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cocktail

cocktail

Date: Jan 31 2008

Themes: Alternative, Music, Pop Culture

引語

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

“Hopefully we can bring…one giant evil cocktail that is one thousand proof.”

- Shock rocker Marilyn Manson on reuniting with an old bandmate…and Satan. (Rolling Stone)

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

a mixture of things, particularly alcohol

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

Anyone who has been to a bar knows what a cocktail is. It’s a mixed drink like a whiskey sour, or rum and Coke. But cocktail has a lot of other uses too.

For instance, people who have to take a combinations of a lot of medicines for a serious illness like HIV refer to their medicine as a cocktail. You’ve probably heard of a Molotov cocktail, which is a bomb that’s easy to make in bottle.

Really, any mixture of things can be called a cocktail. Marilyn Manson recently reunited with Twiggy Ramirez, a bass player he used to write a lot of songs with but stopped playing with in 2000. He said that the combination ought to make for a potent cocktail. Since the strength of alcohol is measured in proof, Manson jokes that his band will be “one thousand proof” which would be an impossibly strong cocktail.

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“With a mixture of Turks, Ukrainians and one American, the wedding was something of a cultural cocktail.”

“The healer mixed the smelly ingredients into a peculiar cocktail.”

猜對了

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

Mixture of evil things!
作者 NorwinBalitan
mixture ??
作者 sweet-angel86
a mix of some things.
作者 hassan147
highlook a mixture of anything
作者 highlook
memotota An iced drink of wine or distilled liquor mixed with flavoring ingredients, something resembling or suggesting such a drink
作者 memotota
mixture
作者 amitalhacat
Juliny I guess, 'cocktail' means kind of well-matched group.
作者 Juliny
leeloo25 It is a mixture of a number of different things, especially ones that do not go together well, but the result will be amazing
作者 leeloo25
cocktail is a mix of different things. In case with Marilyn Manson, maybe he meant that it will be mix of music, light and action at the stage.
作者 vodol
drinks? or means one thousand songs... good songs. As a band, they mixed like a cocktail, very well.
作者 MarshallLiu
amado colliction
作者 amado
Mix
作者 LO
He was referring to Twiggy and Satan together: what an explosive mixture!
作者 irenevinci
nad1a He's comparing the intensity of the "cocktail" his going to mix up to that of a super strong beverage, with the percentage of alcohol in it, like 1000%; speaking metophorically of course, of stirring up a huge mixture of a whole lot of different elements (meaning his music, live performance or whatever he's up to this time around).
作者 nad1a

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雪*

雪*

China

he’s voive is cute

12:28 PM Dec 31 2011 |

zoza123

Egypt

oh yeah its really wonderfull  coctail

03:49 PM Nov 07 2009 |

abdullah999

Seychelles

we have a common drink that calls coctail

02:29 AM Jul 21 2008 |

miss-solarz

Denmark

i love marilyn manson! he is the best rock star!!!

11:24 AM Feb 07 2008 |

k@ny0y@

k@ny0y@

Chile

weird mixture!
cocktail…

08:07 PM Feb 04 2008 |

johanne

Philippines

A fruit salad can be called a Cocktail. right?

01:47 PM Feb 03 2008 |

siouxie

siouxie

Philippines

With the mixture of Asian, African and American Pitt-Jolie’s family is sort of a cultural cocktail.

11:10 AM Feb 01 2008 |

dfskt

dfskt

Brazil

Red Bull with wiskhy….I like a lot…rs

08:15 PM Jan 31 2008 |

jerry_z

jerry_z

China

It’s a helpful lesson~Ebaby is a great cocktail

07:52 PM Jan 31 2008 |

R.

China

It’s my first lesson on this web. anyway,not so dingy.

05:04 PM Jan 31 2008 |

wac

France

salam salut hi cava cocktail ! houdoe

03:30 PM Jan 31 2008 |

sheeda

sheeda

Serbia and Montenegro

i use to like to drink wine ,red wine ,cocktail is my favour .any different cocktail thing be vanished.

10:53 AM Jan 31 2008 |

Tarık Altın

Turkey

Selam Naber?

08:44 AM Jan 31 2008 |

tiffintime

tiffintime

Sri Lanka

Great lesson! From my hotel experience, rock bands and cocktails are sometimes so similar; it’s the packaging.

06:17 AM Jan 31 2008 |

kaushalyats

Sri Lanka

people from every corner of the world, speaks different languages ebaby is a real cultural cocktail

05:15 AM Jan 31 2008 |

milan22parmar

United States

Englishbaby, a cocktail place for people across the world.

03:50 AM Jan 31 2008 |

mahmoudjeexaa

Somalia

CockTail !! Hmm, Oh I don’t like ALCAHOL & Mixed Cocktail is prohibted my religion Islam. Alcahol is the High way direct to the EVIL

03:24 AM Jan 31 2008 |

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