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英國風土民情

英國人

Fair play 精神指的是?

punch&Judy(龐奇與茱蒂)的涵意?

能詳盡敘述上2項英國民情的意涵嗎?

還有其英文(原文)對這2項的解釋敘述?

越詳盡越好

感激不盡!

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  • Elisa
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    1 decade ago
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    The word “fair” comes from medieval English, in which it meant “beautiful”, “pleasant”, “pure” or “immaculate”. Its first appearance (1205) was in reference to the weather. From the 14th century onwards, the adjective began to be used in the figurative sense, encompassing the idea of rightness. The word “fair” has been associated with sport since the mid-19th century. Thus things that were “fair” were those that were beautiful, both aesthetically and morally.

    The word “play” also came from medieval Englishh, and meant “to occupy oneself in a physical activity, frolic, make music”. “Swordplay”, referring to fencing, was its first use linked to physical activities.

    Its origins can be traced back to the Middle Ages, to the period of knights. Knights were expected to live by a code of conduct (chivalry) which entailed military, social and religious responsibilities.

    The transfer of values continued with the development of sports practiced in the 19th century by the aristocrats and gentlemen who succeeded the knights.

    Since the 19th century, the word has frequently been used in relation to the acceptance of rules and traditions associated with the games practiced particularly by the British ruling classes.

    See more details at: http://multimedia.olympic.org/pdf/en_report_1065.p...

    The Punch and Judy show is a puppet play that's been a traditional entertainment in English seaside towns since the seventeenth century. It features a hunchbacked brute called Punch who amuses his audience of little children by beating his wife Judy with a stick, trying to murder their baby and generally behaving in a grotesquely criminal fashion. The puppet master is called the Professor.

    It offers a grotesque parody of family life, with excursions into the surreal, and uses the format to take a sideways look at the society which gave it birth.

    2008-06-15 06:07:55 補充:

    In Mr. Punch's case his message is one of anarchic nonconformity and defiance of convention. It leads him on his path to confronting - and defeating - the Devil. Mr Punch was his determination not to have outsiders, be it policeman or crocodile, interfere in his affairs.

    2008-06-15 06:08:08 補充:

    Some have compared The Punch and Judy show to Mr. Simpsons (The US cartoon show).

    2008-06-15 06:50:08 補充:

    Sorry, I meant Mr. Simpson in "The Simpsons".

    Source(s): Myself. Went abroad at age 11. With 32 years experience speaking and writing English. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992., Myself. Went abroad at age 11. With 32 years experience speaking and writing English. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992., Myself. Went abroad at age 11. With 32 years experience speaking and writing English. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992.
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