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「常識を働かせて英文を読もう」というのは当たり前過ぎてアドバイスにもならないかもしれませんが、英文の解読に必死になりすぎると常識を働かせるのが疎かになります。こちらの記事はUSA Todayの記事内容を紹介するものですが、「東京五輪開催は論理的に不可能」という見出しは奇妙に響きます。「論理」ではなく「現実」なら分かりますが。。。該当部分を確認してみます。







"I do not think (holding the) Olympic Games in 2021 is (a) realistic goal," Kentaro Iwata, a professor of infectious diseases at Kobe University in Japan, wrote in an email.


"It would be far from what the IOC calls 'normal,'" said Ronald Waldman, a professor of global health at George Washington University. "It would hardly be recognizable. And I just don’t see it happening."


Instead, COVID-19 has proven to be relatively persistent — especially in countries like the United States, where cases have spiked dramatically in recent weeks.

Waldman, who previously worked with the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said it now appears "very, very likely" that the disease will still be spreading across much of the world by the early months of 2021. And that does not bode well for the Olympics.

"The major concern is not just the holding of the event itself, which I think is logistically almost impossible," Waldman said. "But when you factor in all of the time that’s required up front, the lead-up time for both organizers and the athletes, I just can’t imagine that could all happen."

the holding of the event itself, which I think is logistically almost impossibleを読めば単にlogisticallyをlogicallyと読み間違えたことがわかります。logisticallyはここでは後で補足説明されていてlead-up timeが足りなくいことで準備が間に合わなくて開催どころではないと語っていることがわかります。指摘されれば些細なことに思えますが、このパラグラフのところをうまく理解できていないから読み間違えが起きてしまったのではないかなと思ってしまいます。



One year until Tokyo 2020



23 JUL 2020

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee have released a video at the Olympic Stadium to mark one year to go until the exact moment the Opening Ceremony will be held for the postponed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

The video, which contained messages of support for all athletes aiming to participate at next year’s Games, was unveiled on the main screen of the Olympic Stadium at 8 p.m. local time and expressed Tokyo 2020’s determination to keep a beacon of hope alive until sports can resume as normal.
東京の組織員会とは別にオリンピックのチャンネルに上がっていたOne year until Tokyo 2020の方は全世界にアピールする内容になっています。池江選手だけでなく大坂選手も登場しているのは世界的な知名度から含まれたのでしょうか。

自分の国のアスリートに感情移入するのはどの国も同じでアメリカNBCの方はSimone Bilesを筆頭にアメリカ選手を使った動画になっています。


APRIL 30, 2020
By Michael P. Hill

NBC Sports has released a promo centered around the fact the 2020 Olympics will now take place in 2021 but still marketed as the 2020 Olympics.

When the IOC announced that the Olympics would be pushed to 2021, it was also said it would still be marketed and officially known as the “2020” games

Using the banner “Same dream. Different Year,” NBC drives home that point with large text reading “2020NE.”

It’s obviously supposed to be read as “twenty twenty-one” and a round glyph is designed to do double duty as both the “O” in “one” and zero in “2020.”


"Going in every day knowing and hoping 2021 is on the horizon keeps me going," the four-time Olympic gold medalist said on "TODAY.'
July 23, 2020, 9:15 PM JST / Updated July 23, 2020, 10:09 PM JST
By Ben Kesslen

Superstar gymnast Simone Biles said despite the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and the possibility the games might be cancelled outright, she and other Olympic athletes are continuing to "train as if."

"Going in every day knowing and hoping 2021 is on the horizon keeps me going," Biles, a four-time Olympic gold medalist and the most decorated female gymnast in history, said on "TODAY" on Thursday morning about her training.


Friday would have been the day of the opening ceremony of the now postponed Tokyo Olympics. The athletes will pause, but not for long.
By Greg Baum JULY 23, 2020

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In the alternative world in which we all used to live, gold medal swimmer Mack Horton would be in the athlete’s village in Tokyo this Friday, keeping an idle eye on the Olympic Games opening ceremony on television and steeling himself for the 400 metres the next day.

Reigning world javelin champion Kelsey-Lee Barber would be in a training camp with the rest of the Australian team elsewhere in Japan, conducting an impromptu opening ceremony of their own. They did one in Florida just before the 2016 Rio Games and it’s a cherished memory.



Find something new


Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump on how the #FindSomethingNew advertising campaign seeks to raise awareness about the multiple pathways that exist for people to find a career

イヴァンカが失業に苦しんでいるアメリカ国民にFind something newと呼びかけて失笑を買っています。トランプ批判の急先鋒のリンカーンプロジェクトの動画はこちら。

I mean, who cares if you're about to be evicted, lose your health care, or can't make ends meed. Find something new. Can't feed your kids, let them eat cake.

庶民の苦しみを理解しないセリフと言えばlet them eat cakeなんでしょう。いろいろなメディアで使っています。

PUBLISHED: 05:12 BST, 14 July 2020 | UPDATED: 22:36 BST, 14 July 2020


The First Daughter channels Marie Antoinette as she lectures unemployed Americans

Ms Trump’s outsized role in American life epitomises more than just her father’s administration. She is little different to close relatives of many wealthy Americans who have mistaken their inheritance for a licence to lecture those less fortunate. It is not Ms Trump’s misreading of the jobs market that sets her apart. It is the fact that she and Jared Kushner, her husband, are the US president’s closest advisers.

フィナンシャルタイムズのコラムにあるmany wealthy Americans who have mistaken their inheritance for a licence to lecture those less fortunateという指摘は以前話題になった漫画を思い出させますね。

8:48 am on 22 May 2015 
Toby Morris , Cartoonist & Illustrator

A.Ikeda (ライター)
そんな問題を描いた、Toby Morrisさんのマンガ。

こういう決まり文句はバリエーションも生まれるのが面白いところ。イバンカは政権スタッフにもかかわらずいち民間企業のGoya beansを自分のインスタで取り上げたことでさらに呆れさせました。それを批判して生まれたのがlet them eat beans. Goya beans!

Opinion by  Alexandra Petri
July 16, 2020 at 6:31 a.m. GMT+9

Besides, this sends a broader message! This just goes to show that millions of Americans, if they tried, could Find Something New, as Ivanka’s most recent (pre-bean) ad campaign tried to remind them. Of course! That was it. It was that the thought of getting a new job had not occurred to people; that was why they were struggling and filing for unemployment in huge numbers. And if people do not have enough bread, let them eat beans. Goya beans! They might turn out to be cake. Anything might!





Ryan Bort |2019/11/01 11:30

「最近は特定の若者がこのカルチャーに毒されていて、ソーシャルメディアを通じてますます過激になっていると感じることがある。つまり、『俺はできるだけ他人を非難して、相手にいい加減にしろと言い放って、世の中を変える。あいつの行いは間違っているとか、あいつは文法すら知らないで喋っているとツイートしたり、ハッシュタグしてやるんだ。世の中のために良いことをした俺は気分が良くなって、あとは傍観者を決め込む。なあ、俺ってものすごくウォークだろう? だってアンタをこれだけ非難したんだから。じゃ、俺はテレビでお気に入りの番組でもみるかな』というような態度だ。こんなものは行動主義じゃない。こんなやり方で世の中を変えることなどできない。そうやって気に入らないものに石を投げつけているだけなら成功には程遠い」

“I do get a sense sometimes now among certain young people, and this is accelerated by social media — there is this sense sometimes of the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people, and that’s enough. If I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right or used the wrong verb, then I can sit back and feel pretty good about myself. Did you see how woke I was, I called you out. Then I’m going to get on my TV and watch my show … That’s not activism. That’s not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you’re probably not going to get that far.”

「なあ、俺ってものすごくウォークだろう?」ってなんのことだと思ったらDid you see how woke I wasと英文記事ではなっていました。翻訳者を庇うとしたら英辞郎がそのまま「ウォーク」という訳語を当てたからでしょうか。



woke adjective
(especially North American English, informal)
​aware of social and political issues, especially racism
We need to stay woke and keep fighting for what's right.

mainly US informal
aware, especially of social problems such as racism and inequality:
She urged young black people to stay woke.





awake(目覚める/悟る)という言葉をベースにしたスラングで、ソーシャル・アウェアネス(社会で起きていることに対する認識)があることを意味する。今起きている社会問題に対して認識や理解を深めようという意味で、「stay woke(ウォークでいよう)」というフレーズがSNSで使われ出して流行した。

OEDには2017年に見出語として採用されたようです。背景の中でBlack Lives Matter関連に触れていますね。

Woken is the usual past participle of the verb wake in modern English, but in some historical and contemporary varieties the past tense form woke is also used as a past participle. Participial use of woke in some African-American varieties of English has generated an adjectival meaning that has recently become prominent in general American use, prompting the addition of a new entry for woke as an adjective. The original meaning of adjectival woke (and earlier woke up) was simply ‘awake’, but by the mid-20th century, woke had been extended figuratively to refer to being ‘aware’ or ‘well informed’ in a political or cultural sense. In the past decade, that meaning has been catapulted into mainstream use with a particular nuance of ‘alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice’, popularized through the lyrics of the 2008 song Master Teacher by Erykah Badu, in which the words ‘I stay woke’ serve as a refrain, and more recently through its association with the Black Lives Matter movement, especially on social media.

This well established but newly prominent usage of woke has become emblematic of the ways in which black American culture and language are adopted by non-black people who don’t always appreciate their full historical and cultural context. It is therefore of particular interest that the earliest citation for woke, adj. in the figurative sense comes from a 1962 article by the African-American novelist William Melvin Kelley in the New York Times, entitled ‘If you’re woke, you dig it’, which describes how white beatniks were appropriating black slang at the time. The article was illustrated with a cartoon of lexicographers struggling to understand ‘today’s Negro idiom’ (1962 N.Y. Times 20 May, p. 45).

Because of the term’s prominence in today’s popular culture, as well as the role it seems to have played in the 1960s and 70s, the OED Appeals Program is currently seeking any contextual evidence (i.e. not from a glossary or definition) of woke meaning ‘well informed’ or ‘alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice’ that dates from earlier than 2008.


(Urban dictionary)
The act of being very pretentious about how much you care about a social issue
Yeah most people don't care about parking spaces for families with disabled pets. I wish they were woke like me.


By Charles Love June 28, 2020 


Donald Trump and his supporters want the rest of us to stay asleep.
By Damon Young
Mr. Young is the author of “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker.”
Nov. 29, 2019