Recently, someone asked what does “heckuva job” mean?
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FEMA is under new management. Instead of the hapless, heckuva-job Michael Brown, it is now led by R. David Paulison, a former chief of the Miami-Dade Fire Department, which has long experience with hurricanes.
To understand this phrase, you need to know who said that initially. Normally, this phrase has a positive meaning (meaning 處事極佳, 極周全), but after Bush used it, it becomes a sarcastic phrase (meaning 處事不佳, 不周全).
It was sarcasm for stating things done very poorly. It is sarcasm towards Bush because of his statement about Michael D Brown, praising him of doing a good job. Bush has made a fool of himself quite often and the American media likes to joke about that.
At the Mobile ( Alabama ) Regional Airport on September 2, 2005, President Bush publicly praised Brown's handling of the disaster, saying "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job in handling Hurricane Katrina". However, in reality, governments were slow in responding to the disasters, underestimating the impact from Hurricane Katrina. "Heck of a job" soon became sarcastic slang for things done very poorly.
heckuva job: 處事不佳, 不周全, 極度地差勁 (諷刺 President Bush 的言論)
它是諷刺布什稱讚 Michael D Brown 處事極佳。 布什經常出洋相，美國媒介喜歡開他玩笑。
在2005年九月2日，布什總統公開地稱讚Michael D Brown 在處理颶風卡特里娜災害做了一個極佳工作; 然而，實際上，政府對災害作出的反應極慢，低估了颶風卡特里娜的衝擊影響。
很快的 heckuva job 就成為了諷刺人處事不佳, 不周全, 極度地差勁, 主要是諷刺 President Bush 說錯的話.
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