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sham

sham

Date: Sep 20 2007

引語

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“If they won’t give you a visa, we’ll arrange a sham marriage.”

- Comedian Aziz Ansari to Sri Lankan-British vocalist M.I.A. on sneaking her into the US. (HARP)

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

hollow; phony; for the purpose of deception or appearances

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

M.I.A. recently tried to tour the US, but couldn’t get in to the country because she was denied a visa. How annoying!

Luckily, as an international pop star, there are plenty of Americans who would love to marry M.I.A., and if you marry someone in the US, you’re welcome to live here. As far as Americans to marry for citizenship go, you could do a lot worse than Aziz Ansari, a stand up comedian who stars in the MTV show, Human Giant.

But of course, if Aziz and M.I.A. got married it would be a sham. Even if he truly loves her (and how could he not?), she only wants to marry him out of dedication to her American fans. Since the marriage is just to deceive the government, it’s a sham.

If Aziz and M.I.A. do get married, they ought to live in Hollywood, because there are shams all the over the place there. They make sham streets for movies out of pieces of cardboard propped up to look like buildings. The sham couple might make some sham friends out of people who are just tying to further their careers as performers, but don’t really like Aziz and M.I.A. personally. There are even a lot of sham faces and bodies on all the people who get plastic surgery in Hollywood.

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“When I visited the language school, I thought it was a really great place. But it turned out to be a total sham. They didn’t teach us anything!”

“My family appears to get along, but it’s just a sham. As soon as no one’s around, we fight like crazy.”

猜對了

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

false, fake
作者 wonkapet
birsencan fake..
作者 birsencan
Torch not true
作者 Torch
pall12 false
作者 pall12
False
作者 kevin wong
ekidz220 fake, ungenuine
作者 ekidz220
Josh K false, something no true
作者 Josh K
not real
作者 yoma
make believe
作者 fsube95@yahoo.com
bogus fake
作者 fsube95@yahoo.com
fabrication
作者 Dass
not real or not really what it seems to be
作者 efsun.333@hotmail.com
rubie91 not real, just pretend
作者 rubie91
Lonely phony or pseud.
作者 Lonely
sham marriage means faked marriage. Not mariage for real but for immigrating purpose.
作者 ttcmytma
a fake
作者 gloriawpai
JoI pretended or fake, hypocritical
作者 JoI
highlook faked, or pretended marriage. not true
作者 highlook
it's a fake or crooked wedding!
作者 thais.p
clestrad I think it means "false"
作者 clestrad
fake
作者 periwinkle.chic
Sham means fake, not real.
作者 Anasita
Newcastle She means a marriage motivated not so much by love but instead by a desire for political advantage or personal convenience.
作者 Newcastle
sham means not genuine but intended to seem real. here sham is referred to get a unnatural marriage for getting visa.
作者 seema2312
This what my friend did in USA to get a sitizenship, arranged a sham, (fake,not genuine,counterfeit,imitation)marriage.It's not legal,but she does everything to get what she wants.
作者 gumpa
fake
作者 FonLovesYou
sham means "fake", "not genuine".
作者 Izel
a fake, dummy, fictitious
作者 look_closer
It´s a mock marriage, not a real one.
作者 jzalakain
Blue-Smile Something that is not as true as it seems to be.
作者 Blue-Smile
This "sham" sounds That thay would show that they are married but actuall they are not married.
作者 spaithankar
wubai pretended;not genuine
作者 wubai
liru false
作者 liru
Lordson Someone or something that is not what it pretends to be, or pretence.
作者 Lordson
mock or dummy
作者 sweety_bubbly
fake
作者 elainhiphop

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alkhader

alkhader

United Kingdom

Hello Milly
Please keep it up
Alkhader

04:32 PM Nov 22 2008 |

psr_2211

India

super sham

03:09 PM Mar 04 2008 |

susihayati

susihayati

Indonesia

To get the image that people like or accept of something that not true.

12:00 PM Feb 03 2008 |

jhdawd

jhdawd

Syrian Arab Republic

sham means left
My region is called so

08:33 PM Nov 23 2007 |

jerryjeff

jerryjeff

United States

Well,nowadays marriage is on of the most wicked commitments ever.

02:21 AM Oct 25 2007 |

icingblue813

China

I think the there are shams all over the society!Accept them or not,It all depends how we look at them!

01:40 AM Oct 18 2007 |

lips

lips

Malaysia

its just a stepping stone to start a new life in a new country.

12:47 PM Oct 07 2007 |

alexandre

alexandre

Brazil

really nice slang. wil be useful for me, sure.

08:14 PM Sep 26 2007 |

r9aziz

r9aziz

United States

false,fake,artificial

01:11 PM Sep 25 2007 |

khazool

khazool

Jordan

an arrangment false marriage for purpose of immigration

09:46 AM Sep 22 2007 |

milly2011

milly2011

China

In hollywood , there are some sham ,even much sham, but we all can understand and accept them , they also can stand up ; However, in the real life , the sham is not welcome by us . hoping the world will be more faith ,less sham day by day in future.

01:03 AM Sep 22 2007 |

lion of the desert

Yemen

i think thal they ‘re legal immigrants to the U.S

12:33 PM Sep 20 2007 |

babyxiao

babyxiao

China

sham and real, are difficult to be divided in the reality.

12:01 PM Sep 20 2007 |

shv_2005

shv_2005

India

very tough

11:42 AM Sep 20 2007 |

explorer143

Pakistan

i assume that it’s, deceive, bogus, phony, artificial…

10:03 AM Sep 20 2007 |

theramz206

Yemen

YES , I THINK IT MEANS CHEAT

08:56 AM Sep 20 2007 |

vishwa_bagi

India

hi

08:39 AM Sep 20 2007 |

emmi377

Pakistan

Hello
My Dear
I read your profile today. I read it and very happy. I am hardworking man. I like play cricket and watch movies and talk with every matter to her parents. My father has died last year ago. My father behavior with me as a friend every matter will talk with each other. I like you. Because you talk on love matters. This is a good for you. I like that person who likes the love matters. My nick name is emmi. What’s your nick name? I share every thing with you as soon as. Day by day our loves begging. No body stops our love until then If God will. I love you . I huge you under Moonlight. I can stop here and wait your mail and send me snaps.
God Bless You
Have Nice Day
Kisses for You
Yours truly,
Imran Imtiaz
Imranimtiaz248@gmail.com
<><> LOVE <><>
Love is like a dove, That stands on your hand
Love is like the sun, that you can express with your fun,
Love is in your heart, which is a body part,
Love in a hundred years will be gone forever,
Forget about your fortune and fame
Use you hope now or burn into the ashes of pain
I need you now before this time will come,
Then my lips and heart will be so numb.
Remember one thing that I’ll always love you,
Even if you run away and say two magic words, ‘I do’
I sit down thinking about you on the bay.
Remember love is with you, and with you always.

07:56 AM Sep 20 2007 |

somaliland

somaliland

Somalia

It turned out that they weren’t legal imigrant at USA – They were just a sham married.

05:59 AM Sep 20 2007 |

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