2016年5月30日 星期一

chug, rehabilitation, Glitzy Rehabs

Richard Dawkins has occasionally lamented his own choice of the “selfish gene” title since it has for decades been misinterpreted by detractors and fools. He has said he might have preferred The Immortal Gene. I disagree, as immortality implies foresight, and is for ever. Species go extinct, and genes can be lost even after millennia of success. Life has no plan other than to keep chugging along. Nevertheless, The Selfish Gene has attained its own literary and scientific immortality: as long as we study life, it will be read.



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 The only customers who are really on a journey are those of the transport sector. And as I looked at a collection of them chugging along into Moorgate station last week I thought of another reason why Apple’s brave effort to rehabilitate language won’t catch on. Words are finished. Customers on journeys don’t read. They watch videos on their iPads, iPhones and iPods.
唯一真正身在旅途的,只有交通运输行业的客户。日前看到一伙旅客涌入Moorgate车站时,我恍然大悟,苹果重振语言活力的创举之所以不会流行,还有另外一个原因:语言已经过时。旅客们什么都不读。他们在各自的iPad、iPhone和iPod上观看视频。


Betty Ford, the outspoken and much-admired wife of President Gerald R. Ford who overcame alcoholism and an addiction to pills and helped found one of the best-known rehabilitation centers in the nation, died Friday in Palm Springs, Calif. She was 93.

Moscow Hotels Get Glitzy Rehabs, But Where Would Stalin Sleep?
Two Stalin-era hotels in Moscow are proud rivals again -- each aiming to set new hospitality standards with a post-Soviet mix of grandeur and history.

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chug 1 

Pronunciation: /tʃʌɡ/ 


VERB (chugschuggingchugged)

[NO OBJECT, WITH ADVERBIAL OF DIRECTION]
1(Of a vehicle or boat) move slowly making regular muffled explosive sounds, as of an engine running slowly:cabin cruiser was chugging down the river
1.1[NO OBJECT] Make a series of muffled explosive sounds:he could hear the pipes chugging

NOUN

muffled explosive sound or sounds:the chug of a motor boat

Origin

Mid 19th century (as a noun): imitative.

chug 2 

Pronunciation: /tʃʌɡ/ 

(also chugalug)North American informal

VERB (chugschuggingchugged)

[WITH OBJECT]
Consume (a drink) in large gulps without pausing:she chugged a glass of colaWe're sitting in a conference room and Ledford, just back from Tokyo, where he spends half the year, is chugging lime Diet Cokes. 

NOUN

A large gulp of a drink:Chris took a long chug of his beer

Origin

1950s: imitative.

rehabilitation

] 〔rìhbìltéin〕 [U]
1 社会復帰, リハビリテーション(((略式))rehab)
a rehabilitation center
(アルコール依存症などの)復帰治療所.
2 再建, 更生, 復興;復権, 復職, 名誉回復
rehabilitation work on houses damaged in the earthquake
地震で壊れた家の復旧作業.






re·hab ('hăb') pronunciation
Informal.
n.
  1. Rehabilitation.
  2. Something, especially a building, that has undergone rehabilitation.
tr.v., -habbed, -hab·bing, -habs.
To rehabilitate: "purchased and rehabbed eight units of housing" (Hatfield MA Valley Advocate).
((略式))[名]
1 リハビリ, 麻薬・アルコール中毒からの更正(rehabilitation)
go into rehab
リハビリにはいる
in rehab
リハビリ中で.
2 (修復して新しい機能をもたせた)再利用の建物.
━━[動](他)
2 …を改装する.
rehabber re'hab'ber n.

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