BBC Learning English 英语教学

 

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地道英语

 

Bog-standard 极其普通,毫无新意

 

内容简介

你知道应如何用地道的英语表达来描述一个普通的、平常的、没有什么特别的东西?主持人 Rob 和菲菲在节目中教你一个 “不平常” 的英语单词!

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(关于台词的备注: 请注意这不是广播节目的逐字稿件。本文稿可能没有体现录制、编辑过程中对节目做出的改变。)

Feifei
大家好,欢迎收听 BBC英语教学的 “地道英语” 节目。我是冯菲菲。

Rob
… and me, Rob. Hey, Feifei. Do you need me to order a pizza for you?

Feifei
Why would I want you to order me a pizza when we’re presenting a programme?

Rob
Oh, go on! Just say ‘pizza’ and my new smartphone will instantly order one for you.

Feifei
啊,我明白了,你其实是想显摆你的新手机吧!I know you’ve got a new and very expensive smartphone, Rob, but I’m quite happy using my bog-standard dumbphone.

Rob
‘Bog-standard’? You mean it’s basic, ordinary and unexceptional?

Feifei
I do. It’s a strange expression and nobody really knows its origins.

Rob
Well, I think it’s got something to do with the English slang for toilet – bog – which is where your ‘old’ phone should be!

Feifei
Oh, thanks! Shall we hear some ‘bog-standard’ examples now?

Examples
I’ve got a bog-standard computer, but it’s fine for just sending emails and surfing the internet.

Sorry you got a low mark in your homework, but to be honest, it was bog-standard.

I found the new film bog-standard. It lacked the action and special effects I was expecting.

Feifei
这里是 BBC英语教学的 “地道英语” 节目。 以上,我们学习了如何在口语交流中使用形容词 “bog-standard”。“Bog-standard” 用来描述事物是 “普通的,平常的,毫无新意的” 。

Rob
Hmm… like your basic mobile phone.

Feifei
Oh, is that a message on your new, shiny, very expensive smartphone?

Rob
Yes, yes, it is. It’s my first bill for my new phone… Let’s have a look. What? How much? Oh!

Feifei
Oh dear, Rob. It’s not such a new, shiny phone now, is it?

Rob
Oh, no, how are we going to order a pizza now?

Feifei
On my ‘bog-standard’ phone? Here, just press the numbers and you can actually talk to someone.

Rob
No, I’m not hungry now.

Feifei
Bye, Rob!

Rob
Bye!                                        

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