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挪威人日常交谈常说的一个词 Texas

To most of the world, Texas is known as a big state in southern America.

世界上大多数人都知道德克萨斯州是位于美国南部的一个大州。

But to Norwegians, it is also a word that frequently crops up in everyday conversation - often in the phrase "Der var helt texas!" [That was very completely/totally texas!].

The word is slang for "crazy" or "wild" and is used to refer to a chaotic1 atmosphere, Texas Monthly first reported.

It became part of the language when Norwegians started watching cowboy movies and reading Western literature, according to Daniel Gusfre Ims, the head of the advisory2 service at the Language Council of Norway.

"The genre3 was extremely popular inNorway, and a lot of it featuredTexas, so the word became a symbol of something lawless and without control," he says.

Its first usage dates back to 1957, when it appeared in a novel by Vegard Vigerust called The Boy who wanted to buy Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. The author writes "he would make it even more texas in the village?".

Nowadays, the word is widespread all overNorway. It's frequently used in the phrase "helt texas" [completely crazy], which has appeared in Norwegian newspapers 50 times this year, he says.

It's often used negatively, but not always. "It could be a party out of control, a class out of control, or traffic. It could also be used by someone who had sold many products," he says.

1 chaotic

adj.混沌的,一片混乱的,一团糟的

参考例句:

Things have been getting chaotic in the office recently.最近办公室的情况越来越乱了。

The traffic in the city was chaotic.这城市的交通糟透了。

2 advisory

adj.劝告的,忠告的,顾问的,提供咨询

参考例句:

I have worked in an advisory capacity with many hospitals.我曾在多家医院做过顾问工作。

He was appointed to the advisory committee last month.他上个月获任命为顾问委员会委员。

3 genre

n.(文学、艺术等的)类型,体裁,风格

参考例句:

My favorite music genre is blues.我最喜欢的音乐种类是布鲁斯音乐。

Superficially,this Shakespeare's work seems to fit into the same genre.从表面上看, 莎士比亚的这个剧本似乎属于同一类型。

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