【新词速递】billionaire bait —— 富豪诱饵

发表于:2016-06-17 18:27 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

(ू ͒•‧̫•ू⑅ ͒) 编者按

《傲慢与偏见》开篇指出这样一个举世公认的道理。但凡有钱的单身汉必然都想娶妻成家。

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

今天我们要从女性角度来讲讲钓金龟婿,哦不,我们要讲的新词是billionaire bait

千万不要认为这是要去钓亿万富翁。


(ू ͒•‧̫•ू⑅ ͒) 词汇学习

billionaire bait

n. An item designed to appeal to a person who is extremely rich.

富豪诱饵

这个新的表达其实指的是“专门吸引富豪的项目”。


billionaire是“亿万富翁,巨富,富豪”的意思,bait是“诱饵”的意思。

类似的用法还有:

clickbait→ 骗取点击量的内容

sharebait→ 骗取分享的内容

likebait→ 求赞帖

这些baits多指能带来广告盈利的内容。


(ू ͒•‧̫•ू⑅ ͒) 脑洞时间

我们来看一下近年来这个表达按照时间顺序出现过的例句哈:

2016

The gorgeous fuselage is billionaire bait, but the bravura style is wedded to pure function.

—Lawrence Ulrich, “2016’s Top Ten Tech Cars: Ford GT,” IEEE Spectrum, March 30, 2016

2015

The house was classic billionaire bait: outrageous candy room, a garage for about a million vehicles with a car turntable, a replica of the Transformer Bumblebee that was about as tall as a human, a handful of arty, chrome-covered weapons, an infinity pool.

—Bianca Barragan, “How Two Real Estate Agents Spent $300k Getting Notch to Buy His Bonkers $70-Million Mansion,” Curbed Los Angeles, July 13, 2015

2014

There was more billionaire bait inside: Jeff Koons’s stainless steel Jim Beam — J.B. Turner Train ($33.8 million); a big, reddish Richter that would not fit in anything less than a ­McMansion ($29.3 million); another oh-so-tempting Bacon triptych.

—Jay Fielden, “Another Day, Another Record-Breaking Art Auction,” Town & Country, November 14, 2014

2011 (earliest)

At Per Se, the Red Rice Ale sits on the wine list in the lofty company of $9,000 bottles of Bordeaux and other billionaire bait.

—Mark Garrison, “The Portland of the Far East,” Slate, June 15, 2011

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