片语飞花之七：Smoking English (IV)
摘要：抽烟是个"evil"。但爱吸烟者虽也多承认吸烟是坏事，但却说吸烟是个"necessary evil"即"必要的坏事"；而嫌烟者则认为坏事就是坏事，都是不必要的--那有什么"necessary evil"可言。
--...he steered the car with the other hand, knocking the dottle(烟斗中吸剩的焦烟丝) out into the ashtray...
--An old Squat woman...leans against a wall in the shade, smoking a pipe, stubbing the bowl with her thumb.
--Horn lit a fresh cigarette from the butt of the first, then dropped the burning end and trod it...
--Jake crushed his cigarette.
--Tobbat joked as he ground out his cigarette in the ashtray。
##--On the weed means to be smoking heavily. If you say a man is "really on the weed" you mean to smoke too excess.
烟抽的厉害(smoke heavily)用on the weed。
"To be on sth." means to be addicted to it. This phrase is popular with users of narcotics, they say "A is on heroin,吸毒成瘾" or "B is on the bottle,（酒鬼）" meaning they drink heavily.
A young man might say, "I'm back on weed again.（抽烟者经常说的话）" to mean he was smoking again after attempting to stop. Or a student could ask, "How long have you been on the weed?"
抽烟是个"evil"。但爱吸烟者虽也多承认吸烟是坏事，但却说吸烟是个"necessary evil"即"必要的坏事"；而嫌烟者则认为坏事就是坏事，都是不必要的--那有什么"necessary evil"可言。
关于Smoking English贴了四次了。各位smoker and no-smoker alike对tobacco culture 也多少了解了，更多的烟草文化还要靠各位烟友继续在现实生活中发扬光大呀。 什么， 我可没有拿烟草公司的赞助费。To smoke, or not to smoke？ 各位都老大不小了，自己看着办吧。我。。。睡觉去了--今天不抽烟了：）