旋转木马英语|Merry-Go-Round 和 Carousel 是一个东西吗?

旋转木马,美式英语叫「carousel」,读音是 keh·ruh·sel,点击这里有语音。英式英语管它叫「merry-go-round」,而在澳大利亚、尤其是南部一些地区,也叫它「hurdy-gurdy」。

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在网页设计中,「carousel」还指幻灯片,比如轮换播放的图片或页面。

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有趣的是,欧美 playground 很常见的下面这种旋转平台,美国人管它叫「merry-go-round」,而英国人管它叫「roundabout」、澳大利亚人又管它叫「carousel」。

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与旋转木马相比,这种 merry-go-round / roundabout 的特点是没有机器驱动,而要靠玩的人自己推动旋转(或者用脚蹬),另外往往没有 fancy 的座椅,要么像上图那样根本没有座椅,要么只有简陋的座椅,如下面的动图。

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最后,「Merry Go ‘Round」还是美国乡村歌手 Kacey Musgraves 于 2013 年发布的一首歌曲,MTV 和歌词如下。

If you ain’t got two kids by 21
You’re probably gonna die alone
At least that’s what tradition told you
And it don’t matter if you don’t believe
Come Sunday mornin’, you best be there
In the front row like you’re supposed to

Same hurt in every heart
Same trailer, different park

Mama’s hooked on Mary Kay
Brother’s hooked on Mary Jane
And Daddy’s hooked on Mary two doors down
Mary, Mary quite contrary
We get bored, so we get married
Just like dust, we settle in this town
On this broken merry go ’round

And ’round and ’round we go
Where it stops nobody knows
And it ain’t slowin’ down
This merry go ’round

We think the first time’s good enough
So, we hold on to high school love
Say we won’t end up like our parents
Tiny little boxes in a row
Ain’t what you want, it’s what you know
Just happy in the shoes you’re wearin’

Same checks we’re always cashin’
To buy a little more distraction

‘Cause mama’s hooked on Mary Kay
Brother’s hooked on Mary Jane
And Daddy’s hooked on Mary two doors down
Mary, Mary, quite contrary
We get bored, so, we get married
Just like dust, we settle in this town
On this broken merry go ’round

And ’round and ’round we go
Where it stops nobody knows
And it ain’t slowin’ down
This merry go ’round

Mary, Mary, quite contrary
We’re so bored until we’re buried
Just like dust, we settle in this town
On this broken merry go ’round
Merry go ’round

Jack and Jill went up the hill
Jack burned out on booze and pills
And Mary had a little lamb
Mary just don’t give a damn no more

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