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But when the bill outlawing job discrimination against gays landed on Wilson’s desk, top G.O.P. strategists warned him that he would lose conservative support if he signed it.

[加州州長Pete Wilson出爾反爾,先是表示支持同性戀權益提案,五個月後又把提案否決掉。原因在於他考慮到1996年的總統大選]

G.O.P 共和黨 (Grand Old Party)

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let’s not get carried away 別太激動 don’t exaggerate the importance of sth.

*從字面上看,這片語的意思是別被扛走,指的是別被你的情緒帶著走

Sample usage:

A: I failed that test— my life is ruined!

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Word Division—Vowels

²         Two vowels together are generally separated if they are strong vowels (a, e, o).

a / é / ro / port (aéroport/airport)

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nobody in their right mind 只要是正常人的話

no one who is sane

這個用法通常緊接 “would”, 變成“nobody in their right mind would do...”的句型

Sample usage:

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His seven-party coalition has surprised many by conquering two of the unscalable peaks in Japanese politics: opening the rice market and passing laws to reform the electoral system.

coalition n. 聯合

[派系政黨或國家為了達成某種目的而形成暫時的聯合1998年美國黑人領袖Jesse Jackson在爭取民主黨總統提名時,喊出彩虹聯盟〔Rainbow Coalition〕的口號,就是主張不分膚色,全國團結來實現民主黨的理想最常見的聯合還有聯合政府〔coalition government〕和聯合內閣〔coalition cabinet]

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Is there a secret cold war between marrieds and singles?

Charlotte: I hate it when you’re the only single person at a dinner party and they all look at you like you’re a—

Carrie: Loser?

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The Bony Ribs of Adam

I left the bony ribs of Adam

for the fruit

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As a child I walked

As a child I walked

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If models could cause otherwise rational individuals to crumble in their presence, exactly how powerful is beauty?

Stanford: How could you?

Carrie: I didn’t. We just talked.

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