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Old fool vs. young fool?

What is an old fool? Is there also a young fool?

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  • 6 年前
    最佳解答

    What is an old fool?

    There's no fool like an old fool.

    年紀大的人照說閱歷豐富,應該聰明有智慧。如果還做出蠢事,那最不該原諒。也可說是"愚不可及"。

    譬如七老八十的老頭子和二十歲的辣妹談戀愛。不顧親朋好友勸阻警告說辣妹只是愛他的錢。但這老頭子居然斬釘截鐵宣稱這是他這輩子唯一的真愛。等到後來對方拿到錢財家產逃走,他才後悔莫及。這是 old fool 最典型的例子。經常上演。

    Is there also a young fool?

    young fool 並非常用語。只是字面上的年輕又愚蠢。

    形容少不經事 wet behind the ears 可能也幹些蠢事,但不強調愚蠢

    young Turk 形容年輕激進,反權威 -- 也可能會幹些蠢事,但不強調愚蠢

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  • Kookie
    Lv 5
    6 年前

    版大可能是要問,為什麼英語中,當事者懊悔自己幹的蠢事後,習慣稱自己為 old fool, 即便說話者只是個少年?

    因為 An old fool is the worst of fools. 出自俚俗語 There's no fool like an old fool.

    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/There's+no+foo...

    2014-06-10 10:18:08 補充:

    那有沒有young fool, 當然有。

    1.)“It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool.” ―Harold MacMillan

    2014-06-10 10:20:24 補充:

    2.) They told me I was such a young fool to marry, barely out of school..

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  • chen
    Lv 7
    6 年前

    What is an old fool? Is there also a young fool?

    老蠢恰似笨漢 ,[ 蠢到若笨 ] 是嗎?

    2014-06-10 21:19:38 補充:

    So , it was too similar to distinguish both of them being fool.

    This is like a leader is to " bumbler" what a baby is to one and the same.

    如上, 真是難分何者 是蠢 是 笨 。

    這就像 一個頭頭 猶如一個嬰兒 有“bumbler”一模一樣。

    2014-06-11 07:15:06 補充:

    年紀大的人照說閱歷豐富,應該聰明有智慧。如果還做出蠢事,那最不該原諒。也可說是"愚不可及"。

    對, 是沒錯, 但, 可會是, "大智若愚" 阿 !

    臺灣 話 有一句 俗語 " 憨喀沒拔癢 " [笨到不會抓癢 ]

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  • 6 年前

    If you learn this to condemn a person, let me tell you a better way:

    如果多吃魚可以補腦讓人變聰明的話,那麼你至少得吃一對兒鯨魚……

    2014-06-10 08:27:27 補充:

    Well, master AP has an issue with whale for not being fish. Let me give you another one:

    我昨晚夢到你了:我們漫步在小河邊,相互依偎著。你抬頭凝視著我的眼睛,深情地吐出三個字……汪汪汪

    2014-06-10 11:36:33 補充:

    Master Cookie! I like your saying about young and old fool.

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  • 6 年前

    I am not a criminal, but I definitely fit into the category. "BOTH AGE GROUP" that is!!!!!

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  • 6 年前

    Young and foolish is a given;

    old and foolish is a crime.

    2014-06-10 08:16:18 補充:

    But whales are no fish and melon is no fool.

    If having fish makes you smart, having whales does no help...

    However, having melon may!

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  • 6 年前

    " Old fool vs. young fool"

    老糊塗跟少傻瓜

    What is an old fool? Is there also a young fool?

    這是怎麼的一個老糊塗啊? 還有沒有同是傻瓜一名的年輕人嗎?

    參考資料: Yoyo
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