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10月 20th, 2018

【原创】志萍版摩登家庭英语笔记 05×12: Under Pressure – Part3

摩登家庭笔记, by 李志萍.

Cameron: Physical education is a critical part of every school day. As we develop the mind, so we must
the body. This begins with good
nutrition, uh, physical activity, sportsmanship, and attention to personal
hygiene. No, please, please, please don't go. I know this is boring, but this isn't my idea. I wanted to
play a spirited game of dodgeball, but –
nutrition [nuˈtrɪʃn]: the process by which living things receive the food necessary for them to grow and be healthy 营
养(动植物摄取并同化营养物质的过程)
hygiene [ˈhaɪdʒiːn]: the practice of keeping yourself and your living and working areas clean in order to prevent
illness and disease 卫生;清洁

Dr. Donna Duncan: That sounds fun. I'll play dodgeball.

Gloria: I'll play, too.

Parent: Anything's got to be better than this. 

Cameron: Oh, well, you know what? We're really not supposed to, but you know what? Hey, guys, listen
to this. My name's Cam. I'm the sheriff of Dodge… Ball. Okay, you guys are the Hatfields. You are the
McCoys. Mr. Mandelbaum, I'd like you to stay seated. You're gonna be our referee. All right, everybody,
let's dodgeball!

 

Cameron: Dodgeball was a smash. Dr. Donna and Gloria were like two assassins just picking off their
victims one by one. 
smash: a song, film/movie or play that is very popular (演出、戏剧、歌唱等的)巨大成功
assassin [əˈsæsn]: a person who murders somebody important or famous, for money or for political reasons (尤指刺
杀杰出政治人物的)暗杀者,刺客
pick off: to aim at and shoot one by one 逐个瞄准射击

 

Cameron: Okay, last two dodgeballers. Are you ready?

Dr. Donna Duncan: Yes.

Cameron: Are you ready?

Gloria: Yes!

Dr. Donna Duncan: Oh, I'm so sorry.

Gloria: I'm going to kill you!

Cameron: Gloria, Gloria, Gloria, don't! Ow! My eye!

 

Manny: So, you like theater, and you just put this fake thumb in our fries.

Piper: Yep.

Manny: I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say we're with the wrong people.
go out on a limb: risk doing something that other people are not prepared to do 爬高枝;担风险;豁出去

Luke: Let's just switch dates and get this party started.

Zoe: What? We don't want to switch.

Piper: Yeah. I'm not attracted to you.

Zoe: And I'm not attracted to you.

Luke: Wait a minute. We like all the same things, but you don't think I'm cute?

Piper: I've got a thing for Latin men.

Zoe: I like 'em dumb.

Luke: Ugh. Well, that's just offensive.

Manny: And shallow. Just because we're guys doesn't mean we don't have feelings.

Luke: Yeah. I don't feel good about this. It makes me feel… bad.

Manny: Come on, Luke. Let's get out of here.

Piper: Our parents aren't home. If you want, we'll make out with you.

 

Manny: I'm not proud of what happened next. 

Luke: I am.

 

Mitchell: He's not home. How's the cleanup going?
cleanup: the process of removing dirt, pollution, or things that are considered bad or immoral from a place 打扫;清洗

Haley: Well, I think I got most of them.

Mitchell: You've been at this a while. How come you only have like eight peanuts?

Haley: Instead of carrying them around, I made a huge pile right over th– Again?!

Mitchell: Geez. They're everywhere. Oh, God. No! Bird!

Haley: Aah!

Mitchell: Oh, no! Oh, no! No, no, no, no, no!

Haley: Oh, no! What is that smell?! It smells like French fries!
French fries: French fries are long, thin pieces of potato fried in oil or fat. 炸薯条

Mitchell: It's biodiesel. Can you plug it up?
biodiesel [ˈbaɪoʊdiːzl]: a type of fuel made from plant or animal material and used in diesel engines 生物柴油
plug up: 堵住;塞住

Haley: Oh, what? With what? Popcorn?

Mitchell: Oh, geez. Oh, God.

Haley: No! My boots! This is a disaster!

Mitchell: Save the seals!

Asher: What — what — what — what the hell? What did you do?

Mitchell: Uh, I won a green award. That's what.

 

Jay: You think you can get this thing to work?

Phil: Hey, you're supposed to be the lookout. What if somebody walks in?
lookout: someone who is watching for danger in order to warn other people about it 望风者

Jay: Gee, they'll call my parents. Hey! Look! You did it!

Phil: Yeah, it's not that big of a deal. Listen, I'm gonna get back to class.

Jay: Before you go, let me ask you a question. How do you know how to do all this stuff?

Phil: Back in high school, I was in the A.V. club. We did all kinds of crazy things. One year, we hid a
microphone in the gym. We could totally hear everything that was going on at prom.
A.V.: 音频(audio)和视频(video)的简称

Jay: I used to make fun of guys like you. This is pretty cool.

Phil: Really? You think this is cool… First down!

Jay: All right. Best open house ever.

Phil: It's all gravy when you're in the A.V.
gravy: extra benefit 外快;意外收益

Jay: Admit it — doesn't it feel good to break a few rules, take a walk on the wild side? You're welcome.

Phil: No, you're welcome. I'm the one who set this whole thing up.

Jay: Let's just say we make a good team.

Phil: To us.

Jay: There he goes. There he goes. Come on, come on!

Phil: Come on!

Jay: Come on!

Phil: Yeah!

 

Alex: I've been like this for as long as I can remember.

Dr. Clark: Can you give me an example?

Alex: Well, when I was little, I was in a spelling bee at school and I really wanted to win. I don't know
why. There was no prize. No one cared. My parents didn't even know I was in it. I just felt this weight
on my shoulders, like if I lost, I'd… I don't know. I just had to win.
spelling bee: a competition in which children try to spell words correctly. Anyone who makes a mistake is out and the
competition continues until only one person is left. 拼字比赛

Dr. Clark: And did you?

Alex: Yep. Know what the winning word was? Responsibility. 

Dr. Clark: Is that what you feel? A responsibility to win all the time? To always be the best?

Alex: That's one way to put it.

Dr. Clark: And this responsibility — where does it come from?

Alex: I'm not sure. It's just… there.

Dr. Clark: So it's an internal pressure.
internal [ɪnˈtɜrnəl]: used to describe things that exist or happen inside a particular person, object, or place 体内的;
内部的

Alex: Yeah. Kind of. I mean, once you start overachieving, people expect things from you.
overachieve [ˌoʊvərəˈtʃiːv]: to do better than expected in your studies or work (在考试或工作等中)取得超过预期的成
绩,超水平发挥

Dr. Clark: Like what people?

Alex: You know, the world… Teachers, parents, other kids. It's not all internal. Don't get me wrong. I
like the way I'm
wired. It's what's going to get me into a good school. It's what makes me who I am.
wired [ˈwaɪərd]: excited or nervous; not relaxed 紧张的;焦虑的;不安的

Dr. Clark: And how is that — being who you are?

Alex: I don't know. Mostly good. A little exhausting. Sometimes hard. I guess there's your answer. It's
hard being me.

Dr. Clark: Tell me a little more about your family.

Alex: They're pretty normal, I guess. I'm not like any of them, but that doesn't really bother me.

Dr. Clark: Ever?

Alex: Only when they say things like "Alex, you study too much" or "don't freak out" or "go do something
fun."

Dr. Clark: So, your siblings – they don't experience the same pressures you do.
sibling [ˈsɪblɪŋ]: a brother or sister 兄;弟;姐;妹

Alex: Oh, God, no. They don't care about school.

Dr. Clark: Hmm. Why do you think that is? I mean, you all grew up in the same house with the same
parents, yet you're the only one who feels this
enormous pressure to achieve at such a high level.
enormous [ɪˈnɔːrməs]: extremely large 巨大的;极大的

Alex: Why do we even have to talk about my family? They don't have anything to do with this. They
don't get me.

Dr. Clark: How's that feel?

Alex: I don't know.

Dr. Clark: You're a smart girl. Try a little harder.

Alex: I said I don't know. I feel… kind of alone.

 

Mrs. Bay: I realize our juniors are busy with S.A.T.s, so as a rule, I only give two hours of homework
a night.
as a rule: 通常,一般说来

Claire: Two hours?

Mrs. Bay: Our students are highly advanced. It's nothing they can't handle.
advanced [əd'vænst]: An advanced student has already learned the basic facts of a subject and is doing more
difficult work. An advanced course of study is designed for such students. 高阶的(学生、课程)

Claire: You know, I'm — I'm sure they can. It's just that if they have two hours in this class and they
have an hour for A.P.
Bio and an hour and a half for, um, advanced lit and — hang on one second.
Let me just do this on the board, 'cause then it's — um, we got 2 and I and 1.5 and then another, uh,
hour and a half for A.P. History — gives us…
bio: short for biology 生物学
lit: the humanistic study of a body of literature 文学

Nina Patel: It's 6.

Claire: Yes! Nina, I was getting there. Thank you! Thank you so much! If I could just have a second
to think without all the tippy-tappy typing. 6.

 

Cameron: Well, I hope you're happy. You've ruined dodgeball for everyone.

Gloria: She was the one who threw that ball in my face.

Dr. Donna Duncan: Only because you threw yourself at Mr. Ingram.
throw oneself at: 拼命讨好

Cameron: Okay, ladies, please. Can't you see what's going on here? You both just want what's best
for your kids. Huh?

Donna Duncan: I need to get this trip for Wesley. I'm tired of him being so mad at me all the time.

Gloria: Why is he mad?

Dr. Donna Duncan: Oh, he blames me for the divorce. His father will always be the hero. It's hard to
blame someone who's never there.

Cameron: Now, can't you relate to that?

Gloria: It will get better. Kids always figure out who's really there for them.

Phil: Again, we're very sorry about the projector.
projector [proʊˈdʒɛktər]: a machine that projects films or slides onto a screen or wall 放映机;投影仪

Jay: I'll send a check on Monday. Hi, honey.

Gloria: I got in trouble.

Jay: Whatever she did, add it to my tab.
tab: the total cost of goods or services that you have to pay, or the bill for those goods or services 总价钱;帐单

Principal Brown: All right, let's do this. No. No, no, no. Not you two, just you. Come on, sheriff.

 

Claire: Oh, hey, honey. How did it go?

Alex: Good. And I made another session for next week.

Claire: Hmm.

Alex: How was the open house?

Claire: Wow. So intense. I had no idea the kind of pressure you're under. Honey, I was just you for two
hours. I could barely hold it together. I don't know how you don't have a meltdown every day. I — oh,
honey. Sweetie, what? Did I say something?

Alex: Yes. Thank you.

Claire: Okay. Okay. Okay.

 

Mitchell: Again, I am so sorry. I-I guess, in retrospect, it was a little crazy that I wanted to show you
my
State Bar Association award.
in retrospect [ˈretrəspekt]: thinking about a past event or situation, often with a different opinion of it from the one
you had at the time 回想起来

Haley: Stop.

Asher: And it's possible I come on a little too strong.

Mitchell: No. No, no. I like to think that I'm greener than I am, but maybe I just want the credit without
doing all the hard work that you do.

Asher: Well, you're right — it is hard, but, you know, it's also alienating. You know, no one wants to be
friends with me. I-I can't tell you the last time I had people over for dinner, which is probably a good
thing. You know, with solar power, it takes four days to roast a chicken.
alienate somebody [ˈeɪliəneɪt]: to make somebody less friendly or sympathetic towards you 使疏远;离间

Haley: Really?

Asher: If you want it cooked all the way through, yeah.

Haley: Hmm.

Asher: You know I had salmonella three times?
salmonella [ˌsælməˈnɛlə] : a disease caused by bacteria in food. You can also refer to the bacteria itself as
salmonella. 沙门氏菌感染;沙门氏菌

Mitchell: If you want to come over to our house for dinner, we kind of owe you.

Lily: You can play with my dollhouse.

Asher: Yeah? Is it made from sustainable materials?
sustainable [səˈsteɪnəbl]: involving the use of natural products and energy in a way that does not harm the
environment 可持续的

Lily: Forget it.

 

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