2008年12月26日

人生とは床にワックスを・・・


Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor.

人生とは、床にワックスを塗ったばかりだと教えてもらえないこと。
(オグデン・ナッシュ)


Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

思い違いをしてはいけません。神は、人から侮られることはありません。人は、自分の蒔いたものを、また刈り取ることになるのです。
(ガラテヤの信徒への手紙)

● 編集後記

2008年12月24日

佐藤首相、米国による核報復を期待する


Sato wanted U.S. ready to nuke China
( Japan Times )

Prime Minister Eisaku Sato, who won the 1974 Nobel Peace Prize for working out Japan's three-point nonnuclear policy, asked the United States in 1965 to use its nuclear weapons against China in immediate retaliation should a war break about between that country and Japan, according to newly declassified Japanese diplomatic documents.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・retaliation 仕返し、報復
・declassify 機密扱いを解除する


● 解説ザブ〜ン!

トヨタ、70年間で初の赤字見通し


Toyota Expects Its First Loss in 70 Years
( New York Times )

On Monday, Toyota said it expected an operating loss in its auto operations of 150 billion yen, or $1.7 billion, for the fiscal year ending March 31. That would be the company’s first annual operating loss since 1938, a year after the company was founded, and a huge reversal from the 2.3 trillion yen, or $28 billion, in operating profit earned last year.

Analysts said Toyota’s downward revision, its second in two months, showed that the worst financial crisis since the Depression was threatening not just the Big Three but also even relatively healthy automakers in Japan, South Korea and Europe. Many other companies will also soon be reporting losses.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・reversal 逆転、反転
・revision 改訂、修正
・threaten おどす、おびやかす


● 解説ザブ〜ン!

2008年12月22日

誘拐事件の専門家がメキシコで誘拐される


Kidnapping Negotiator Is Now a Victim in Mexico
( New York Times )

An American security consultant who has helped negotiate the release of scores of kidnapping victims in Latin America was himself kidnapped last week in northern Mexico after delivering a seminar there on how to avoid that fate, officials said Monday.

The F.B.I. and Mexican law enforcement officials are investigating the abduction, which took place Wednesday evening in Saltillo, an industrial city a three-hour drive from the Texas border.

“I do a lot of security consulting, and the last thing I think of is being a victim in the process,” said Jon M. French, a former State Department official who runs his own security company in Mexico City, Problem Solvers. “Talk about turning the tables.”


【 まずは準備運動 】

・negotiate 交渉する、協定する
・victim 犠牲(者)、被害者
・avoid 避ける、逃れる
・investigate 調査する、捜査する


● 解説ザブ〜ン!
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2008年12月19日

なぜおんどりはロビンソンなのか・・・


"Why did the farmer call his rooster Robinson ?"
"Because it crew so."

「なぜその農夫はおんどりをロビンソンと呼んだのか?」
「おんどりがひどく鳴いたから」
(なぞなぞ)

※crewはcrow(鳴く、ときをつくる)の過去形で、crew soの読みは「クルーソー」、ダジャレです。


He who lies down with dogs will rise with fleas.

朱に交われば赤くなる。
(ことわざ)



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