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Smile wiped off British clown's face 英國小丑愁苦滿面

A sad-looking clown in San Salvador, El Salvador, June 19, 2007. 六月十九號,在薩爾瓦首都聖薩爾瓦多的一位愁苦滿面的小丑。

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A British clown is very sad because he can't use his balloons for his next act.

Barney Baloney said bosses at a supermarket in England where he is going to appear told him to leave his balloons at home. They are worried some kids will be allergic to the balloons.

The 47-year-old clown has had to leave behind his bubble-making machine before. Some insurance companies were worried that kids might slip and get hurt.

He said he was also told at one place that he could not twist balloons into the shape of guns. Those customers were scared the guns might cause youngsters to commit violence, but Baloney was allowed to make swords.

"At this rate I will have no act left," Baloney said. "This country is going crazy."

The Tesco supermarket where Baloney is due to appear won't back down. "This is a health and safety issue," they said.(Staff Writer, with AFP)

一位英國小丑因為下一場表演不能使用氣球而傷心不已。

巴尼布隆尼表示,一家他將表演的英國超市的老闆跟他說,他必須把氣球留在家裡,因為他們擔心有些小孩子會對氣球過敏。

這位四十七歲的小丑,也曾經被要求把他的泡泡製造機留在家裡,原因是保險公司擔心小孩子可能會因此滑倒而受傷。

除此之外,他說他也被告知過不能把氣球折成槍枝的形狀,因為顧客很害怕槍枝狀的氣球可能會促使青少年犯罪,但是他們卻容許布隆尼可以把氣球折成刀劍狀。

「照這種情況下去,我根本沒有戲法可變了。」布隆尼說。「這個國家越來越離譜了。」

布隆尼即將要表演的特易購超市完全不肯讓步。他們堅持:「這是健康和安全的議題。」(翻譯:楊鴻泰)

TODAY'S WORDS 今日單字

1. clown n.

小丑 (xiao3 chou3)

例: I watched a scary movie about evil clowns.

(我看了一部有關邪惡小丑的恐怖電影。)

2. baloney n.

燻腸 (xun1 chang3)

例: Cletus loves to eat baloney.

(克勒斯喜歡吃燻腸。)

3. allergic adj.

過敏的 (guo4 min3 de5)

例: Kane is allergic to peanuts.

(凱恩對花生過敏。)

4. insurance n.

保險 (bao3 xian3)

例: Mr. Jones works for an insurance company.

(瓊斯先生在保險公司上班。)


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