[ 2007-05-03 09:23 ]
影片对白 Five points will be awarded
to each of you, for sheer dumb luck.
4. Be that as it may
意为"Nevertheless, it may be true but 然而，不过"，例如：Be that as it may, I can't take
your place on Monday.
5. Take on
这里的意思是"对抗，打败"，例如：This young wrestler was willing to take on all comers.
Troll 在哈利·波特系列丛书中被描绘成是a creature that lives in the mountains. They are very
large, ugly, small brained, and they have very bad tempers.
A troll is a fearsome
member of a mythical anthropomorph race from Scandinavia. Their role ranges from
fiendish giants - similar to the ogres of England - to a devious, more
human-like folk of the wilderness, living underground in hills, caves or mounds.
In Orkney and Shetland tales, trolls are called trows, adopted from the Norse
language when these islands were settled by Vikings.
"The Troll." A statue under the
north end of the Aurora Bridge in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle,
Nordic literature, art and music from the romantic era and onwards has
adapted trolls in various manners - often in the form of an aboriginal race,
endowed with oversized ears and noses. From here, as well as from Scandinavian
fairy tales such as Three Billy Goats Gruff, trolls have achieved international
recognition, and in modern fantasy literature and role-playing games, trolls are
featured to the extent of being stock characters.
The meaning of the word troll is uncertain. It might have had the original
meaning of supernatural or magical with an overlay of malignant and perilous.
Another likely suggestion is that it means "someone who behaves violently". In
old Swedish law, trolleri was a particular kind of magic intended to do harm. It
should be noted that North Germanic terms such as trolldom (witchcraft) and
trolla/trylle (perform magic tricks) in modern Scandinavian languages does not
imply any connection with the mythical beings. Moreover, in the sources for
Norse mythology, troll can signify any uncanny being, including but not
restricted to the Norse giants (j?tnar).
In fairytales and legends trolls are
less the people living next to humans and more frightening creatures.
Particularly in these tales they come in any size and can be as huge as giants
or as small as dwarves. They are often regarded as having poor intellect
(especially the males, whereas the females, trollkonor, may be quite cunning),
great strength, big noses, long arms, and as being hairy and not very beautiful
(Once again, females often constitute the exception, with female trolls
frequently being quite comely). In Scandinavian fairy tales trolls sometimes
turn to stone if exposed to sunlight, a myth generally attributed to pareidolia
found in naturally eroded rock outcrops.
A traditional norwegian
In the genre of paleofiction, the distinguished Swedish-speaking Finnish
paleontologist Bjorn Kurtén has entertained the theory (e.g. in Dance of the
Tiger) that trolls are a distant memory of an encounter with Neanderthals by our
Cro-Magnon ancestors some 40,000 years ago during their migration into northern
Europe. Spanish paleoanthropologist Juan Luis Arsuaga provides evidence for
these types of encounters in his book, The Neanderthal's Necklace (El collar del
Neandertal, 1999 ). The theory that Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons occupied the
same area of Europe at the same time in history has been theorized based on
fossil evidence. Other researchers believe that they just refer to neighboring
tribes. The problem with this theory is that neither Neanderthals or Cro-Magnons
existed in this part of Europe during the ice-age. Most of Scandinavia was
covered by a large glacier and the area was not occupied until much later.