Spin doctor

2009-03-10 15:12

A spin doctor on the other hand is someone who “treats” a story. He “spins” a story, you see, as in the phrase “spin a yarn”, meaning to tell a long and winding story.

A mirror has two faces

2009-03-09 15:23

It seems to many that men have a right to be naughty while women must be chaste and as pure as a white lily. They may not have said it, but they certainly implied it.

On libraries, bookshops and netbars

2009-03-06 17:46

Call me a bookworm, a geek or a nerd whatever - I think if you asked me I could probably describe every library I have ever been to.

Day of reckoning

2009-03-06 11:44

“Day of reckoning” was originally a religious term coming straight from the Christian Bible (Book of Isaiah): What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches?

Prisons still in dire need of reform

2009-03-04 10:24

The Yunnan Provincial Procuratorate announced last Friday that Li Qiaoming, the inmate who died in a prison in the province on Feb 8, was actually beaten to death by "prison bullies".

David doesn’t do failure

2009-03-03 11:15

“David doesn’t do failure.”It means that David, David Frost that is, doesn’t accept failure. Or he doesn’t allow failure to happen. He won’t stop trying until he succeeds.

Nobody messes with Joe

2009-02-27 15:11

If you mess with a person, on the other hand, you confront them, get in their way,contradict them or even fistfight them. People are therefore warned not to mess with certain folks who are tough, strong, and generally known to be hard to defeat.

动车组公示语错误集锦

2008-12-04 17:09

不久前笔者撰文就“动车组”在英语中该怎么翻译谈了一些看法。其实,除了“动车组”这一词语的译文匪夷所思之外,在动车组的车厢内也存在着大量公示语翻译错误。

Aha moment

2009-02-24 10:17

Aha moments are times when you realize something, something that's been bothering you for a long time, such as a philosophical question for lack of a good choice.

On work experience and internships

2009-02-23 17:18

If there is one thing I have learnt, be it here in China or anywhere else for that matter, it's that many people have absolutely no idea what they want to do in life or what it is they were meant to be.

Stretch run

2009-02-20 10:32

"Stretch run" simply means the final part of a long race or, by extension, any other undertaking or endeavor. Obviously, the final part is crucial – as the saying goes: all's well that ends well.

Americans and Chinese never been so alike

2009-02-19 10:38

Dear Hillary, Beijing huanying ni (welcomes you).

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