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21 2012

Top 10 jokes Edinburgh Fringe 2012

Published by under Daily Quote

每年8月份的爱丁堡边缘艺术节已经成为英国乃至世界各地喜剧演员竞赛的舞台。在边缘艺术节上,每年都会评选10个最佳笑话,由专业人士提名,由观众投票选出。以下是2012年的十大笑话,看看你能看懂那几个?

1) “You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks.” – Stewart Francis
提示:give a bad name 的双关含义

2) “Last night me and my girlfriend watched three DVDs back to back. Luckily I was the one facing the telly.” – Tim Vine
提示:这个笑话可能现场听比看句子更好笑,看到“back to back”时,我已经觉得笑点会是在这里

3) “I was raised as an only child, which really annoyed my sister.” – Will Marsh

4) “You know you’re working class when your TV is bigger than your book case.” – Rob Beckett

5) “I’m good friends with 25 letters of the alphabet … I don’t know Y.” – Chris Turner

6) “I took part in the sun tanning Olympics – I just got Bronze.” – Tim Vine
这个其实挺好,还应景

7) “Pornography is often frowned upon, but that’s only because I’m concentrating.” – George Ryegold

8) “I saw a documentary on how ships are kept together. Riveting!” – Stewart Francis

9) “I waited an hour for my starter so I complained: ‘It’s not rocket salad.” – Lou Sanders

10) “My mum’s so pessimistic, that if there was an Olympics for pessimism … she wouldn’t fancy her chances.” – Nish Kumar
这个比较有趣

2010年的爱丁堡边缘艺术节10大笑话

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16 2012

Buzzword: medalled and podiumed

Published by under Buzzword

伦敦奥运会的一个副产品,是两个名词当动词用的单词开始进入主流媒体。

medal 和 podium 这两个名词被当作动词用,确实听上去比较有动感,也很简洁有力,难怪很多人都爱用。使用时无一例外都用过去时。

MacMillan Dictionary 网站博客上 Liz Potter 对此有所分析

《卫报》:The Olympics have been the most inclusive event in Britain in my lifetime

But few athletes were described as having medalled, and none of having podiumed.

《独立报》:In-form Woods ready to put on armour for War on the Shore II

Donald will be hoping he has podiumed, as the Olympic saying goes, in one of golf’s four majors before he chases gold in Rio.

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