Rob Ford - giving Toronto a black eye
Jimbob:Who’s Rob Ford? And why is he in the news?
Ali: Ha! Why isn’t he in the news at this point? He’s the mayor of Toronto, but now he’s a national punch line.
Jimbob:Oh... the mayor of Toronto. I saw a story in the news. He smoked crack cocaine,
Ali: That’s just the tip of the iceberg. He also confessed to driving while intoxicated! He appeared at public events hammered out of his mind. He allegedly hosted wild parties in the mayor’s office with prostitutes! Prostitutes!
Jimbob:That’s quite a list of shenanigans. And now he’s in the news again?
Ali:This time a former staffer is accusing him or sexual harassment. He’s like a gift that keeps on giving to the media, but he’s giving Toronto a black eye.
Jimbob: I wonder what he’ll do next?
Ali:喔 老天啊! Rob Ford 今天又上新聞了。
Jimbob:Rob Ford 是誰啊? 那他是為了哪件事上新聞啦?
I got a bit too intoxicated last night. I was pretty hungover this morning.
hammered 醉醺醺; 醉茫茫
Did you see the pictures Jerry posted on Facebook from the party? He’s half naked in most of
them. He must have been so hammered!
allegedly 據說 傳聞
The CEO allegedly made payments to his former bodyguard to stop him from writing a book
about his experiences.
shenanigans 胡鬧 惡作劇
It’s tradition for students to engage in youthful shenanigans on the last day of school
a punch line:笑點(笑話最重要的部分)
Kanye West’s rants are the punchlines of many jokes on late-night shows.
the tip of the iceberg
The problems that you see here now are just the tip of the iceberg. There are numerous
disasters waiting to happen.
a gift that keeps giving源源不絕的禮物
Celebrity meltdowns are gifts that keep on giving to the paparazzi. The stories just keep getting better and better as the meltdown gets worse.
The CEO’s scandals have given the whole company a black eye and have lowered the stock price.