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語不驚人死不休
較早前我曾在閒談間想寫:"語不驚人死不休" ,目標都是用來描述附圖的那個有機會做總統的XX佬。網上發掘了一段時間找不到合適的翻譯方法,而錯的答案卻被不停轉載。
語不驚人死不休,引用字典的解法是:Never rest until one finds the most catching turn of phrase. 這可太長了。雖然正好完全解釋這種做法 -- 這種人會不停找機會放話,直至能引起哄動效果。
杜甫的詩句原來未必是這個意思,但當代用法就多數是想表達這個意思了。網上流傳著的翻譯,多數會偏向 "一鳴驚人" 的意思,可能就是針對原出處的考量。不過當用來描繪那種近乎信口雌黄的人,則不能完全表達意思了。
我找了好久,發現以下的字詞都不能完全描寫這類政治人物:
Attention seeking(n.,adj.) 老是想引人注意的人,太廣義,平凡人也可能做出這種行為,而且又指精神病患。
Spotlight-loving (adj.) 同上面意思相近,就是指定對象是名人或公眾人物了。
Barker(n.) 就是叫賣或者在門前拿著擴音器迎賓招徠的人。
又有一句: Empty vessels make the most noise,意思就是最沒內涵沒知識的人反而發出最大聲音。所以可以用 Empty vessel 來隱喻這類只懂嗆聲大喊大叫的人。
廣東話裡有幾句都能概括這種人,但都不能直譯出英文。總之這個人滿口 empty promise,但沒有實際去做的意圖。單是這一種狀況我已經不知道用哪個字去形容了。
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I didnt follow Trump's news (run for presidency), but he is a disaster. there was an episode called Apprentice, and when Trump was staged to lecture candidates, I could not stand his bullshit argument. He is such a narcissistic person. Hilary Clinton is dishonest, however he is worse.
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#SriLanka   #NuwaraEliya  Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka 17-Jan 2016
(My previous post about Tissa)
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Getting out of the town of Tissa by local bus and arrived at Kandy after 6 hours. I was told that I could not reach Nuwara Eliya directly by bus. However, the bus just passed through the beautiful town in the hills after a 4-hour bumpy ride. My hotel booking in Kandy was done the night before and I didn't want to change my plan. So, I decided to go back to Nuwara Eliya the next day.
Nuwara Eliya is often referred as "Little England". You may see why.
The country village feel was magic. I had shoulder ache the whole week (must be my heavily loaded backpack) but it got better when I walked through the town under warm sunlight. There were loads of tourists heading to those tea factories in the afternoon, so I haven't got the chance to make a visit. Maybe I'll come back some other time.
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#SriLanka   #Tissamaharama   #Tissa  13-Jan 2016
Tissa, Sri Lanka - Walk Around 20160113
I must share this before it became history .
My trip to Sri Lanka was in mid-January and I have already posted the safari tour in Yala National Park near the town of Tissamaharama. Below is the link if you want to have a look.
https://plus.google.com/100266574813961088959/posts/Fqzh3y6UqF7
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I started my journey at Colombo on 11-Jan. That was a comfortable, late afternoon flight. The next day I went to a local bus station and started to search for a direct bus to Tissamaharama, or Tissa as the locals say, but no such luck...If you are a lonely traveler like me, you would find yourself in trouble in those busy stations. My accent vs their accent made the situation worse than I thought and also those aggressive TukTuk/truck drivers tried so hard to grab my bags to their vehicles for this long ride. My tablet was running out of battery... hell...I didn't hesitate for too long and then hopped onto a bus to Galle and headed south. My crazy full-day Sri-Lankan local bus tour began:
9:30am Colombo to Galle (4 hours). Had a brief visit to Galle Fort. The people at that station were helpful but they told me there is no direct bus to Tissa.
2:00pm Galle to Matara (2 hours). Met some tourists there and asked for advices. Total Coca-cola consumed: over 1.5L
2:45pm Matara to Tissamaharama (4.5 hours)
I ended up standing in the middle of Tissa town in the evening with no hotel booking and a hungry stomach growling. A kind Tuk Tuk driver picked me up and drove me to a villa hotel about 2km away around 8:30pm. My sole purpose in Tissa was for the Yala safari and I asked him and the owner at front desk about tickets. They immediately helped me to book a private jeep and guide(who is an older cousin of the driver!) for the next day at 5:30am!
After that safari tour, I slept for about 2 hours and skipped lunch. Then started my walk around near the town and Tissa Lake. What a wonderful afternoon there... (To be continued.)
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Love 樹個副和有個海中間有個島仔個個
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#くまモン頑張れ絵   #Twitter  
The magnitude 7.0 earthquake of Kumamoto, Japan on 16 April has killed 47, injured more than a thousand and made over 95,000 people to evacuate. The internet community respond to the disaster by making motivational drawings of "Kumamon", the mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture, on Twitter with hashtag #くまモン頑張れ絵.
Manga artist George Morikawa posted his drawing on 16 April  among many other entries from amateur artists all over the world.
"Manga artist and all those who are not, send our supports to the people in Kumamoto." said Morikawa.
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カナヘイ◎LINE着せかえ準備中 @kanahei_. 自分に出来ることは絵を描くことと寄付だけですが、できることで全力応援していきます…!現地の皆さんが一日も早く日常に戻れますように…!#くまモン頑張れ絵. 6529 7793. Yoong. 1h1 hour ago. Yoong @goldfishpka. Don't cry Kuma-chan #くまモン頑張れ絵 ...
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#doglovers Love is patient. Love is kind.
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#CHexit   <= I love it.
When Filipinos get excited about a cause, they sometimes mix language, numbers and a sense of humor to develop new words. President Rodrigo Duterte is DU30 among his enthused supporters, for example. On Tuesday evening Filipinos partied and flooded social media with jubilant comments after learning of the international tribunal of [...]
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#HongKong  Welcome to my home city.
Hong Kong isn't just a city. It's a subtropical archipelago made up of more than 200 islands, islets and rocky outcrops
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之前有同樣的畫面, 有人跑出來說甚麼 "等如乘客睡在機場" 的所謂強大理由, 完全是廢話。
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People in the Second Largest Economy love to stay overnight at the ATM center in order to saveguard the cash.
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Formosan live in the island for many thousands of years.
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自古以來台灣屬於台灣人.
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Archaeologists in Taiwan have found a 4,800-year-old human fossil of a mother holding an infant child in her arms, museum officials said on Tuesday.
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從Transphobia到Political Correctness
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偶然遇上一段關於美國的風雲人物Caitlyn Jenner (原名Bruce Jenner, 資料可在網上輕鬆找到) 的影片和批評,做了幾句中文字幕。
更特別的是要處理 Transphobia 這個詞語。但在討論之前,先要談談所謂 「政治正確」.

Political Correctness(n) / PC 
政治正確源自美國...(刪三千字),主要出現在種族、殘障、性別相關的詞語上,目的都是為消除歧視,有時是避免犯法。
30幾年演變,慢慢變成一種被監察得很緊的話題,許多謾罵爭論都因此而起。這種風氣的影響或可用兩句話來總括:
1) 政治正確的興起,代表尖酸直接的反諷幽默衰落。
2) 政治正確是有禮貌的專制 - 查爾登‧希士頓(已故美國演員)

我以前的老師多數只用半節課時間討論政治正確的用場和要注意的地方。如果要真正討論,會是多麼深遠的話題。
稍稍找些例子來說,PC風創作出奇怪的字眼,例如: Retarded智障 改成 Intellectually Challenged,或者傷殘Disabled進化成Differently abled (不同能力的)... 一時間你要學會幾多個奇異又生僻的「挑戰的」、「不同的」詞彙。哇啊!
這些東西近年更植入中文之中,以不冒犯老弱傷殘、宗教種族為目標,五花百門。較有香港特色的,是時常見到那些時麾的「傷健XX」、古雅的「耆樂XX」組成的名號。

英文的PC演變到今天,大抵還多數跟男女性別等位和性問題有關。例如:
不指定人物的代名詞「他」變成「她」,一整篇的某人全部預設成女性,中文讀者必定覺得怪裡怪氣。
Actress一字漸漸在言語間消失,甚至許多指定性別的職業或專稱都被改造。
華人世界仍然是惡名昭彰的父權社會,或者問題不大,或者創造詞語時根本沒有考慮過女性版本。原本我們都一直在用「演員」,不指明性別,偶爾要指定才加上女字在前面,變成「女演員」。
中文在這方面的固有邏輯好強,可以當成是難得的好處,或者是積習而成的壞處吧。

我們可以肯定30年前的人必定看不懂政治正確的東西。
同理,如果某些創作出來的詞語在未來忽然被放棄了,後人也未必能讀懂今天的文字。可是,這風潮的影響就必定牢牢烙印在我們的文化當中。

Transphobia(n)/Transphobic(adj)
一般譯為「跨性別恐懼(症)」,就是害怕和討厭變性者。今時今日,跨性別三個字當真好用,在中文世界可概括了幾十個詞彙。 ~phobia 這拉丁字尾未必是指稱病症。跨性別恐懼只是一種態度,能成為熱門討論當然因為在性取向話題當中代表對變性人的歧視行徑。
Transsexual, Transgender,要講 Trans~ 字首,多數會意會是「轉變」。奇妙的是,近年出現了 Cisphobia。當然就是相反的歧視行為:同性戀或變性者對異性戀者的恐懼。

我諗科學出身,一看見就笑了。有機化合物的命名規則中,兩個功能團在碳鏈雙鍵的同一側,就叫 cis-,長在對角,就叫 trans~。就依樣葫蘆來造出 Cisphobia 固然是一大惡搞了。該怎麼翻譯,我真是沒有好建議。

LGBT(n/adj)
本來就是一大堆性取向的縮寫集合,都中譯為「跨性別」。
最可怕,近年越來越長。 LGBTQ 已經出現在爭取立法的正式文件之中,我見過最長的是 LGBTQIA ...
從網上看見了 LGBTTIQQ2SA ... 天曉得再下來會長成怎麼樣了,通通譯為跨性別。
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都說30年前的人,會看不懂今天的文字。

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"Some Politically Correct Terms You Should Know" (搞笑圖)
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+Hill HL​ thx, 咁早。 停留在30年前果代人多數唔上網嘅。你邊係呢。我都寫到好亂,可能只得我知自己講乜。
啲post竟然有人subscribe, 咁我當然要得閒就寫下。
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