Clever clogs 自以為聰明的人

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慣來講究時髦的菲菲買了一雙木底鞋 「clogs」,但 Rob 卻稱這雙鞋為 「clever clogs」。穿上木底鞋會讓菲菲更聰明嗎?Rob 將在節目中講解 「clever clogs」 的實際意思和用法。

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Feifei
大家好,歡迎再次來到 BBC 英語教學的《地道英語》節目。我是馮菲菲,還有我的搭檔…

Rob
I’m Rob!

Feifei
Yes, of course you are. And… what’s the capital of Greenland?

Rob
Strange question – why are you asking?

Feifei
Well somebody has sold me a pair of 『clever clogs’ and I’m trying them out… but they don’t seem to be working – I don’t feel any cleverer.

Rob
They’re nice shoes, Feifei, but I’m afraid wearing them won’t improve your intelligence – in fact buying them has made you look stupid not clever.

Feifei
Thanks! 我買了一雙 「clever clogs 聰明的木底鞋」,但 Rob 說買了這雙鞋讓我顯得很愚蠢。這到底什麼意思?

Rob
Clogs are interesting, though. They’re made of wood, and were first made in Holland. They were used for farming, but are also used for dancing and…

Feifei
Yes, Rob, I know you’re trying to show how clever you are but it’s actually quite annoying.

Rob
I’m just demonstrating what a clever clogs is. It’s someone who’s annoying because they think they know more than everyone else.

Feifei
That sounds like you! 原來,在英語裡,我們可以用 「clever clogs」 來形容一個自以為是的人,自以為聰明的人。Let’s hear some clever examples.

Examples
If you’re such a clever clogs, why don’t you work out our accounts?

My brother’s such a clever clogs; he always comes first in the pub quiz.

We got lost in the city because Neil, being such a clever clogs, insisted he knew the right way to go. He didn’t!

Feifei
這裡是 BBC 英語教學的《地道英語》節目。我們正在給大家介紹 「clever clogs」 的意思和用法。「Clever clogs」 用來形容那些自認為比別人知道得多,或者總是認為自己是對的人。

Rob
Yes, and of course I’m right in saying you were stupid to buy a pair of clever clogs to make you more intelligent. You can’t buy intelligence!

Feifei
Hmm, actually they’re very comfortable and ideal for wearing around the office. But come on, Mr Clever Clogs, if you’re so smart, what is the capital of Greenland?

Rob
Err, it’s Anchorage, of course.

Feifei
Wrong! 格陵蘭島的首都是努克 Nuuk。Who’s clever now?

Rob
Smart Alec!

Feifei
Smart Feifei, actually. Bye.

Rob
Goodbye.