Cancelled 「被取消了」

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如果一件事情被 「cancelled」 取消了,它就不會再發生了。但 「cancelled」 現在有了新的含義,如何用 「cancelled」 來 「取消一個人」?什麼是 「cancel culture(取消文化)」?聽菲菲和 Rob 的講解。

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Feifei
大家好!歡迎來到 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」。我是馮菲菲。

Rob
…and hello! It’s me, Rob.

Feifei
Rob, 你看起來有點不耐煩!

Rob
Well, I am. I had tickets to see Roy’s Rolling Biscuits next week, but now the gig has been cancelled.

Feifei
Cancelled? 演唱會取消了,這應該是意料之中的事情。最近有很多活動都被取消了。

Rob
But this was 『The Biscuits’ – the best band ever!

Feifei
Well, Rob, to be honest, I cancelled them a long time ago.

Rob
What?! You had tickets and you cancelled them?

Feifei
No, Rob. This is another meaning of 『cancelled’. I didn’t like the bad language in the band’s songs so I stopped supporting them – I 『cancelled’ them.

Rob
Oh!

Feifei
Yep. 「Cancel」 一個人是近來頻繁出現的一種現象。如果一個人,尤其是一位名人,因為一句話或一件事情,而遭眾人抵制,這時我們就可以說這個人被大家 「cancelled(取消了)」。

Rob
OK, Feifei. Let’s hear some examples.

Examples
I was a big supporter of our local mayor until he agreed to build the by-pass. I’ve cancelled him now.

My favourite singer started singing anti-climate change songs. She’s cancelled as far as I’m concerned!

Cancel culture means we can shame celebrities on social media when they have controversial opinions.

Feifei
這裡是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。以上我們聽到的三個例句都用 「cancel」 表示人們 「取消」、甚至 「抵制」 某人。「Cancel」 某人的意思是 「因某人的言行,尤其是一位名人,而不再支持這個人」。這個現象被稱為 「cancel culture(取消文化)」。

Rob
So, you’ve cancelled supporting Roy’s Rolling Biscuits, and my gig has been cancelled. What am I going to do now?

Feifei
Hmm… what about trying to get tickets for that other band you like?

Rob
The Bananas? Oh, no, I’m cancelling them because their tickets are always too expensive.

Feifei
Oh dear, Rob. It looks like you’ll be having a quiet night in. Bye.

Rob
Bye!