That’ll be the day 哪有這樣的事,絕對不會發生

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據說,辦公室有一盤美味的餅乾,這可饞壞了主持人 Neil,但餅乾卻根本不見蹤影。奇怪,Rob 明明說他留了幾塊在會議室裡……這可能嗎?有一個地道英語表達可以用來描述這種情況。聽 Neil 和佳瑩的對話,學習 “that’ll be the day” 的含義和用法。

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Jiaying
大家好,歡迎收聽 BBC英語教學的 “道地英語” 節目,我是佳瑩。

Neil
… and I’m Neil. Hi, Jiaying. Have you seen any biscuits around here? I’m really hungry!

Jiaying
呃,不好意思。這裡是會議室,可沒有餅乾。不過,你可以去廚房休息區看看,沒准那裡有餅乾呢!

Neil
Well, I’m only looking in here because Rob promised to leave some biscuits on the table!

Jiaying
Right! That’ll be the day!

Neil
Oh, have I got the wrong day? Did he say that he would leave the biscuits on another day? I didn’t miss them, did I? It wasn’t yesterday, was it?

Jiaying
No, Neil. Calm down! 我說的是 “that’ll be the day”。我們用這個表達來諷刺地說 “哪有這樣的事,除非太陽打西邊出來了”。我想說的是,Rob 是絕對不會放過一塊餅乾的,他肯定會全部吃光的。

Neil
Ah… that makes sense. Yeah, Rob does like his biscuits. I thought it was strange he was leaving some in the meeting room. But what happened to them?

Jiaying
Well, we can talk more about this mystery after these examples.

Examples
He said he was finally going to apologise! That’ll be the day!

You think you’re going to beat me at Monopoly? You never have and never will! That’ll be the day!

I’m not speaking to her because she forgot my birthday again! That’ll be the day when she actually remembers!

Jiaying
你正在收聽的是 BBC英語教學的 “道地英語” 節目。我們正在介紹表達 “that’ll be the day”,它的字面意思是 “這一天會來”,實際上是在諷刺地說我們不相信會有這樣的事情發生,“哪有這樣的事”。

Neil
I think I understand what happened to the biscuits. I misread the text. It wasn’t from Rob. It was from Roy! I wasn’t wearing my glasses!

Jiaying
I wish for once you’d remember to wear your glasses. That’ll be the day!

Neil
Very good! And oh, no – I replied to the message! I wrote: ‘Great! Thanks for leaving the biscuits in the meeting room!’ – but I accidentally sent the message to Rob!

Jiaying
Oh, no! You told Rob exactly where to find them. Well, you never know. He might have left you some in the kitchen.

Neil
That’ll be the day! I once saw Rob eat an entire packet of biscuits in seconds. There’s no chance there are any left!

Jiaying
Oh, well. Never mind. Bye, Neil.

Neil
Bye!

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