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请问“the black sheep of the family"是啥意思 [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-5-10 03:03:03 |Display all floors
Originally posted by changcheng at 2007-5-10 00:19
It actually means someone who is different from the rest of you in such ways that you may be ashamed to talk about that person.  He brings shame to your family by being what he is. You may not even ...


Changcheng, that is a good reply.  Here is an example taken from a recent news item.

On British Queen Elizabeth's previous visit to the US, George W. Bush referred to himself as the black sheep of the family. He reportedly asked the Queen who was the black sheep in her family.  Her response was, "That's none of your business."

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Post time 2007-5-10 11:39:01 |Display all floors
Thanks, Scribbler.

Her response was, "That's none of your business."


  Trust li'l Bush to come up with a question like that when, by definition, it's someone you don't want to talk about.

Some examples of black sheep in the family:
-a Chinese businessman's child who cares about workers and poor people
-a person who has turned into a drug addict and steals money to buy drugs
-a gay child in a homophobic family
-a meat eater in a vegetarian family
-a person who marries a "foreign devil"
...

So, a black sheep is not necessarily bad. That person is just different from the rest of his family or community in some way that they cannot accept.

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Post time 2007-5-10 14:46:51 |Display all floors
The above answeer is wonderful . It is worthwhile to learn.

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Post time 2007-5-10 18:48:06 |Display all floors
Thanks,thank you,everyone!

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Post time 2007-5-10 21:28:49 |Display all floors
Yeah, I heard it in the song by Westlife named "seasons in the son"

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Post time 2007-5-10 21:29:58 |Display all floors
Oh, sorry ,it should be "seasons in the sun"

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Post time 2007-5-10 22:04:36 |Display all floors
Originally posted by buccaneer at 2007-5-10 08:29 AM
Oh, sorry ,it should be "seasons in the sun"


You can correct it in your original post, you know, by using the "Edit" button.  :)

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