影片对白 Very difficult to appreciate
a Thanksgiving dinner once you've seen it in reverse.
2. chip in 凑份子
We all chipped in.
Just like classmates across the country, they all chipped in to buy a
classmate a birthday gift.
3. in reverse 颠倒、逆转
It's very difficult to appreciate a Thanksgiving dinner once you've seen it
Could Iraq be Vietnam in reverse?
4. get out 胡说、去你的
- You're the best in the business.
- Get out.
5. lay back 放松
You know when to spritz, when to lay back.
Just lay back and enjoy the ride.
The History and Origin of Thanksgiving
Almost every culture in the world has held celebrations of thanks for a
plentiful harvest. The American Thanksgiving holiday began as a feast of
thanksgiving in the early days of the American colonies almost four hundred
In 1620, a boat filled with more than one hundred
people sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to settle in the New World. This
religious group had begun to question the beliefs of the Church of England and
they wanted to separate from it. The Pilgrims settled in what is now the state
of Massachusetts. Their first winter in the New World was difficult. They had
arrived too late to grow many crops, and without fresh food, half the colony
died from disease. The following spring the Iroquois Indians taught them how to
grow corn (maize), a new food for the colonists. They showed them other crops to
grow in the unfamiliar soil and how to hunt and fish.
In the autumn of
1621, bountiful crops of corn, barley, beans and pumpkins were harvested. The
colonists had much to be thankful for, so a feast was planned. They invited the
local Indian chief and 90 Indians. The Indians brought deer to roast with the
turkeys and other wild game offered by the colonists. The colonists had learned
how to cook cranberries and different kinds of corn and squash dishes from the
Indians. To this first Thanksgiving, the Indians had even brought popcorn.
In following years, many of the original colonists celebrated the autumn
harvest with a feast of thanks. After the United States became an independent
country, Congress recommended one yearly day of thanksgiving for the whole
nation to celebrate. George Washington suggested the date November 26 as
Thanksgiving Day. Then in 1863, at the end of a long and bloody civil war,
Abraham Lincoln asked all Americans to set aside the last Thursday in November
as a day of thanksgiving.