A stuffy apartment

2019/04/09 04:12:29 網誌分類: 生活
09 Apr
          Whenever my friends come to my home, they say it is very stuffy. Even my part-time domestic helper often says my apartment (flat) is stuffy. They always suggest that I open the windows. I always tell them if I open my windows and balcony door, bugs will fly in. I hate having bugs in my apartment. They always insist bugs cannot fly very high. I live on the 36th floor. My friends and part-time domestic helper insist it is impossible for bugs to fly that high. I always tell them it is a fallacy to believe bugs cannot fly up to the 36th floor.

          A stuffy apartment is an apartment that has no fresh air or ventilation. My apartment is often stuffy because I worry about bugs flying in if I open the windows. I also do not like to turn on the air-conditioner in the summer because it makes my nose uncomfortable. I use a fan instead when I sleep during the summer. The word “bug” used this way is an American slang word for insect, such as a mosquito. The word “fallacy” means something that a lot of people believe is true but is, in fact, not true. Many people believe mosquitoes cannot fly up to the 36th floor. This is a fallacy.

         In fact, bugs such as mosquitoes, flies, bees, and wasps can fly very high. Sometimes, mosquitoes are blown by the wind to even the 60th floor. A few times, when I opened my windows and balcony door to make my apartment less stuffy, flies flew in. I often see dead wasps on my balcony floor. Mosquitoes that bite humans prefer to fly to around 25 feet. But they are able to fly as high as hundreds of feet. Mosquitoes have even been seen in the Himalayas. I can say as a fact that I have been bitten by mosquitoes in my apartment. It is a fallacy that they cannot fly very high.


         A stuffy apartment就是空氣不流通、不通風的單位(apartment)。我的單位(apartment)常常都不透風(stuffy),因為我擔心若我開了窗,蟲子(bugs)會飛進來。我也不喜歡在夏天的時候開冷氣,因為那會令我的鼻子很不舒服。我夏天睡覺的時候會開風扇。 Bug在這裏是美式俚語,指例如蚊子的昆蟲。Fallacy是指很多人信以為真的事,但其實是個謬論。許多人以為蚊子不能飛到三十六樓那麼高——這就是個謬見(fallacy)。



        Michael Chugani 褚簡寧

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Retired MH
Retired MH 2019/09/21

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Monster Hunter
Monster Hunter 2019/08/18

Michael, if you buy only one any of your mentioned items in your this article, I do think police has no excuse to arrest you.  Will you buy ten umbrellas or knives at a time? It would be ok if you can give your explanation.  If I were the head of student union and told you I got ten high power laser pointers to view stars at a time, I think only morons will believe my explanation.  I have been reading your articles for over three years but this is my first time to feel very dissappointed you wrote such nonsense article this time.