Thursday, March 30, 2017

carnage & flip

Quotations:


Teenage sweethearts killed amid weekend carnage on east coast roads

-- Giovanni 'John' Santoro, 18, and his girlfriend Tamara Jordanoski, 17, died on Saturday night when their BMW flipped and slammed into a power pole in Port Botany in Sydney's south before exploding in flames.

Definitions:

carnage:
the violent killing of a large number of people.

flip:
1. to turn over into a different position with a sudden quick movement;

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

feasible & on the horizon

Quotations:


-- But rest assured, as soon as it's feasible, they will be all over the technology and buy cars with the capabilities, then drive a knife deep into the back of all the lowly drivers who made Uber their billions in the first place.

-- The cheapest is $149,000, most seen driving around Sydney are $250,000. There are cheaper models on the horizon.

Definitions:

feasible:
that is possible and likely to be achieved.

on the horizon:
in the near future.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

crack & vest

Quotations:


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John Bell: [uppper-crust, spit upon; revile;crack; resonate; bomber; vest; blow up;] Of course, of course, it's his characters who talk. And, yes, it's necessary that we see a society that is discriminating against the minorities. I think it's even more apparent with Merchant Of Venice which is a very disturbing play. It's about discrimination. The only people who belong here are the sort of the upper-crust white Venetian people, nobody else is welcome. Portia doesn't want the French or the English or the Spanish, and the least of all, the Jews. You've got to belong this exclusive white club. And Shylock is spat upon and reviled and abused, and finally cheated his money and his daughter. It's no wonder he cracks at the end. I'd be interested to see a production of The Merchant of Venice where you substituted the word Muslim for Jew and see how that would resonate today, because it's about if someone drives you far enough, and spits on you and abuse you for long enough, you're going to be like a suicide-bomber, if you said to me 10 years ago, could you, as an actor, could you imagine yourself walking into a school with an automatic rifle and shooting 20 children, or could you imagine yourself putting on a vest and walking into a cinema or a supermarket and blowing up everybody/anybody, taking as many as you could. I'll say no, there's impossible.

Definitions:

crack:
1. to break down psychologically, or cause somebody to break down psychologically, e.g. under stress or torture;
...

vest:
1. a special piece of clothing that covers the upper part of the body;
2. a piece of underwear worn under a shirt, etc. next to the skin;
...

Monday, March 27, 2017

upper-crust & spit

Quotations:

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John Bell: [uppper-crust, spite upon; revile;crack;] Of course, of course, it's his characters who talk. And, yes, it's necessary that we see a society that is discriminating against the minorities. I think it's even more apparent with Merchant Of Venice which is a very disturbing play. It's about discrimination. The only people who belong here are the sort of the upper-crust white Venetian people, nobody else is welcome. Portia doesn't want the French or the English or the Spanish, and the least of all, the Jews. You've got to belong this exclusive white club. And Shylock is spat upon and reviled and abused, and finally cheated his money and his daughter. It's no wonder he cracks at the end.

Definitions:

upper-crust:
the people who belong to the highest social class.

spit:
1. to show anger, contempt, or hatred by or as if by expelling saliva;
...

Friday, March 24, 2017

get away with & dipstick

Quotations: 


-- I assume drivers think they can and do get away with it.

-- Never happens to me as a pax, and I've never done that as a driver...
But I've certainly carried some dipsticks that I'd like to have done it to...

Definitions:

get away with:
to manage to do something without being blamed or penalised or experiencing an expected bad result.

dipstick:
1. a stupid person;
2. a long straight piece of metal used for measuring the amount of liquid in a container, especially the amount of oil in an engine.






Monday, March 20, 2017

leeway & wishy washy

Quotations:


-- Hrm... Although I don't take babies (cuz I couldn't live if I had an accident, and I wouldn't put my kids in without seats so I don't think others should) I do seem to remember reading in the act that we have the same leeway as taxis when it comes to baby seats. I'll have a read and get back to y'all. The NSW transport act that is, not some wishy washy uber cover statement.

Definitions:

leeway:
the amount of freedom that you have to change sth or to do sth in the way you want to.


wishy washy:
1. changeable or fluctuating in character, especially unable to make firm decisions or develop clear opinions;
2. weak, lacking taste, or unattractively pale;
3. not strong or definite;

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

infest & hangover

Quotations:


-- CBD is hopeless after 9am. Infested with a hangover of peak hour ants crammed in, very little demand for trips going out so early. 

Definitions:

infest:
to exist in large numbers in a particular place, often causing damage or disease. 

hangover:
1. something that remains from an earlier time;
2. a set symptoms including headache, nausea, thirst, and sickness that result from drinking too much alcohol;

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

belt out & putrid

Quotations:


-- My most embarrassing moment was when I was sitting in Cumberland st at the rocks about a year ago. I was parked but the Uber app was Off. I was belting out some farts that were putrid to say the least. I then turn on app and thought by the time I accept a job I'll let the windows down and air the car. All of the sudden I get a ping,I accept. All of the sudden these two glamours are walking towards my car . The job was right there!!
Mate.......they got in and they put the windows down. Man how embarrassing!

Definitions:
​belt out:
to sing or play something loudly and enthusiastically.

putrid:
1. very unpleasant;
2. decaying and therefore smelling very bad;​


Monday, March 13, 2017

recliner & take the piss

Quotations:


-- Mate buy yourself some slippers and sit in your recliner and read your kindle. Why on earth would you sit in your car on the side of the road for 5 hours? You must be taking the piss!!!!

Definitions:

recliner:
a soft comfortable chair with a back that can be pushed back at an angle so that you can lean back in it.

take the piss:
1. an offensive term meaning to ridicule or mock somebody or something;
2. to say or do something that annoys people because they think it is unreasonable;



Sunday, March 12, 2017

decal & Igloo

Quotations:


-- Yesterday while in a traffic light, saw a car with an Uber decal (magnetic I think) on the front passenger door.

-- It isn't. They are going to be deported. Their car may also be used to house scientists in Antartica, instead of building Igloos.

Definitions:

decal:
1. a picture or design on specially treated paper that allows it to be transferred to a surface such as glass, wood, or metal;
2. a decorative paper or plastic sticker;

Igloo:
a small round house or shelter built from blocks of hard snow by the Inuit people of northern N America.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

collaboration & curly question

Quotations:

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Kylie Farmer:[chicken out; collaboration; curly question.] I chicken out a bit with politics, the way I'd like to put it is that he is probably the most famous author and everyone likes to be with the cool crowd and hang on with famous mob. So, I think, you know, the optimistic side is that we all know how dominant English language is, and, of course, Shakespeare is from that culture. But if you look at it in a way where you can align it with another ancient language that is maybe a little bit older and translate something like that, it can be a really beautiful collaboration, so that's how I would answer that curly question. 


Definitions:

collaboration:
1. a piece of work produced by two or more people or groups of people working together;
2. the act of working together with one or more people in order to achieve something;
...

curly question:
a question which is difficult to answer.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

overwrite & chicken out

Quotations:

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John Bell: [overwrite] It does, yeah. How, how, how, I mean, that's what the line is. But sometimes, it's by saying nothing -- his silences -- that tell you a lot.  Shakespeare, being an actor himself, knew not to overwrite. He would leave silence for the actors to fill in. That's a wonderful moment in Antony and Cleopatra, when one of her handmaidens is about to die, and a soldier comes in and says what's going on here, and she says: ah, soldier... and then dies, and that's it, like if I could only tell you what I have just seen what's been happening here. And so that gives an actress a fantastic opportunity to use those two words, what you can do with that. 

Kylie Farmer:[chicken out; collaboration; curly question.] I chicken out a bit with politics, the way I'd like to put it is that he is probably the most famous author and everyone likes to be with the cool crowd and hang on with famous mob. So, I think, you know, the optimistic side is that we all know how dominant English language is, and, of course, Shakespeare is form that culture. But if you look at it in a way where you can align it with another ancient language that is maybe a little bit older and translate something like that, it can be a really beautiful collaboration, so that's how I would answer that curly question. 


Definitions:

overwrite:
1. to make a piece of writing too elaborate, polished, or decorative;
...

chicken out:
to not do sth you were going to do because you are too frightened.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

expletive & gulag

Quotations:


-- Mate you are a complete... (insert expletive)
No one should take any Sh*t from riders...
5 stars for standing up to the scum pax
Good onya brother

-- I WANT YOU IN THE GULAG

Definitions:

expletive:
a word, especially a rude word that you use when you are angry, or in pain.

gulag:
a prison camp used in the past in the soviet union, where prisoners were kept in very bad conditions.





Monday, March 6, 2017

elaborate & buggy

Quotations:



-- So I got scammed by a very well thought out elaborate scam on Friday night by a group of young pommy students.

-- Sure it's not an Uber bug and 2 riders assigned to same job? App is buggy lately.

Definitions:

elaborate:
1. carefully prepared and organised;
...

buggy:
eccentric: considered by other people to be strange or unusual.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

ding & score

Quotations:


-- Yep, got dinged with "professionalism" on a night where i told a kid trying to score drugs i wouldn't drive him to a 3rd ATM after the first two declined his card so he could "visit his friend for 2 minutes" and go home. Got hit with an in ride stack too.
Definitions:

​ding:
1. to talk repeatedly or wearyingly about something;
2. to make a dent or cause other surface damage in something;
...

score:
1. to buy or get illegal drugs;
...​



Fwd: consternation & gorilla


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Stone Zou <shiyun.zou@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 11:06 PM
Subject: consternation & gorilla
To: SZDiary <shiyun.zou.diary17908409@blogger.com>


Quotations:


No. that aint right....I can imagine the consternation. Was he a real gorilla or a guy in a gorilla suit?

Definitions:

consternation:
a worried, sad feeling after you have received an unpleasant surprise.

gorilla:
1. a large aggressive man;
2. a very large powerful African ape covered with black or brown hair.b






Wednesday, March 1, 2017

flank & shimmy

Quotations:


-- On this particular night in early February—Super Bowl Sunday—Kalanick is perched in the middle seat, flanked by two female friends. Maroon 5's "Don't Wanna Know" plays, and Kalanick shimmies. He clutches his smartphone as the three make awkward conversation.

Definitions:

flank:
1. to have sb/sth on one or both sides;
...

shimmy:
to dance or move in a way that involves shaking your hips and shoulders;