Tom, Dick and Harry 隨便什麼人

更新時間 2012年 8月 23日, 星期四 - 格林尼治標準時間13:35
Prince Harry smiling

Prince Harry smiles during a visit to Bacon's College in London. Recently, the British Royal Family said nude photographs of Prince Harry cavorting with friends on holiday in Las Vegas were genuine. Photo: AFP/Chris Jackson

今日小常識

Although the phrase 'Tom, Dick and Harry' means people in general, the picture above is, of course, not any Tom, Dick or Harry but Prince Harry whose official title is HRH Prince Henry of Wales. He is third in line to the British throne (after his father Prince Charles and older brother William, the Duke of Cambridge).

A U.S. website recently caused a stir by publishing naked photos of Prince Harry partying in a private Las Vegas hotel room. The Prince is a Captain in The Blues and Royals, a cavalry regiment of the British Army Air Corps. He served in Afghanistan for more than two months in 2007 and is now training to be a helicopter pilot.

雖然短語 'Tom, Dick and Harry' 的意思是隨便什麼人,但圖中的這個人可不那麼簡單,他是英國皇室的哈里王子,他的頭銜是 HRH Prince Henry of Wales 威爾士亨利王子殿下, 是排列第三的英國王位繼承人 (在他父親查爾斯王子和長兄威廉王子之後)。

一家美國網站發佈的照片最近引起了轟動,圖中顯示哈里王子在美國拉斯維加斯的一家酒店中被人抓拍到裸體照。哈里王子是英國陸軍航空隊的一員,擔任The Blues and Royals騎兵團隊長的職位。他曾於2007年在阿富汗服役2個多月,如今正在參加直升飛機駕駛員的培訓。

今日短語

短語 Tom, Dick and Harry 字面上是三個常見英文人名,實際含義是指任何人,隨便什麼人。

例句

Every Tom, Dick and Harry has a mobile phone these days.

Any Tom, Dick or Harry can tie their shoelaces - it's not difficult.

It was so crowded at the party - why did they invite every Tom, Dick and Harry?

請注意

短語 a clever dick 可以用來形容那些炫耀或賣弄自己有淵博知識的人。

He's always talking loudly in lots of different languages - he's such a clever dick.

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