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赖蛤蟆想吃天鹅肉

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赖蛤蟆想吃天鹅肉 FYRO

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Aiming too high

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摘自李敖网站

——狱中给女儿的信选刊之十五
亲爱的小文:
    英文中说一个人吹牛,就说All his geese are swans.(他所有的鹅都是天鹅)。天鹅比鹅珍贵,珍贵得人人都想吃,包括瘌蛤蟆。请姥姥给你讲什么叫“瘌蛤蟆想吃天鹅肉”(a toad dreaming of eating the swan's meat)。爸爸有一个朋友,在台北衡阳街口卖芝麻饼,他追一个阔家小姐,阔家小姐的妈妈把他告到警察局,警察骂他“想吃天鹅肉”,他后来把卖的饼改名“天鹅饼”。
    因为天鹅优雅美丽,所以很多诗、歌都写它。德国名作曲家瓦格纳(Richard Wagner)作过名曲(这个字不发音),描写天鹅,四姑父四姑会有这唱片。写《丑小鸭》(The Ugly Ducking)的丹麦童话家安徒生(Hans Christian Andersen),也写过《野天鹅》(The Wild Swans),你看安徒生童话的时候,可以特别注意这一篇。另外俄国作曲家柴可夫斯基(Peter Tchaikovsky)也作过舞剧《天鹅湖》(The Swan Lake)。
    虽然说人像鹅一样笨(as silly as a goose),但却称赞人举止像天鹅一样闲雅(graceful asa swan),闲雅也可以写做娴雅。
    游泳有一种跳水的姿势,就叫天鹅式(swan dive),这是美国的叫法,英国则叫燕子式(swallow dive)。
    传说天鹅死前要唱歌,所以英文“天鹅之歌”(swan song)就转用来表示最后的行动或作品(诗、歌等等都算)。
    神话中有“天鹅少女”(swan maiden),只要穿上一种“天鹅衫”(swan shift),就变成女天鹅,谁要检到这天鹅衫,这个少女就要听谁的话。
    Swan是白的,但澳洲有一种黑天鹅(black swan)。

爸 爸  一九七四年二月九日

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癞蛤蟆 not 赖蛤蟆

a toad craving for swan's meat - a fat pipe dream

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Thanks

Thank you very much,my chat.

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JFYR: Crying for the moon.

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