Mitchell: That's too cute.
Jay: What the hell is that?
Mitchell: That's the store mascot. That's Hug-a-Bunny. He goes around and he hugs…
Jay: No, I get it. Nice for flu season. He ought to be called conjunctivitis bunny.
flu season: 流感季节
conjunctivitis [kənˌdʒʌŋktɪˈvaɪtɪs]: an infectious eye disease that causes pain and swelling in the conjunctiva (= part
of the eye) 结膜炎
Mitchell: Okay. So, Dad, the cribs are over there, but while we're here, a little advice, you can never
have too many Onesies. All right? Any event, day or night. Throw one on, little pair of booties,
boom-ready to go out. Dress it up, you could dress it down. You could… Dad? Dad?
Onesies [ˈwʌnziz]: one of the more popular brands of infant bodysuits, manufactured by Gerber Childrenswear
(formerly part of Gerber Products Company) (嘉宝公司生产的)连体衣，参见307.文化详解5.
dress down: to wear clothes that are more informal than those you usually wear, for example in an office 穿休闲服装
Mitchell: Something was clearly going on with my Dad, but I wasn't about to get sucked in. It's
happened before. "Dad, you seem sad. Do you wanna talk?" "Talk?! What are we, girlfriends?" To use
a sports reference, put the football away, Lucy. I ain't kickin'.
Jay: So Saturday noon?
Dr. Jensen: Saturday noon's fine, Jay.
Mitchell: Hey, Dad, I picked you up a diaper bag. Fun fact… this insulated pouch will keep a bottle of
prosecco cold for an entire Wiggles concert. Hi.
insulated [ˈɪnsəleɪtɪd]: protected with a material that prevents heat, sound, electricity, etc. from passing through 覆有
prosecco [prəˈsekəʊ]: 普洛赛克（意大利产起泡干白葡萄酒）
the Wiggles: 威格尔斯，参见217.文化详解6.
Jay: Mitch, it's doctor…
Dr. Jensen: Bob Jensen. Nice to meet you. Jay, I will see you.
Jay: Yeah, I'll see you then. Good, Bob.
Mitchell: Doctor? Sweater vest? My Dad acting all shifty? He was seeing a shrink. "Dad, I can see that
you're going through something." "And I can see your bra strap, Oprah. Mind your own business."
Tee up the football all you want, Lucy. Still ain't kickin'.
shifty [ˈʃɪftɪ]: seeming to be dishonest; looking guilty about something 躲躲闪闪的；鬼鬼祟祟的
tee up: 置(球)于球座上
Claire: She clearly misheard the question. The acoustics in here are terrible. Especially for a little girl
just getting over an ear infection.
mishear: to fail to hear correctly what somebody says, so that you think they said something else 误听；听错
acoustics [əˈkuːstɪks]: (plural) the shape, design, etc. of a room or theatre that make it good or bad for carrying
Alex: Oh, my God, what are you doing?
Claire: I was explaining your…
Alex: I heard, because my ears are fine. I'm sorry. I didn't ask her to do this.
Claire: I'm trying to help you.
Alex: You were not. You were trying to help you. You're just mad because now you can't parade me
around like some show pony.
Claire: That is not true.
Alex: Don't deny it. You bought the 2-day cushion.
Claire: Who are you to judge?
["Hava Nagila" on speakers] [cheering]
Party Attendant: Oh, look at him.
Gloria: Thank you for a fun day, okay? Good-bye.
Gloria: Ay, Cam, sorry, but the lunch was two hours, and then you had to show me your first apartment.
Cameron: Oh, could you believe how I used to live?
Gloria: I really need to take a nap now.
Cameron: No. No, no. No. No. No, no. You know what? I have, uh, something I want you to do that's
even more relaxing than a nap. Yeah.
Gloria: No. I want to take a nap.
Phil: There's my man.
Dave: That's me. Your man. I brought spinach dip. I don't know why.
spinach [ˈspɪnɪtʃ]: a vegetable with large dark green leaves that are cooked or eaten in salads 菠菜
dip: a thick mixture into which pieces of food are dipped before being eaten 蘸酱
Phil: I'll tell you why. 'Cause it's delicious, and you're an awesome guest. Get in here.
Dave: All right.
Phil: How are you?
Dave: Good. You?
Phil: Good. By the way, I left a message for my brother-in-law and his partner to join us, too.
Dave: Oh. More people. Good. Nice house, by the way.
Dave: Wait a minute. Is that your family? Are you married?
Phil: Yeah, but don't worry. We have the house to ourselves. They're all out of town. I am long overdue
for a boys' night.
overdue [ˌoʊvərˈduː]: that should have happened or been done before now 早该发生的
Dave: So your wife is okay with…
Phil: Oh, yeah. She suggested it. She knows I need this every so often. Long as I clean up afterwards,
every so often: occasionally; sometimes 偶尔；常常；时常
Phil: You ready for a margarita?
Cameron: Soothing, right? You see, as the music relaxes the baby, you relax.
Gloria: No, you're making the baby jump on my bladder. How can it relax listening to a song about a
Cameron: She's not a hooker, she's a private dancer. A dancer for money. She'll do what you want
her to… Oh, my gosh, I taught Lily this song. [cell phone rings] Excuse me. [beeps] Hello?
Dave: He's married. To a woman. Yeah, she's out of town. I don't know. They must have some sort
of arrangement or something.
Cameron: So what? If they know about it, who cares? You're not ready for a relationship anyway.
Just have some fun.
Dave: It feels weird. He has other people coming over. I think I'm gonna bail on this.
bail on: 爽约，放鸽子
Cameron: He's just feeling you out like you're feeling him out. I promise you, these other guests
will mysteriously cancel. Hold on just a second, sweetie. [beeping] Hello?
feel out: 试探，摸底细
mysteriously [mɪˈstɪriəsli]: in a way that is difficult to understand or explain; strangely 神秘地；莫名其妙地
Phil: Hey, you guys still coming?
Cameron: Oh, I forgot to call you. We have to cancel.
Phil: No problem. Bye. [beeps] Hey. More margaritas for us. The other guys just cancelled.
Cameron: Are you still there?
Dave: You were right. The other guys just cancelled.
Cameron: See? Now listen to me. You're gonna have two margaritas. Maybe start a third. Laugh at his
jokes. But not in that high falsetto thing. Something more manly. Let's practice.
falsetto [fɔːlˈsetoʊ]: an unusually high voice, especially the voice that men use to sing very high notes (男高音)假声
Dave: I'm not gonna laugh for you. You can be very controlling, you know that?
Cameron: Why does everybody say I'm controlling?
Dave: Oh. Gotta go.
Phil: Looks like this kennel is for bulldogs only. [high-pitched laugh, deeper laugh] You all right?
kennel [ˈkenl]: a small shelter for a dog to sleep in 狗窝；犬舍
Dave: Yeah, I'm all right. I'm great.
Phil: Oh, good.
Dave: Listen, uh, I-I don't want this to sound weird, but, um… But you and I, tonight… Is this, uh…
Phil: Sorry, Dave, what was that?
Clerk: Here you go. For a small fee, we can come to your house and assemble it for you.
fee: an amount of money that you pay for professional advice or services 服务费；报酬；酬金
Mitchell: Yeah, my Dad's more of a do-it-yourself-er, plus he's not one for strangers in his personal
Clerk: All right. Uh, well, can I help you carry it to your car?
Mitchell: Yeah, he's not gonna go for that, either. The guy won't even use the wheels on his suitcase.
Likes everyone to think he's this big, tough guy who… Okay. Wow.
Jay: Yo! There he is. All right. Let's get this done.
Mitchell: Hey, Dad, you know…
Jay: No, we don't need any help, Mitchell. Just pick up your end.
Mitchell: Dad, stop, stop, stop.
Jay: What? A break already?
Mitchell: Dad, you're obviously going through something. Look, you do not have to go through this
alone. I'm here to talk if you want.
Jay: [exhales] That's really nice of you, Mitchell, but do you wanna do it here? 'Cause I saw a little
princess table with a tea set on it. You and I could have a real gabfest.
tea set: a set consisting of a teapot, sugar bowl, cups, plates, etc., used for serving tea 茶具
gabfest [ˈɡæbfest]: an informal meeting to talk and exchange news; a long conversation 长时间的闲聊；冗长的交谈
Mitchell: [screaming] I'm such a blockhead.
blockhead [ˈblɑːkhed]: a very stupid person 笨蛋，傻子；榆木脑袋
Jay: Can't we just get this into the car?
Mitchell: Why? So you're not late for your shrink session?
session [ˈsɛʃən]: (为从事某项活动的)会面，集会
Mitchell: Yeah. I picked up on that. Bunny hugger! Saw that, too. Mobile spinner. I swear to God…
pick up on: to notice something and perhaps react to it 了解到；注意到
mobile: a decoration that you hang from a ceiling. It usually consists of several small objects which move as the
air around them moves. (通常由几个小物件组成的可随风摆动的)悬挂在天花板的装饰物
Claire: What are you doing back here?!
Alex: I didn't have the room key, and I don't want to be seen in public.
Claire: I thought about what you said before…
Moderator: When did China's last emperor ascend the throne?
emperor [ˈempərər]: the ruler of an empire 皇帝
ascend the throne: 登基
Claire: And you can say a lot of things about me, but I am not someone who lives through her kids.
Moderator: Sorry. It's 1909.
Claire: Do I like to see you succeed? Of course I do!
Moderator: Tritium is an isotope of what element?
tritium [ˈtrɪtiəm]: an isotope (= a different form) of hydrogen with a mass that is three times that of the usual isotope
isotope [ˈaɪsətoʊp]: one of two or more forms of a chemical element which have the same number of protons but
a different number of neutrons in their atoms. They have different physical properties (= characteristics) but the
same chemical ones. 同位素
hydrogen [ˈhaɪdrədʒən]: a chemical element. Hydrogen is a gas that is the lightest of all the elements. It combines
with oxygen to form water. 氢(化学元素)
Claire: But do I need that to make myself feel important? Absolutely not.
Moderator: No, the answer is hydrogen.
Claire: As a matter of fact, I'm a little hurt you would think I was so shallow.
Moderator: The Persian satrapy of Skudra included which two areas?
Persian [ˈpɜːrʒn]: from or connected with ancient Persia, or modern Persia, now called Iran 波斯(人)的；伊朗(人)的；
satrapy [ˈsætrəpɪ]: (古波斯帝国的)总督职位(任期、管辖区)
Skudra: a province (satrapy) of the Persian Empire in Europe between 510s BC and 479 BC 斯库德拉
Alex: Macedonia and Thrace.
Macedonia [,mæsi'dəunjə]: 马其顿(巴尔干半岛一古国)
Thrace [θreis]: 色雷斯(自爱琴海至多瑙河的巴尔干半岛东南部地区)
Claire: I know Moms like that, and that is not me. No way.
Moderator: Macedonia and Thrace.
Claire: Are you freaking kidding me?! Macedonia and Thrace? What even is that?! You're hardly even
listening! How could we lose this?! I said "we."
Alex: Yeah. You do that sometimes.
Claire: I'm so sorry. I am one of those Moms. I like it too much when you win. I really love lording it over
the other Moms.
lord it over somebody: to act as if you are better or more important than somebody 向…逞威风，对…称王称霸
Alex: [chuckles] Well, in our house, I'm kind of your only source for that.
Claire: You're telling me. Haley e-mails me pictures of her nails. And Luke asked me if he's part owl.
you're telling me: 这还用你说；我早就知道了
owl [aʊl]: a bird of prey (= a bird that kills other creatures for food) with large round eyes, that hunts at night.
Owls are traditionally thought to be wise. 猫头鹰
Alex: He does get his head pretty far around.
Claire: Alex, I'm so sorry.
Alex: It's okay. Maybe you do put pressure on me, but it's nothing compared to what I put on myself.
I guess I needed somebody to blame for what happened today, and there you were.
Claire: You know I'm in awe of you, right? [both chuckle] Come on. I know a back way out of this place.
be in awe of somebody/something: to admire somebody/something and be slightly frightened of them/it 敬畏，恐惧
Alex: Wait. Don't you have to return that?
Claire: No way. I paid good money for this. We're taking it down the waterslide.