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点着蜡烛看电视——名句欣赏(七十六)  

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1.     We owe a lot to Thomas Edison—if it wasn’t for him, we’d be watching television by candlelight. Milton Berle, 1908-2002, American actor and comedian, Variety我们有很多事要感激托马斯·爱迪生——要不是他,我们就得点着蜡烛看电视。

2.     The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius. Sid Caesar, American writer and comic actor 发明第一个轮子的家伙是白痴。发明其它三个轮子的,他才是天才。

3.   Now I’m really in trouble. The laundry just rang me to tell me they’ve lost my shirt. And my broker called to say the same thing. Max Kauffmann 我现在真的遇到大麻烦了。洗衣店刚刚给我打电话说我的裤子掉了。我的股票经纪人打电话也这么说。

4.     UN Secretary General Kofi Annan says he can think of no reason to attack Iraq right now. I can think of five off the top of my head: Shell, Exxon, Mobil, Texaco and BP. Jay Leno, The Tonight Show, NBC TV, 2003 联合国秘书长安南说他眼下想不出任何理由进攻伊拉克。我不用动脑就想出了五个:壳牌石油公司、埃克森石油公司、美孚石油公司、德士古石油公司、英国石油公司。

5.     In a speech earlier today President Bush said if Iraq gets rid of Saddam Hussein, he will help the Iraqi people with food, medicine, supplies, housing, education—anything that’s needed. Isn’t that amazing? He finally comes up with domestic agenda—and it’s for Iraq. Maybe we could bring that here if it works out. Jay Leno, The Tonight Show, NBC TV, 2003 布什总统在今天早些时候的演讲里说,如果伊拉克除掉了萨达姆·侯赛因,他将帮助伊拉克人获取食物、药品、日用品、住房、教育——一切所需。这不太令人吃惊了吗?他最终拿出了国内议事一览表——结果是给伊拉克的。也许                                国外成功之后我们可以再引进来。

6.     If, in the eyes of an Irishman, there is anyone being more ridiculous than an Englishman, it is an Englishman who loves Ireland. André Maurois, Ariel, 1923 在爱尔兰人眼里,如果还有比英国人更荒唐的,那就是热爱爱尔兰的英国人。

7.   ‘You disapprove of the Swedes?’ 

  ‘Yes, sir.’

  ‘Why?’ 

  ‘Their heads are too square, sir.’

   ‘And you disapprove of the Irish?’ 

  ‘Yes, sir.’

   ‘Why?’ 

  ‘Because they are Irish, sir.’ 

  P.G. Wodehouse, The Small Bachelor, 1927 

  “你反对瑞典人?”

  “是的,先生。”

  “为什么?”

  “他们的头太方,先生。”

  “你还反对爱尔兰人?”

  “是的,先生。”

  “为什么?”

  “因为他们是爱尔兰人,先生。”

8.   We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English. Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British statesman and orator (Attrib.) 我们总是发现爱尔兰人有点怪。他们拒绝做英国人。

9.     Nobody in Rome works and if it rains in Rome and they happen to notice it they blame it on Milan. In Rome people spend most of their time having lunch. And they do it very well—Rome is unquestionably the lunch capital of the world. Fran Lebowitz, Metropolitan Life, 1978 在罗马,没有人工作。如果天下雨,他们碰巧注意到了,他们就会抱怨米兰。在罗马,人们大部分时间都花在吃午餐上。他们做得很好——罗马毫无疑问是世界的午餐之都。

10. Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama apologized for Japan’s part in World War II. However, he still hasn’t mentioned anything about karaoke. David Letterman, The Late Show, CBS TV 日本首相村山富市为二战中日本的角色道歉了。但是,他一直没提卡拉OK

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