Week 1 day 3:it’s a man’s world

How paradoxical that the world’s greatest chefs have all been men! Cooking would clearly
seem to be a field that lies exclusively within women’s realm, yet the annals of cookery are
replete with masculine names: Brillat Savarin, Ritz, Diat, Larousse. To compound the puzzle,
there has rarely been a tinge of rumor or scandal casting doubts on the masculinity of these
heroes of cuisine.

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realm

词性:n.
音标: [relm]
释义:领域,范围,王国

A realm is an area that is ruled by something. If you are a controlling cook who doesn’t like anyone to do anything else in the kitchen, then the kitchen is your realm.

Realm comes from the French for kingdom, but since there aren’t so many kings or queens left in the world, you’ll more often find it referring to non-royal spheres. That could be the sphere of a special kind of knowledge, like the realm of biology, or the political realm. Or it could be an area dominated by some group. Little Italy was famously the realm of the mafia; Hollywood is the realm of film stars.


But this is my country, my realm


We re going to realm of monsters?


The book l’m writing will return him to the realm of humanity.


I’m not saying it’s outside of the realm of possibility.

annal

词性:n.
音标: ['ænəl]
释义: 记录,编年史

Annals are chronological historical records. Some annals recount the achievements of war heroes; others, in the form of high school yearbooks, record historically terrible hairstyles.

Annals comes from the Latin word annus, meaning year. As the word itself suggests, many annals are yearly records, but this is not always the case. You may encounter the word annals in the phrase “annals of history,” which refers not to one specific historical record but the collection of all recorded history. Scholarly societies often refer to their regular reports as annals, as in the Annals of the International Society for Porcupine Studies.


Denied enlistment due to poor health, Steven Rogers was chosen for a Programme unique in the annals of American warfare.


One day is all we’ll need to secure your name in the annals of Western history.

Masculine

词性:adj.
音标: [ˈmæskjəlɪn]
释义:阳刚的,男子气概的,像男人的.

If something’s masculine, it’s related to men. When you hear a masculine voice outside greeting your neighbor, you know it’s your dad and not your mom.

Masculine can describe people or things that have qualities often associated with men. If someone has a masculine appearance, the person is probably tall and strong. If your new jacket has masculine tailoring, that means it’s cut like a man’s jacket. Masculine can also refer to words. In many languages, words — especially nouns — are given a gender. If you’ve studied French or Spanish, you know you need to figure out which article to use with a masculine noun.

That’s very masculine.


This is a masculine environment.


Right here in Chicago, young girls plucked from their families are gathered at Harvey Field to see which one of them can be the most masculine.

cast doubt on
对…产生怀疑


I need a statement from the complainant on the record, a statement that casts doubt onher original testimony.

tinge

词性:n. vt.
音标: [tɪndʒ]
释义:一丢丢,一丝丝,色调;着色,上色,使带气息,轻微的影响

A tinge is a slight amount of something, like a color or a feeling. Some glaciers have a tinge of blue, and an old photo might make you feel a tinge of sadness.

If a painting has a tinge of orange, there’s just a touch of orange. Outside of colors, tinge can mean a small amount of just about anything. Sometimes you hear about someone speaking with a tinge of anger. That means there’s just a little bit anger showing in their words. A tinge will never bowl you over — it’s always small or subtle.


Not even a tinge of dissatisfaction?


And with a tinge of sadness that I’m no longer in your life.


A joke you have told with a sexist tinge.


Like, have a bluish tinge to it?


Mm, it’s got, um… a balsamic tinge to it.


You have a yellow tinge to your skin tone.

a flash in the pan—promising at the start but then disappointing; something that happened only once or for a short time and was not repeated:

中文解释
Flash In The Pan 一般从字面来讲,很容易理解成“平底锅里的闪光”。这里“pan”的意思是指在早期燧发枪(flintlock gun)时代,放置少量细磨的火药的枪膛。燧发枪发射原理是,扣动扳机时,打火石锤会击中一块钢板(frizzen),这将导致火花飞入 pan (即放有少量火药的枪膛),火花点燃在pan里少量的火药,然后导致燃烧室中的主弹药被点燃,子弹就会发射出去。

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燧发枪 (flintlock gun)

然而,时常会发生火花点燃在pan里少量的火药,但未能点燃主弹药,枪不能发射。也就是说虽然火石撞击点燃pan里少量弹药,并产生了火花(flash),但未能点燃主火药,导致子弹无法发射。

这也导致17世纪末出现了”flash in the pan”这个表达,意指短暂而华丽的开始后的失败;一开始显示出潜力或看起来有希望,但最终却没有实现任何目标的事物。经常翻译成:昙花一现。

即“昙花一现,稍纵即逝,电光火石”。也就是用于形容某人或某事获得短暂的成功。
The rookie hit many home runs in spring training, but once the season began he proved
to be a flash in the pan


Hey, for all you know, you might just be a flash in the pan,man.


This life This life is a flash in the pan.