日期:2020-12-29 Do you like shopping? For shopaholics in the UK, the place to head to used to be the high street. This location refers to the streets in the centre of a town where businesses and popular branches of retail chains could be found. It was the place whe... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-11-13 In Europe, dont accidentally cut yourself out of someones life. Here in the US, a set of kitchen knives seems like the perfect gift idea for a wedding or holiday. However, in certain European countries like Germany, superstition dictates that a knif... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-10-24 What did you want to be when you were growing up? A doctor, an engineer - or maybe a footballer or actor? We all had big plans for our futures and believed there was a dream job waiting for us one that would pay well and give great job satisfaction.... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-10-22 Back in the late 1700s, long before people understood the reason behind immunity, farmers and doctors in rural areas of Britain noticed that dairymaids and other people who got a mild disease called cowpox seldom caught its fearsome cousin, smallpox... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-10-14 一月跟五月有什么关系?为什么要放在一起说?它们关系还真挺亲密的。 其实这个俚语起源于一个典故,January和May是该故事中的两个人的名字。前者是一位男爵,他在60岁时娶了一个如花似玉的名叫May的年轻姑娘。 他们相爱了,所以,January and May也就变成人们调侃的老... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-09-22 Have you ever eaten kosher food? Thats food which conforms to the Jewish dietary regulations of kashrut. These regulations forbid consuming pork or shellfish of any kind, for example. Meat from other animals, such as cows and lamb, are OK provided r... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-09-18 Eat no fish是一句英国的民间俗语,这句话的来源是: 英国伊丽莎白一世即位后,面临的首要任务是处理遗留的宗教问题。她大刀阔斧地对宗教问题进行改革:颁布新的《至尊法案》和《三十九信条》,重立英国国教,与罗马教廷决裂,确定英国国王为英国教会最高首领。 其中《... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-04-23 Shaking hands seems like a gesture that has been around forever. Indeed, a throne base from the reign of ancient Assyrias Shalmaneser III in the 9th century BCE clearly shows two figures clasping hands. The Iliad, usually dated to the 8th century BC... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-04-22 世界地球日(Earth Day)即每年的4月22日,是一个专为世界环境保护而设立的节日,旨在提高民众对于现有环境问题的意识,并动员民众参与到环保运动中,通过绿色低碳生活,改善地球的整体环境。 Earth Day is the name given to two different annual observances that a... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-04-22 The Friday after Thanksgiving was coined Black Friday in the 1960s to kick off the holiday shopping season. In America, its basically its own holiday. The black in Black Friday refers to stores moving from a loss to a profit. Back in this time perio... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-04-09 Museums are a vital part of a world-famous university, which are often run by a university, typically founded to aid teaching and research within the university. In the University of Cambridge, there are altogether seven such museums-Fitzwilliam Mus... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-03-23 斋戒(节食)是指人们一段时间完全不吃东西或者不吃某些东西。通常人们因为宗教原因斋戒。 People can live without food for a few weeks, but they cannot live without water for more than a few days. To fast is not to eat at all or not to eat certain foods... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-03-23 What do the state flags look like? Where can I find the flag for a country? How can I find out what a flags colors mean? What is the history of the United States Flag? What is Flag Day? Where can I learn all about flags? flag Introduction flag, piec... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-03-18 南瓜其实是一种爱称 In English, the word pumpkin is often used as a term of endearment. Other English words that people commonly use to express their adoration for someone include babe, baby, beautiful, buddy, cupcake, cutie-pie, darling, dear, hands... 阅读全文>>

日期:2019-12-05 Smith is still the most commonly used surname in every English-speaking country around the globe, a study has found. 一项研究发现,史密斯仍然是全球所有英语国家最常用的姓氏。 Lending firm NetCredit has researched the worlds most common family names b... 阅读全文>>

日期:2019-11-28 While its possible-even probable-that pumpkins were served at the 1621 harvest festival thats now considered the predecessor to Thanksgiving, attendees definitely didnt dine on pumpkin pie (there was no butter or wheat flour to make crust). 尽管有可... 阅读全文>>

日期:2019-04-20 The UK flag is NOT entirely symmetrical! 英国国旗并不是完全对称的! You can rotate the flag and it still will be the right way up but you cant invert it. Look at the white diagonals and you will see why. On the side next to the flagpole, (the hoist... 阅读全文>>

日期:2019-04-20 As far as holidays go, Easter is second only to Halloween in American candy sales - thats a lot of chocolate bunnies. 就节假日而言,复活节的糖果销量在美国仅次于万圣节:其中有很多是巧克力兔。 Easter - the most spiritually significant holiday of the C... 阅读全文>>

日期:2018-12-26 Every year, families across the US and the UK hang up quirky little pickle-shaped ornaments when it comes time to trim their Christmas trees. 每年圣诞节,美国和英国的家庭都会在圣诞树上挂上新奇有趣的腌黄瓜状小饰品。 The practice is favored by many En... 阅读全文>>

日期:2018-03-17 For years, couples have dedicated a single ring finger to romance when any other digit would do. A case of left side, strong side? Not according to history. 多年来,夫妇们都是把象征爱情的戒指戴在左手的无名指上,虽然,其他任何手指也可以履行这一职责。... 阅读全文>>

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