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Diastemaという語は知らなくていいのですが。。。

 


Stephen Colbertがレターマンの後を継ぐことが決まり、以下のようなコメントをしていました。謙遜して、相手を立てている表現と同時にユーモアも感じ取ることができますね。

Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career, I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave's lead.

I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.

ただ、一瞬Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.の意味が分かりませんでしたが、レターマンの下記の写真を見てようやく理解しました。日本人が出っ歯の芸能人と聞いて明石家さんまを思い浮かべるようなものかもしれませんね。随分若い頃の写真ですが。。。

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WikipediadでもDiastema(正中離開、歯隙)という項目で、彼の名前が載っています。ちなみにfront teeth gapでGoogle検索するとMadonnnaやElton Johnが最初に出ています。

In humans, the term is most commonly applied to an open space between the upper incisors (front teeth). It happens when there is an unequal relationship between the size of the teeth and the jaw.

(中略)

Some well-known people noted for having diastema include country music singer Charley Pride, models Jessica Hart, Lindsey Wixson, Lauren Hutton and Lara Stone, American television news reporter and anchor Michelle Charlesworth, American football player Michael Strahan, actresses Vanessa Paradis, Eve Myles, Béatrice Dalle, Jorja Fox and Anna Paquin, actors Ernest Borgnine and Terry-Thomas, singers Madonna and Laura Pausini, singer-songwriter Elton John, rock musician Flea, rapper 50 Cent, late night show host David Letterman, comedian Paul F. Tompkins,[4] professional wrestler and former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode, Major League Baseball player Jimmy Rollins, Elvis Costello and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.[1][2]


以下のリンク先では、Gap-Toothedの有名人が紹介されています。a sign of happiness, luck, good fortune, sexuality and wanderlustのように受け取られているんですね。

Gap-Toothed Grinners
They've been referred to as a sign of happiness, luck, good fortune, sexuality and wanderlust. Cultures all around the world have their take on gap teeth, and now—thanks to prominent figures who proudly flash the space in their smile—they're considered a mark of beauty and individuality. Here are a few of the stars who helped to make gap teeth fashionable, proving to men and women everywhere that they no longer need to be ashamed of their grins.




さて、彼の番組と言えばTop10リスト、AFNなどを聞いていても彼のTop10リストを聞くことができたので、個人的にもなじみがあります。




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