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韦氏词典新增热词
[ 2006-07-18 10:06 ]

Mouse potato (网虫)跟couch potato(电视虫)走到一起;google正式成为一个动词;drama queen(小题大做、大惊小怪的人)终于得到关注。这些词语终于登堂入室,从通俗文化行列转入英语主流语言。近日,100个热门新词被收入 2006年新版的美国畅销词典《韦氏大词典》中。 现从中挑选出一些,献给LT的读者。

empty suit- bad boss
坏老板

google-look for information on the Internet in a quick way
搜索(在互联网上快速查找信息)

himbo- attractive, vacuous male
徒有外表却无内涵的男人

mouse potato - someone who spends a great deal of time on the computer
电脑虫(跟couch potato<电视虫>有异曲同工之妙)

ring tone - the sound made by a cell phone to signal an incoming call
手机铃音

spyware - software that is installed in a computer without the user's knowledge and transmits information about the user's computer activities over the internet
间谍软件

avian influenza - a highly variable mild to fulminant influenza of birds that is caused by strains of the influenza A virus which may mutate and be transmitted to other vertebrates -- also called bird flu
禽流感

biodiesel - a fuel that is similar to diesel fuel and is derived from usually vegetable sources
生物柴油(从蔬菜中提取)

gastric bypass - surgical bypass operation that typically involves reducing the size of the stomach and reconnecting the smaller stomach to bypass the first portion of the small intestine so as to restrict food intake and reduce caloric absorption in cases of severe obesity
胃绕路手术(减小胃的容积,达到减肥的作用)

soul patch - a small growth of beard under a man's lower lip
男人下唇下面的一小撮胡子

supersize - the fast food industry phrase for extra large meals.
超级大餐

labelmate - a singer or musician who records for the same company as another
同属一唱片公司的艺人

wave pool - a large swimming pool equipped with a machine for producing waves
冲浪池

drama queen - a person given to often excessively emotional performances or reactions
小题大做、大惊小怪的人

unibrow - a single continuous brow resulting from the growing together of eyebrows
左右眉毛长在一起

manga - Japanese comic book or graphic novel
日本连环漫画册

Gigong - an ancient Chinese healing art involving meditation, controlled breathing, and movement exercises
气功

big-box - of, relating to, or being a large chain store having a boxlike structure
“大盒子”式的商店

agritourism
农业旅游

aquascape - a scenic view of a body of water; an area having a natural or constructed aquatic feature (as a pond or fountain)
水景

coqui - a small chiefly nocturnal arboreal frog (Eleutherodactylus coqui) native to Puerto Rico that has a high-pitched call and has been introduced into Hawaii and southern Florida
科奎鹧鸪(生长在波多黎各一带,嗓音很尖,现已被引入至夏威夷和佛罗里达)

polyamory - the state or practice of having more than one open romantic relationship at a time
脚踏两只船

Sandwich Generation - a generation of people who are caring for their aging parents while supporting their own children
三明治一代 (上有老下有小的一代人)

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