从“开袋即食”说开去

2007-06-06 16:48

食品包装上加上英文确实为外国朋友提供了方便,但许多商品包装和说明书上的英语是照中文原文"死译"的,实在令人不敢恭维,有的甚至会闹笑话。

Pun intended

2007-06-05 13:45

A pun, if you look up a dictionary, is a play on words, and usually for humorous effects.

Too much of a good thing

2007-06-01 14:00

Could you help me with the meaning of "there is too much of it" as in the following passage marked in capital letters?

Good or well?

2007-05-29 17:26

I like your explanation in your column titled "Safe or Safety". I think your idea is clear and easy to understand.

Safe or safety?

2007-05-25 14:27

What is the difference between adjective and noun when they two can both modify a noun?

The Gilded Age

2007-05-22 11:32

It seems that inequality is greater now than it has been since the 1920s. There is a New Guilded Age of the rich in...

Spam or junk mail?

2007-05-18 15:41

Reader question: What's "垃圾邮件"in English, spam or junk mail?

Gilding the lily?

2007-05-15 16:43

To gild something is to cover it with a thin layer of gold or something else smooth and shiny.

On the ropes?

2007-04-27 13:50

I was reading Yahoo! Sports to keep up with the NBA Playoffs yesterday when I came across this sentence...

Can't stick it on Korea

2007-04-24 15:42

In this sentence, "you have my word that we won't stick your name on the account", what does "stick... on" mean?

Will Wolfowitz fall on his sword?

2007-04-17 13:58

Paul Wolfowitz, head of the World Bank, is mired in a scandal over promotion and pay raises he arranged for his...

Learn to write idiomatic English

2007-04-13 14:45

Translators should try to avoid Chinglish like the plague.

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