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没有要贬损上海的意思

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没有要贬损上海的意思


时间确如白驹过隙,以前只有儿子听我说教的份,现在完全掉了个个,大体只有我听儿子的份了。


这几天,因为是春节,琢磨着给儿子系统讲讲过春节究竟是啥意思。看看如何才能寓教于乐?还真别说,儿子在学校学历史学地理,也知道中国有武则天有长城,但不知道有春节。


这种脱离具体环境下的说教不成功,很不成功,儿子还是体会不到春节究竟有多少内涵,一副不屑一顾的样子,爱谁谁谁。既然他们前后也去过中国三回了,也到了几个地方,我就想着用他们对中国有限的记忆还是说教点啥吧。


还好,没有完全让我失望,广州长沙青岛上海这些地方还能有些零星的记忆。不过也引发了新的问题,我不查阅资料还真解释不明白。比如为什么叫广州?为什么叫长沙?为什么叫青岛?为什么叫上海?


得,当把这些地名都统一输入我长期使用的英文字典Merriam-Webster的网站,还真整出出乎意料的内容。


除了呼和浩特、乌鲁木齐、拉萨和哈尔滨(Hohhot/Urumqi/Lhasa/Harbin),全国各个省会城市的拼音都能在这部大型字典中找到。


可是“上海”这个词汇就很有意思了,除了作为地名,还有作为贬义动词的另外两个含义:1)借助迷魂药强迫人上船或者通过威胁手段把人拽入居留地;2)通过阴谋诡计把人骗到不理想的职位。


Full Definition of shanghai

1)
a
:  to put aboard a ship by force often with the help of liquor or a drug
b:  to put by force or threat of force into or as if into a place of detention

2)
:
 to put by trickery into an undesirable position


维基百科有如下内容:

The verb "to shanghai" joined the lexicon with "crimping" and "sailor thieves" in the 1850s. A theory of the word's origin is that it comes from the Chinese city of Shanghai, a common destination of the ships with abducted crews. The term has since expanded to mean "kidnapped" or "induced to do something by means of fraud." The meaning of the word "Shanghai" in Chinese is "forwarding to the sea" As an example, "Jim has been shanghaied" could be understood as "Jim has been on a journey to the sea", but if Jim was not planning on a trip to the sea, then Jim was probably forced to the sea.



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