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2017年04月20日 | 英語の本を読む

EMOTIONAL FIRST AIDを読んでいると次のタイトルの項目がありました。
The Psychological Wounds Guilt Inflicts
1. Self-Condemnation: How Guilt Plays
Whac-A-Mole with Our Joy and Happiness
この "Whac-A-Mole" を調べると次の面白い意味でした。
・Oxford English Dictionary:
a) An arcade game in which players use a mallet to hit toy moles, which appear at random, back into their holes.: next time you are near a kiddie amusement park, go in and play a round of whack-a-mole
b) Used with reference to a situation in which attempts to solve a problem are piecemeal or superficial, resulting only in temporary or minor improvement.: the site's security team has an ongoing battle against spammers, but it's a game of whack-a-mole
・Wiktionary: The practice of trying to stop something that persistently occurs in an apparently random manner at the point where the occurrence is noticed, such as terminating spammers’ e-mail accounts or closing pop-up advertisement windows
From the arcade game Whac-A-Mole, which involves quickly and repeatedly hitting the heads of mechanical moles with a mallet as they pop up from holes.

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