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Dramedy

2021/01/07 04:13:04 網誌分類: 生活
07 Jan
          Languages evolve all the time, with new words becoming popular and old words no longer used. The English language, with its alphabet of 26 letters, is constantly evolving. New words are invented all the time. Google is an American technology company with the world's most popular search engine. Now Google has become an English verb. If people want to search something on the internet, they say they will "Google" it. Last week, while Googling popular shows on Netflix, I saw the word "dramedy". I seldom use this word because, as a political columnist and TV host, I rarely need to use it. But it's an interesting word.

          The word "dramedy" comes from the words "drama" and "comedy". It describes a TV show or series that combines drama with comedy. I started watching a "dramedy" series on Netflix called Cobra Kai, which is based on the 1980s Karate Kid movies. Many words describe different types of TV or radio shows. A "docudrama" is a TV series based on an event that actually happened although docudramas are not intended to be accurate in every detail. It comes from the words "documentary" and "drama". The TV series The Crown about Queen Elizabeth II is a docudrama. Some experts have criticized the accuracy of the TV series, saying it is more a drama than a docudrama.

          A "sitcom" is a TV comedy series in which the same main characters appear in each episode in a different story. A "sitcom" combines the words

        "situation" and "comedy". My favourite sitcom is Seinfeld. It was one of the most popular sitcoms. I watched the entire series several times. Seinfeld ended years ago. The TV series Friends, which ended years ago, was also a very popular sitcom. One of the oldest descriptions for a TV or radio show is "soap opera". A soap opera is a long-running TV or radio series about the lives and problems of a group of characters. In the 1950s, soap manufacturers sponsored soap operas on American radio. That's why they are called soap operas.

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          語言一直都在演變,新詞變成潮語,舊的字不再有人用到。有着二十六個字母的英文,亦在持續演變中,一直都有新字發明出來。谷歌是一間美國科技公司,有着全球最受歡迎的搜索引擎;現在,Google已變成一個英文動詞。若人們想上網去搜尋甚麼資訊,他們會說他們要“Google”一下。上星期,當我正Googling在Netflix有甚麼熱門的節目時,我見到“dramedy”一字。我很少用到這個字,因為作為一個政治專欄作家和電視節目主持,我很少機會需要用到它;但它着實是個有趣的字。

          Dramedy來自“drama”和“comedy”這兩個字,它是形容結合了劇集和喜劇的電視節目或電視劇。我最近開始在Netflix看一套「正喜劇」(dramedy)名《眼鏡蛇道館》,它是建基於一九八○年代的電影《龍威小子》。形容電視或電台節目的類型有許多字詞,a“docudrama”即紀實劇,是根據真人真事,但紀實劇(docudramas)沒有要將事件的每一項細節都精準呈現。此字來自於“documentary”和“drama”二字。關於英女皇伊利沙伯二世生平的電視劇《王冠》就是一齣docudrama。一些專家批評這套電視劇不大符合史實,說它是戲劇多於紀實劇(docudrama)。

          A“sitcom”就是處境喜劇,每一集都是同樣的主角,但有着不同的故事。A“sitcom”結合了“situation”和“comedy”二字。我最喜愛的處境喜劇(sitcom)是《宋飛傳》,它是最受歡迎的處境喜劇(sitcoms)之一,整套劇集我已重溫過數遍。《宋飛正傳》多年前已完結。而另一套亦於多年前結束的電視劇《老友記》,也是一套非常受歡迎的處境喜劇(sitcom)。一個最古舊的電視或電台節目形容詞是“soap opera”。A soap opera是電視或電台的長壽肥皂劇,故事圍繞一群人物的生活與所遭遇的困難。在一九五○年代,肥皂製造商贊助美國電台上的肥皂劇播出,因此它們就叫做soap operas。中譯:七刻

        Michael Chugani 褚簡寧

        
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SCY 2020/08/08

Yes, I agree that there are many rotten apples working in the government.  I mean those getting salary from the government but opposing the CCP.  Shame on those rotten apples.  They should resign from the government.