writing of Tarantino is clearly visible here. Tarantino is trying to find his voice and finds an ostentatious (phô trương) yet crude (thô bạo) one in this film. As is later noticed in the Tarintinian-verse, the plot is gruesome, grisly, violent, filled with unique monologues, casual sexism, a garnish of racist comments, bombastic violence, uncalled for opening scenes and main characters who are loathsome (ghê tởm) yet lovable.

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Have your say" nghĩa là gì?

"Of the blackest dye" nghĩa là gì?


"Of the blackest/deepest dye" -> nghĩa là mưu mô hắc ám hay 'tội tày trời'.

Ví dụ 
"Treason (phản quốc) of the blackest dye," General George Washington cried in 1780 in response to Benedict Arnold’s treasonous attempt to surrender (đầu hàng) West Point to the British. 

Beattie compiled a book arguing against the slave trade (buôn bán nô lệ) and substantiating the claim, as he wrote to a friend in 1788, that slavery must cease "to clear the British character of a stain which is indeed of the blackest dye."

What would men not do to be emancipated (phóng thích) from so deplorable (thương tâm) a state of subjection? Having thus once engaged in this service, it is evident they must be considered by the other part as apostates (người bỏ đạo) and traitors (kẻ phản bội) of the blackest dye.

Thùy Dương

"Be off my feed" nghĩa là gì?

Ăn uống gì tầm này nữa. Photo by Kukuh Napaki on Unsplash

"Be off one's feed" -> nghĩa là không quan tâm đến việc ăn uống, mất cảm giác thèm ăn.

Ví dụ 
She's been off her feed since coming down with a cold.

Oh, I'm off my feed since watching that gory horror movie.

Listen to your gut (sự can đảm). If you have scrolling anxiety – like, your stomach dropping upon seeing a picture of them smiling in Bali or an inevitable twinge of jealousy when watching their going out stories on a Saturday night – they need to be off your feed.

Finally, trainers know that a horse that is startled (giật mình) and roused (khích động) by his jockey when tired and exhausted with the resort of a whip can become very upset by the experience. When this is the case, a horse will take a long time to recover and display behavioral traits like nervousness and anxiety. He will often be off his feed for a while and become difficult to train.

Thùy Dương

"Lie in state" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Paul Quispe on Unsplash

"Lie in state" -> nghĩa là người đã khuất được tưởng niệm trước công chúng trước khi được chôn cất.

Ví dụ
Miller will lie in state Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with visitation reserved (dành riêng) for his family. He will also lie in state Friday, with visitation by appointment only for invited guests from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The visitation will be streamed online.

Officer Brian Sicknick, my constituent, was 42 years old, a military veteran (cựu chiến binh) who served in the US Capitol Police for 12 years. He made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting those trapped in the Capitol amid a violent assault on our democracy itself. He deserves to lie in state.

Maryland Senate President Emeritus Thomas “Mike” Miller who died on Friday will lie in state in the State House on Thursday and Friday prior to being buried in Clinton on Saturday. His body will be escorted (vận chuyển) from the funeral home to the State House by the Maryland State Police and members of his security detail passing places of importance to the Senator. 

Mr. Smith will lie in state for public viewing on Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.

Ngọc Lân

"Gum up the works" nghĩa là gì?

Cẩn thận không hỏng hết. Photo by Greg Rosenke on Unsplash

"Gum up the works" -> nghĩa là ngăn cản thứ gì hoạt động trôi chảy, đúng cách. 

Ví dụ 
Don’t you just hate it when you accidentally — well, for lack of any better expression — gum up the works? That happens literally to Vision, after he chews a piece of gum and accidentally swallows it. The sticky substance gets completely stuck in him, causing all sorts of lagging, and foolishness (ngu ngốc) later at the town talent show. This will teach Vision to accept gum in the future!

A 50-50 Democratic Senate and bare control of the House grant (chấp thuận) virtually any individual Democrat the ability to gum up the works. That means impossible-to-pass ideas like "Medicare for All" and a Green New Deal aren't going to be the focus of Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. 

That doesn’t mean, however, that the minority leader won’t try to gum up the works — and in a Senate this close, he’ll have enormous (to lớn) power to do so. “There’s no guarantee that Chuck Schumer will get anything done if he doesn’t get the cooperation of Mitch McConnell,” former Democratic leader Tom Daschle told me.

"Any single senator can gum up the works," said Warner. "Now that doesn't mean we won't get a chance to override the president's veto (phủ quyết). And I think we will override the president's veto."

Ngọc Lân

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