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When you came into the world, she held you in her arms. You thanked her by weeping your eyes out.When you were 1 year old, she fed you and bathed you. You thanked her by crying all night long.When you were years old, she taught you to walk. You thanked her by running away when she called.When you were 3 years old, she made all your meals with love. You thanked her by tossing your plate on the floor.When you were years old, she gave you some crayons. You thanked her by coloring the dining room table.When you were 5 years old, she dressed you the holidays. You thanked her by plopping into the nearest pile of mud.When you were 6 years old, she walked you to school. You thanked her by screaming, “I'M NOT GOING!”When you were 7 years old, she bought you a baseball. You thanked her by throwing it through the next-door-neighbor's window.When you were 8 years old, she handed you an ice cream. You thanked her by dripping it all over your lap.When you were 9 years old, she paid piano lessons. You thanked her by never even bothering to practice.When you were years old, she drove you all day, from soccer to gymnastics to one birthday party after another. You thanked her by jumping out of the car and never looking back.  870。

  • Coal-fired Power Plants The invention of the incandescent light bulb by Thomas A. Edison in 1879 created a demand a cheap, ily available fuel with which to generate large amounts of electric power. Coal seemed to fit the bill, and it fueled the earliest power stations (which were set up at the end of the nineteenth century by Edison himself. As more power plants were constructed throughout the country, the reliance on coal increased. Since the First World War, coal-fired power plants have ed about half of the electricity produced in the ed States each year. In 1986 such plants had a combined generating capacity of 9, 000 megawatts and consumed 83 percent of the nearly 900 million tons of coal mined in the country that year. Given the uncertainty in the future growth of nuclear power and in the supply of oil and natural gas, coal-fired power plants could well provide up to 70 percent of the electric power in the ed States by the end of the century. Yet, in spite of the fact that coal has long been a source of electricity and may remain one many years (coal represents about 80 percent of ed States fossil-fuel reserves), it has actually never been the most desirable fossil fuel power plants. Coal contains less energy per of weight than natural gas or oil; it is difficult to transport, and it is associated with a host of environmental issues, among them acid rain. Since the late 1960's problems of emission control and waste disposal have sharply reduced the appeal of coal-fired power plants. The cost of ameliorating these environmental problems along with the rising cost of building a facility as large and complex as a coal-fired power plant, have also made such plants less attractive from a purely economic perspective. Changes in the technological base of coal-fired power plants could restore their attractiveness, however. Whereas some of these changes are evolutionary and are intended mainly to increase the productivity of existing plants, completely new technologies burning coal cleanly are also being developed. 757。
  • 由于我工作的地方在联合车站的行李寄存处,我看得见每一个上楼的人哈里3年多以前来到这里,站在楼梯口等待9点分到达的火车旅客Detour to RomanceLocated in the checkroom in Union Station as I am, I see everybody that comes up the stairs.Harry came in a little over three years ago and waited at the head of the stairs the passengers from the 9∶ train.I remember seeing Harry that first evening. He wasn’t much more than a thin, anxious kid then. He was all dressed up and I knew he was meeting his girl and that they would be married twenty minutes after she arrived. Well, the passengers came up and I had to get busy. I didn’t look toward the stairs again until nearly time the 9∶18 and I was very surprised to see that the young fellow was still there.She didn’t come on the 9∶18 either, nor on the 9∶0, and when the passengers from the ∶ had all arrived and left, Harry was looking pretty desperate. Pretty soon he came close to my window so I called out and asked him what she looked like.“She’s small and dark,” he said, “and nineteen years old and very neat in the way she walks. She has a face,” he said, thinking a minute, “that has lots of spirit. I mean she can get mad but she never stays mad long, and her eyebrows come to a little point in the middle. She’s got a brown fur, but maybe she isn’t wearing it.”I couldn’t remember seeing anybody like that.He showed me the telegram he’d received ARRIVE THURSDAY. MEET ME STATION. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. MAY. It was from Omaha, Nebraska.“Well,” I finally said, “why don’t you phone to your home? She’s probably called there if she got in ahead of you.”He gave me a sick look. “I’ve only been in town two days. We were going to meet and then drive down South where I’ve got a job. She hasn’t any address me.” He touched the telegram.When I came on duty the next day he was still there and came over as soon as he saw me.“Did she work anywhere?” I asked.He nodded. “She was a typist. I telegraphed her mer boss. All they know is that she left her job to get married.”Harry met every train the next three or four days. Of course, the railroad lines made a routine checkup and the police looked into the case. But nobody was any real help. I could see that they all figured that May had simply played a trick on him. But I never believed that, somehow. One day, after about two weeks, Harry and I were talking and I told him about my theory. “If you’ll just wait long enough,” I said, “you’ll see her coming up those stairs some day.” He turned and looked at the stairs as though he had never seen them bee.The next day when I came to work Harry was behind the counter of Tony’s magazine stand. He looked at me rather sheepishly and said, “Well, I had to get a job somewhere, didn’t I?”So he began to work as a clerk Tony. We never spoke of May anymore and neither of us ever mentioned my theory. But I noticed that Harry always saw every person who came up the stairs.Toward the end of the year Tony was killed in some argument over gambling, and Tony’s widow left Harry in complete charge of the magazine stand. And when she got married again some time later, Harry bought the stand from her. He borrowed money and installed a soda fountain and pretty soon he had a very nice little business. Then came yesterday. I heard a cry and a lot of things falling. The cry was from Harry and the things falling were a lot of dolls and other things which he had upset while he was jumping over the counter. He ran across and grabbed a girl not ten feet from my window. She was small and dark and her eyebrows came to a little point in the middle. a while they just hung there to each other laughing and crying and saying things without meaning. She’d say a few words like, “It was the bus station I meant ” and he’d kiss her speechless and tell her the many things he had done to find her. What apparently had happeded three years bee was that May had come by bus, not by train, and in her telegram she meant “bus station,” not “railroad station.” She had waited at the bus station days and had spent all her money trying to find Harry. Finally she got a job typing. “What?” said Harry. “Have you been working in town? All the time?”She nodded.“Well, Heavens. Didn’t you ever come down here to the station?” He pointed across to his magazine stand. “I’ve been there all the time. I own it. I’ve watched everybody that came up the stairs.”She began to look a little pale. Pretty soon she looked over at the stairs and said in a weak voice, “I never came up the stairs bee. You see, I went out of town yesterday on a short business trip. Oh, Harry!” Then she threw her arms around his neck and really began to cry.After a minute she backed away and pointed very stiffly toward the north end of the station. “Harry, three years, three solid years, I’ve been right over there working right in this very station, typing, in the office of the stationmaster.” 1988。
  • 小笨霖英语笔记集: 南方 -01-7 00:: 来源: 这个圣诞假期我到一个位于阿肯色州的美国接待家庭住了十六天, 不但住在他们家里, 也参加他们一般的家庭聚会, 陪他们一起上教堂, 上餐厅. 当然也跟他们一起过了一个美好的圣诞节. 我常在想, 要把英文学好, 真的是要让自己处在一个英文的环境中, 每天讲每天用, 英文就会进步很快. 像我这次就真的是受益良多. 打铁趁热, 赶快来看看我学到了什么有用的东西, 这些都是在美国南方才比较会用到的一些句子.1. What are you fixing right now? 你现在在煮什么?Fix 这个字以我个人的理解就是代表"修理", 或是"固定"的意思, 但是在美国 fix 这个字真的是千变万化, 例如在美国南方, 大家习惯用 fix 来代替 cook 或是 make, 例如 A: What are you fixing now? B: No big deal, I'm just fixing my own dinner. 但是 fix 这种用法一般说来在南方比较流行, 从北方来的人可能会听不懂这样的用法. 另外 fix 也可以被动的形态出现, 例: How do you like your coffee fixed? 就相当于 How do you like your coffee cooked? . I am fixing to go out. 我正准备要出门.Fix 这个字在美国南方真的很常见, 记得我第一次听到老美这么跟我说, 我的直觉反应就是他正在修理什么东西, 但实际上 Fix 在这里的用法是正准备要出门的意思, 也就相当于 I am about to leave. 3. I'll fix the plate you. 我等下帮你准备食物.第一次听到我室友说 I can fix the plate you, 我立刻反应是, Is there any plate broken? 其实不是这样的. Fix the plate 指的是准备食物. 例如我们在炒菜前可能会先把所有要炒的菜都洗好, 分好, 放在盘子上准备好像, 这就叫 Fix the plate. 所以下次如果再听到老美说 I'll fix the plate 可别以为他把盘子给打破了喔!I fix a plate you. 也可以释成我帮你拿一点食物. 大家应该都有吃过西式的 buffet 吧! 一个人一个盘子, 自己去拿菜, 如果你要帮别人拿食物的话, 你就说, I'll fix a plate you. . She spent 30 minutes fixing her hair. 她花了三十分钟整理她的头发.像 fix 这么好用的单字在国内居然没有人教真是可惜. Fix 在这里是指整理头发的意思. 我自己造了一个好玩的句子, She is fixing to fix her hair and fix the plate bee fixing her dinner. 大家看得出来在这里四个 fix 各有不同的意思吗? 翻译一下这句话就是她准备好要在煮晚饭之前整理她的头发和准备食物了. (没什么意思, 只是好玩而已.) 5. Can you fix mine? 你能不能帮我捡一下?这句是我最近才新学到的, 所以 fix 的用法又多了一个, 就是有二个人在丢罐子, 他们想把罐子丢到垃圾筒里, 结果第一个人没丢准, 丢到垃圾筒外面去了, 换第二个人丢, 他还是没丢准, 也丢掉外面去了. 所以当第二个人要去把罐子捡起来时, 第一个人就跟他说了, Can you fix mine? 能不能帮我捡起来丢到垃圾筒里. 我觉得这个 fix 用的特别好. 6. He is a redneck. 他是一个老粗. 所谓 redneck, 就是一些种田的粗人, (特别是在南方) 因为他们特殊的生活习惯和癖好, 通常会闹出很多笑话, 说起话来有很重的南方口音, 他们会被叫 redneck 我想是因为常在田里工作, 脖子晒的红红的之故, 另外还有一个字 hick, 也是粗人 redneck 的意思. 什么样的人是典型的 redneck 呢? 他们喜欢穿迷, 缺了好几颗门牙, 他们开著烂烂的 pickup truck , 他们车上一定会放一把, 以便可以随时打猎. 他们住的院子通常会堆满各式各样的杂物, 以致于看起来好像垃圾场一样. 如果想要更了解关于 redneck 的一些有趣的事情, 可以参考本专栏的 redneck's driver's license 这一篇笑话. 7. He has a bad accent. 他有很重的口音. 在美国不同的区有不同的口音, 特别是在南方, 他们叫作 southern drwal, 原因是他们通常喜欢把尾音拉长, 所以叫 southern drawl. 而在整个南方当中, 我觉得又以 Kentucky 及 Tennessee 的口音最重了. 如果你连这二个地方的口音都能了解的话, 那你的英文大概也没什么问题了.   一般而言, 在美国如果有口音是会被当作土包子的! 所以老美之间也常拿彼此的口音开玩笑. 由其你如果是在北方例如纽约工作, 你的南方口音很可能会使得同事们都看不起你. 8. You are not spposta to stay home during the weekend. 你周末不应该待在家里的.讲到口音, 我就来教各位一些很典型的南方口音吧! 南方人喜欢把 suppose to 念成 spposta 我第一次听到别人这样说我还以为他在说 I am a poster (我是一张海报), 害我觉得很奇怪说, 其实这就是他们的口音. 还有一个我常听的就是 You rurnt my life. (You ruin my life) 他们会把 ruin 念成 rurut. 9. Heidi, Hire Yew? 嗨, 你好吗?这句话也是很典型的南方打招呼用语, 我想这原来是 Howdy, How are you? 但是他们会念成 Heidi, Hire Yew. 我想虽然南方口音普遍被认为不是那么好, 可是有时你刻意去模仿一两句反而会有那种爆笑的效果, 就如同我们也喜欢说 "粉" 可爱, 不也是台湾国语但听来却是格外地亲切吗? . Oh hell no. 当然不是啦.这也是南方的一个惯用语, 特别是黑人很喜欢这么说. Oh hell no 其实就是等于 Of course not. 那个 Oh hell 是用来加强语气的. 比如你问我, Are you married? 我就可以回答. Oh hell no. I am still single. 也许美国的南方不如北方那么进步, 但是这儿的人们却多了一份的纯朴, 有空不妨也到南方来看看! 南方 笔记 英语 他们。
  • To Tom Keats, 9th June, 1818. Keswick My dear Tom; I cannot make my Journal as distinct and actual as I could wish, from having been engaged in writing to Geroge and theree I must tell you without circumstances that we proceeded from Ambleside to Rydal, saw the Waterfalls there, and called on Wordsworth, who was not at home, nor was any one of his family. I wrote a not and left in on the Mantlepiece. 966。
  • To my Friends Who Are Single Love is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it eludes you. But if you just let it fly, it will come to you when you least expect it. Love can make you happy but often it hurts, but love’s only special when you give it to someone who is really worth it. So take your time and choose the best.给我单身的朋友爱像蝴蝶你越追它, 它越躲闪你但是如果你让它自由飞舞, 它会在你最意想不到时翩然而至爱能让你感到幸福, 但它又经常伤害你, 只有当你把爱献给真正值得爱的人时, 爱才会显得特别所以不要着急, 去选择最好的 88659。
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