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World News

“Spider-Men” delight families in lockdown

Two men who have been dressing as Spider-Man on their daily run have become popular on the web among families in lockdown.

Jason Baird and Andrew Baldock have been jogging in Stockport, Greater Manchester, dressed as the superhero to spread joy among their neighbours.

They have become known as the “Stockport Spider-Men”.

“I’ll do this every day as long as my legs hold out. It’s just to keep everyone smiling,” said Mr Baird.

The 34-year-old, who runs a martial arts school in the town, said his friend first dressed up as the comic book character on a live video call to some of their students.

The next day Mr Baldock went around his estate in the same costume, so Mr Baird decided to follow suit by borrowing a Spider-Man outfit from an acquaintance.

The friends, who are now going on their daily runs in costume, have set up a Facebook page which has attracted more than 1,000 followers in 24 hours.

lockdown 封鎖
dressed as… …の格好をする、…に扮する
martial arts 武術
follow suit 先例に倣う、後に続く、同様の措置を講じる
acquaintance 知人

Jason Baird氏とAndrew Baldock氏は近隣に喜びを広めるため、グレーターマンチェスターのStockportでスーパーヒーローに変装してジョギングをしている。

Jason Baird and Andrew Baldock have been jogging in Stockport, Greater Manchester, dressed as the superhero to spread joy among their neighbours.





Japan News:

Drinking parties go online as coronavirus keeps people at home

More drinking parties are being held online in Japan as people increasingly stay home in self-isolation to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 and pubs operate for shorter hours at the request of local authorities.

With major Japanese cities set to remain under a state of emergency through May 6 due to the virus pandemic, such online parties are expected to become a new means of communication for those compelled to remain at home but who want to keep in touch and casually chat with friends.

Japandemic Co., a brewery in Matsuyama, the capital of Ehime Prefecture, organized the party via Zoom Video Communications Inc.’s online conferencing platform. It was attended by about 10 people from Tokyo, Kanagawa, Hiroshima and other parts of Japan.

The company delivered its DD4D craft beer to the participants before the event.

“Everyone drinks the same beer and enjoys the same taste and flavor. Zoom is an interesting tool for people who really love drinking to come together.” One of the attendees said.

self-isolation 自主隔離(外出自粛)
COVID-19 新型コロナウイルス
at the request of… …の要請で
state of emergency 緊急事態
compelled to… …せざるを得ない
come together 集まる




株式会社JAPANDEMIC COMPANYは愛媛県の首都松山市にある醸造所で、ズーム(Zoom Video Communications Inc.’s)が提供するオンラインプラットフォームであるアプリを通してパーティを主催した。参加者は、東京、神奈川、広島など他県から約10名が出席。



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Business English Expression and Phrases <ビジネス英会話フレーズ>
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opt out of~ 「~から身を引く → ~に参加しない」
Mr. Smith decided at the last minute to opt out of a weekend trip to Okinawa he had been planning with friends.


optは「選ぶ、決める」という意味で、opt out of ~は「~(=活動、団体、組織など)から脱退する/撤退する/身を引く」。他にも、opt between ~「~のうちのどちらかを選択する」、opt for/in favor of ~「~の方を選ぶ」などの決まった表現がある。ちなみに、optは、ラテン語のoptare「選択する」が語源。名詞はoption 「選択」。 at the last minuteは「土壇場で」。
flip side 「裏側」
The confident person’s flip side is arrogance.


flipは「裏返すこと、指ではじくこと」という意味の名詞。flip sideで「裏面、裏側」を指す。このように、「名詞+名詞」と並べると、前に置かれた名詞が形容詞化する。なお、動詞flipには「裏返す、ひっくり返す、(ページなどを)さっとめくる」以外に、「(コインなどを)親指と他の指ではじく/トスする」という意味があり、コインの表か裏かで順番などを決める際などに用いる。Let’s flip a coin.「コインを投げて決めよう」、We flipped a coin to decide who would begin first. 「誰が最初に始めるかコインを投げて決めた」のように使う。
ビシネス英会話 boil down to~ 「つまるところ~ということになる」
It boils down to presence, a magical mix of confidence, charm and communication skills that exerts an outsize impact on one’s social stature and ability to climb the ranks, experts say.


boil「沸騰する、(ぐつぐつと)煮える」は、boil downで「煮つめる」、boil down to ~で「~に要約する/される、つまるところ~ということになる/~の問題だ」という意味になる。他にも、It all boils down to just one thing.「つまるところ、すべてはたったひとつのことに集約される」のように使う。 似たような表現にat the end of the day「1日の終わりには→結局のところ、最後には」があり、特に口語でよく使う。
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Long con

Is there a problem, office?

Ma’am, you were speeding.

Oh, I see.

Can I see your license please?

I’d give it to you but I don’t have one.

Don’t have one?

Lost it 4 times for drunk driving.

I see… Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.

I can’t do that.

Why not?

I stole this car.

Stole it?

Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.

You what?

His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see.

The office looks at the woman, slowly backs away to his car, and calls for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.

【Officer 2】
Ma’am, could you step out of your vehicle please!

The woman steps out of her vehicle.

Is there a problem sir?

【Officer 2】
One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.

Murdered the owner?

【Officer 2】
Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please?

The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.

【Officer 2】
Is this your car, Ma’am?

Yes, here are the registration papers.

The first officer is stunned.

【Officer 2】
One of my officers claims that you do not have a driving license.

The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer. The officer snaps open the clutch purse and examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.
Thank you, Ma’am, one of my officers told me you didn’t have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.

Betcha the lying bastard told you I was speeding too.






是非そうしたいのですが 、持っていないんです。












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