Sharpening Your English through Humor
What an attractive sight!
In a military drilling encampment, an
officer ordered two young women soldiers to whitewash one of the houses
in the barracks but not to have their military uniforms stained anyway.
In their opinion, it was totally out of
the question. But orders ought not to be disobeyed or defied. So they
locked the door from inside, peeling themselves off totally naked. Then
in natural condition, they flung themselves into whitewashing the house
that way. All of a sudden, there was a knock at the door.
“Who is it?” asked one of the ladies.
“A blind man is here at the door,”
answered a man.
Considering there being no embarrassment
for a blind man to come in, they unlocked the door.
“Wow, so attractive!” the man shouted
delightfully, “I can’t tear myself away from such a beautiful scene.”
1.encampment: a camp or a campsite
2.disobey or defy: abide by: To conform
to; comply with: 遵守…；依从…：(1) He disobeyed his mother and went to
the party. 他不听母亲的劝告，参加了那次聚会。(2)Her pupils often get the
rough edge of her tongue when they disobey her.
3.peel: to remove one’s clothes;
undress.脱衣服: They peeled off their clothes and jumped into the river.
4.fling oneself into: plunge into;
全力投入；投身: At 16, he flung himself into the revolutionary
5.there being: 语法结构：（1) There being
no possibility of winning the fame, the players took a passive defense
strategy. 由于没有取胜的可能性， 队员采取消极防守的战术。 （2）They know
clearly that there being no delay in deciding the urgent rescuing
6.tear away from: To remove (oneself, for
example) unwillingly or reluctantly. 使…勉强地离开;
使（例如某人自己）不情愿地或勉强地离开: The exhibition is so
attractively laid out that the visitors couldn’t tear themselves away
from the hall. 展览布置得如此漂亮，参观的人不舍得离开。返回搜狐，查看更多