Wednesday, December 19

傷風感冒 cold(s) 及 流行性感冒 flu

cold 傷風感冒 flue 流行性感冒

There's still no cure for the common cold, which can be caused by any of more than 200 viruses. Antibiotics won't help a flu or cold: They treat bacterial infections, not viruses.

● 如果傷風感冒了:溫鹽水漱口;瑜伽鼻壺加蒸餾鹽水清鼻;洗熱水澡。紫錐花錠/維他命C/鋅錠可縮短傷風感冒期,但無法避免感冒。
For a cold. Rest, drink liquids, gargle with warm salt water, and use a neti pot to flush the nose with distilled saltwater; suck on nonmedicated lozenges or swallow a bit of honey (don't give lozenges to young kids or honey to babies under 1 year old); and take a bath or shower to let warm, moist air loosen phlegm. Echinacea, vitamin C, or zinc lozenges might shorten the duration of a cold, but they won't keep you from getting sick.

● 如果感染了流行性感冒:休息及喝水。
For the flu. Rest and drink fluids.

√ 多洗手,少用手揉眼、鼻,可減少感染感冒的機會。
Wash your hands to stop spread of cold germs. When people sneeze or cough, the germs that are making them sick are expelled into the air in tiny droplets. These droplets can get onto your hands. If you touch your mouth, eyes or nose, you may be infected.

(參考文章來源: 讀 Consumer Reports 全文)

相關連結: 病毒

Tuesday, December 18

Internet? 還是 internet?

internetInternet? 還是 internet? 這字的第一個字母要大寫或小寫? 要把它當專有名詞? 或是普通名詞?

美國及加拿大的出版品大多用 Internet;其它國家或出版品認為 internet 已成為一般的名詞,大多用 internet。

Publishers have different conventions regarding the capitalization of "Internet" or "internet" ....

Monday, December 17

reindeer 馴鹿

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

魯道夫馴鹿,因為有個紅紅的鼻子,常遭到其他的馴鹿的嘲笑, 且也不讓他加入他們的遊戲。但是在某個聖誕夜,聖誕老公公找魯道夫領路,將禮物發送出去。(有歌詞字幕)

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
Had a very shiny nose,
And if you ever saw it,
You would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names;
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say,
Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?

Then all the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
You'll go down in history.

Wednesday, December 12

say “cheese”

猜謎: What did the mouse say to the Web cam?


注解 1:Web cam 網路攝影機
注解 2:拍照時常說的用語「cheese」,因為說時,嘴角會上揚。
注解 3:mouse 滑鼠,老鼠 【老鼠喜歡奶酪】

相關連結:cheese (起司)