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「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

塗口紅的 豬 與 狗



政治 politics 包裝得幾好,都會有說漏嘴的時候!一派包裝成謙謙君子的 奧巴馬先生,還是一樣愛罵人做『豬』。


CNNJohn McCain’s campaign said Tuesday Barack Obama’s reference to "lipstick on a pig" to describe the Republican’s vow to bring change to Washington was offensive language, and a slap at VP nominee Sarah Palin – despite the fact that the Arizona senator himself used the phrase last year to describe a policy proposal of Hillary Clinton’s.

Obama made the remarks at a Virginia campaign stop late Tuesday afternoon. "John McCain says he’s about change too, and so I guess his whole angle is, 'Watch out George Bush – except for economic policy, health care policy, tax policy, education policy, foreign policy and Karl Rove-style politics – we’re really gonna shake things up in Washington,'" Obama said.

"That’s not change. That’s just calling something the same thing something different. You know you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig. You know you can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change, it’s still going to stink after eight years. We’ve had enough of the same old thing."

Within minutes, the McCain campaign announced a conference call focused on the remark, which they said was a deliberate reference to Sarah Palin’s line: "You know the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick."



明報專訊美國民主黨總統候選人 奧巴馬說:「在豬的嘴塗上口紅,牠還是豬」,他被指是影射共和黨副總統候選人 佩林。

當時 奧巴馬表示,麥凱恩稱可以改變政壇,他其實與 布殊總統一樣,他說:「在豬的嘴塗上口紅,牠還是豬」。

共和黨總統候選人麥凱恩陣營指摘,奧巴馬的發言是惡意將 佩林比喻為豬,是人身攻擊。

由於 佩林曾在共和黨代表大會上表示,「你知道曲棍球媽媽(意指服待周到)和闘牛犬的分別嗎?只是塗不塗口紅的分別。」她稱自已為闘牛犬,絕不好惹,隨時攻擊。

麥凱恩陣營對 奧巴馬的發言,隨即作出反擊,指發言無禮及人身攻擊,要求 奧巴馬道歉。



奧巴馬說:『塗口紅的豬!』罵人也!
佩林自認:『塗口紅的闘牛犬!』Tough 也!

為何『豬』那麼受到古今中外鐘愛呢?無論咒罵人讚美人,『豬』都可以成為主角!又為甚麼『豬』和『狗』時時都連埋一起呢?

【猪狗不如】比喻下等。
【猪朋狗友】比喻損友。
【猪八戒照镜子】 (歇後語):裡外不是人。
【猪八戒坐飛機】 (歇後語):醜上了天。
【猪八戒戴花】 (歇後語):醜人多百怪。
【猪吃人参】 (歇後語):全不知滋味。
【豬頭炳】罵人語,不過點解又關 阿炳事?
【豬圓肉潤】讚美人圓潤。
【豬籠入水】財源廣進。

和『豬』有關的多數都是『貶辭』,甚少用來讚美別人!

英文呢? 都相差無幾,Pig 同樣是個『貶辭』 putting down people and derogatory!

"eat like a pig" ~ to eat a lot, or to eat noisily and unpleasantly.
"a guinea pig " ~ if someone is used as a guinea pig, new ideas or products are tested on them.
"in a pig's eye" ~ something that you say which means you think there is no chance that something is true or that something will happen.
"make a pig of yourself" ~ eat too much.
"a pig in a poke " ~ something that you buy or accept without first seeing it or knowing what it is like, with the result that it might not be what you want.
"pig's arse!" ~ something that you say when you do not believe what someone has just told you.
"squeal like a stuck pig" ~ to make a long, high sound, usually because you are hurt.

and last but not least
"lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig" ~ no change, no improvement.





10 comments:

新鮮人 said...

我主觀的不喜歡佩林這個人,
她支持槍械合法化,
她支持對外使出強硬政策,
她那些自為是的大美國思想,
簡直使我作嘔!
如果她上場,
只會是布薯政策的延續,
對世界和平不會是一件好事!

the inner space said...

新鮮兄:
麥凱恩 和 佩林 自詡為 mavericks!
A maverick is a person who shows independence of thought or action; a non-conformist or rebel.
這是共和黨人 republicans 的一貫作風,是美國保守派白人,一直引以為傲的風格!
要在選戰中贏得保守派白人的選票,就要擺出這個『格』!
但民主共和兩黨對外交政策,沒有多大分歧,就算是 Obama當選,情況不會有多大分別,包裝紙唔同咗啫!

新鮮人 said...

我對美國政黨了解不多,
可能你講得啱,
兩派的人的外交不會有很多的分別,
但佩林這個女人我就是不喜歡,
我睇佢唔會係一個能搞好國際關係的人,
也許其他人都差不多,
不過手法可能比佢圓滑啲,
你睇吓薯仔而家係依拉克搞到唔拖唔水咁,
再來多個咁嘅人?
世界永無寧日!
祝佢永不成功!

The Inner Space said...

新鮮兄:
CNN 有下面一段報導,佩林接受了 ABC anchor 查理 吉遜 的一對一面談。

ABC released excerpts of Palin's interview with "World News Tonight" anchor Charlie Gibson on Thursday. The full interview is scheduled to air Friday night on the network's "20/20" program.

Palin said she supported NATO membership for Ukraine and Georgia -- a move Russia strongly opposes.

She also said the United States must be "vigilant" about larger powers invading small democracies.

"I mean, that is the agreement when you are a NATO ally, is if another country is attacked, you're going to be expected to be called upon and help," she said.

CNN reported

新鮮人 said...

我英文唔好,
睇唔明呀!
不過你講吓啦!
哈哈哈~~~~

the inner space said...

新鮮兄:
等埋後朝,
ABC 播完 20/20,
全套面談出咗街之後,
大把人出聲大把報導,
中文報紙一定會翻譯。
不用我來獻醜!

imak said...

sighs...海軍鬥水兵...蜀中無大將, either one 當選, 美國經濟都好難有起色了!

微豆 Haricot said...

報載奧巴馬的外交政策,估計会較布殊的保守派「溫和」,但到怎樣程度就不知了。

The Inner Space said...

Imak 姐:
仲有五十多天,
就知道水兵贏,
還是喺海軍勝!

The Inner Space said...

微豆兄:
Obama 主張越境進入巴基斯坦追捕,
Al Qaeda 同 bin Laden,
唔算溫和,只是包裝不同罷!