- Jan 31 Sat 2009 06:03
- Jan 31 Sat 2009 05:48
- Jan 30 Fri 2009 23:03
"It is one of the great, patriotic symbols of our country," Presidential Inaugural Committee spokeswoman Linda Douglass said Friday. "It's a symbol of the American spirit; it's a symbol of unity; it's a symbol of our values. So for all those reasons it's an appropriate place to celebrate an inauguration that is really built around celebrating our common values as a people."
So what does “celebrating our common values as a people” mean by Linda Douglass, US presidential inaugural committee spokeswoman? What are our common values as a people?
- Jan 30 Fri 2009 22:59
- Jan 27 Tue 2009 04:06
- Jan 27 Tue 2009 01:03
I wanted to write about this for some days, but kept putting it off due to lack of time.
On the day of Martin Luther King’s day, I thought of Martin Niemoller. Today, I read a message from someone about the attitude towards answering questions in Yahoo Knowledge and I thought of him again. I am deeply touched by his famous quote. Ignorance is what brings disaster to mankind. (This is not his quote. I don’t know if anyone ever said so, if not, I will claim it mine – Elisa’s quote. J)
- Jan 26 Mon 2009 15:50
Robert Browning’s quote "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp -- or what's a heaven for?" means “One should reach for more than they can see or get their hands on or grasp or touch”
I don’t know how to better translate this in Chinese. My husband thought that it would be better translated as "把眼光放遠".
- Jan 26 Mon 2009 15:32
“Having said that” or “That (being) said” or “That having been said”: It is used when we make a bold assertion or an assertion that might be taken as bold, and we wish to soften the impact lest we seem too absolute.
- Jan 24 Sat 2009 13:50
What does "without citing anyone" mean?
In general, this phrase is normally seen used in journalism to indicate that the source is not revealed, without stating where the source is from, without stating who said that.
- Jan 24 Sat 2009 00:55
Usage of “there is” vs. “there are”
When a compound subject follows the verb and the first element is singular, the verb may be either singular or plural (as stated by The Merriam-Webster Guide to English Usage).
- Jan 21 Wed 2009 06:13
- Jan 21 Wed 2009 05:54
A gloomy day right after the President’s inauguration
The day back to work after a day off from Martin Luther King Day and the President’s inauguration doesn’t seem to be such a great day. Our CEO announced at our town hall a cut of 300 jobs over the course of the year in response to the current economic turmoil. Our company, along with the other financial companies, has the front-row seat to the financial blow.
- Jan 16 Fri 2009 17:06
- Jan 16 Fri 2009 16:18
- Jan 13 Tue 2009 15:47
- Jan 13 Tue 2009 14:18
A. How to determine whether a noun is countable or uncountable when it can be used as either?
(1) The difference lies in how and where you use the word, whether it means something in general or different types of a certain thing.