Nov 1, 2009

Four Score and Seven Years Ago

在美國總統林肯的著名演說 Gettysburg Address 中,也就是「of the people, by the people, for the people」的出處,在開頭的第一句話是 "Four score and seven years ago...",這裡 score 是什麼意思呢? 

score 的意思多如牛毛啊~在 Merriam-Webster dictionary 中,第一條的解釋就是:
a. twenty
b. group of 20 things — often used in combination with a cardinal number, for example, four score
c. an indefinitely large number

所以"Four score and seven years ago"指 87 年前,注意這裡是單複數同形。


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