myth

myth

释义:这个词最原始的意义是“神话传说”或者“寓言故事”(两者的界定并不是那么明确)。但是在留学文书里,我们通常用的是比较新的含义,即“被许多人认为是正确的但实则错误的观念”,或者直接就是“谣言”或“迷思”。一本软件工程著作《人月神话》的英文名称即为The Mythical Man-Month,另有一部美国电视科普节目《流言终结者》(MythBusters)。

例句:
Husband accused of murdering his wife, tries to blame her death on a fatal reaction to a simple spray tan, and thus a myth was born.
Yes, America has a trade deficit. But contrary to popular myth, this fact does not mean that America is economically "uncompetitive."

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陈 欣

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