Insight into English: humour vs. jibe, parody vs. spoof, to have a nosey и продолжение разговора о книгах

Слово «пародия», анг. parody, произошло от греческого para- «рядом, вместе» и ode «песня». однако в речи англичане предпочитают употреблять слово spoof. Также можно сказать, что parody — технический термин, то есть например, фильм в жанре пародии — это именно a parody film.
Есть еще lampoon — резкая сатира, высмеивающая общепринятые нормы. В речи слово не используется, зато был такой популярный журнал.

humour vs. jibe
jibe — тоже самое, что сарказм, такое колкое замечание. Только делается оно не для того, чтобы вас задеть, а чтобы посмешить говорящего или даже вас самого.
to have a snoop = to have a nosey — полюбопытствовать, взглянуть одним глазком
Our neighbours have a new car. Let’s pop in and have a nosey.
Также Катрина попросила меня придумать примеры для следующих выражений, в которых есть слово book(s)

Be in good books — быть у кого-то на хорошем счету: In the film Did you hear about the Morgans? Hugh Grant’s character, Paul, is trying everything to get in his wife’s good books after he cheated on her.

A coffee table book — If we often invited different people and if we actually had a coffee table we would certainly arrange some coffee table books, those would be some superficial, very colourful books about art or travelling that our guests could leaf through while waiting for the coffee or looking for what to say next.

to go by the book — по правилам, по уставу: When you start being a teacher you do everything by the book.

when you start driving you do everything by the book

Cook the books — подделывать бухгалтерские книги: He was fired because he had been cooking the books for ages.

Don’t judge a book by its cover — внешность обманчива: That’s what I always say to myself when I first meet a person. Don’t judge a book by its cover, don’t judge a person by the way he or she looks. But the truth is in the majority of cases the appeareances do reflect the person’s personality.

That’s one for the book! — удивительный случай: it’s so shocking you would like to put

a turn-up for the book — неожиданный поворот сюжета

He came home last night at 8. That’s one for the book! He never comes earlier than midnight.

My sister stayed in on a Saturday night! That’s one for the books.

That’s a turn-up for the books — a Frenchman who loves English food.

to have one’s nose in a book — увлеченно читать, читать не отрываясь: I remember walking down the street in icy cold weather when a girl with her nose in a book passed me. I was utterly bemused what book was so interesting it made her go down the street in minus 25 wearing no gloves to be able to turn pages!

not to crack a book — не заниматься, и книги не раскрыть

I passed that test without even cracking a book. That’s one for the book!

to throw a book at someone — обвинить во всех смертных грехах: When I am angry with my father I am ready to throw a book at him.

I made the police officer angry, so he took me to the station and threw the book at me.

The judge threatened to throw the book at me if I didn’t stop insulting the police officer.

И еще вопросы, чтобы организовать a nice chat about books:

  • How many books have you read in your life?
  • Is there a time in your life when you read all the time?
  • How many hours do you spend reading in a week?
  • Have you ever been to a book signing or met an author?
  • Do you have any ideas for a story for you to write?
  • Do you read books based on recommendations?
  • What are some of the books that were recommended to you?
  • Were you ever given a bad recommendation?
  • Did it change your opinion of the person who recommended the book?
  • What books have you recommended for other people?
  • What was your favorite book growing up?
  • Is there a book that you have read more than once?
    • What was the title?
    • How many times did you read it?
  • Is there a book you just couldn’t finish?
    • What was the title?
  • What is your favorite time of day for reading?
  • Where is your favorite place to read?
  • Do you listen to music while you read?
  • Do you often read book before go to bed?
  • What factors are important to you when choosing a book to read?
    • Reviews?
    • A Recommendation from a friend?
    • The front cover?

Еще вопросы про книги вы найдете в посте Давайте поговорим о книгах

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