【新概念英语三】第7课 Mutilated ladies 残钞鉴别组
Has it ever happened to you? Have you ever put your trousers in the washing machine and then remembered there was a large bank note in your back pocket? When you rescued your trousers, did you find the note was whiter than white? People who live in Britain needn't despair when they made mistakes like this (and a lot of people do)! Fortunately for them, the Bank of England has a team called Mutilated Ladies which deals with claims from people who fed their money to a machine or to their dog. Dogs, it seems, love to chew up money!
A recent case concerns Jane Butlin whose fiancé, John, runs a successful furniture business. John had very good day and put his wallet containing $3,000 into the microwave oven for safekeeping. Then he and Jane went horse-riding. When they got home, Jane cooked their dinner in the microwave oven and without realizing it, cooked her fiancé's wallet as well. Imagine their dismay when they found a beautifully-cooked wallet and notes turned to ash! John went to see his bank manager who sent the remains of wallet and the money to the special department of the Bank of England in Newcastle: the Mutilate Ladies! They examined the remain and John got all his money back. 'So long as there's something to identify, we will give people their money back,' said a spokeswoman for the Bank. 'Last year, we paid $1.5m on 21,000 claims.
最近的一个案例与简.巴特林有关，她的未婚夫约翰拥有一家生意兴隆家具店。有一天约翰的生意很好，他把一只装有3,000 英镑的钱包放进微波炉内保存。然后，他和简一起去骑马。回家后，简用微波炉煮了晚饭，无意中之中把她未婚夫的钱包也一起煮了。可以想像他们发现一只煮得很好看的钱包，钞票已化成灰时的沮丧心情。约翰去找银行经理，经理把约翰的钱包和纸币的残留物送到英国银行在纽卡斯尔的一个专门部门——残钞鉴别组。他们鉴定了这些残留物。约翰拿回了他损失的全部数额。“只要有东西可供识别，我们会把钱还给人家的，“银行的一位女发言人说。“去年，我们对21，000 起索赔要求支付了150万英镑。”
mutilate v. 使残缺不全
chew v. 咀嚼
microwave n. 微波，微波炉
oven n. 炉灶
safekeeping n. 妥善保管
Newcastle n. 纽卡斯尔（英国港市）
identify v. 鉴定，识别
spokeswoman n. 女发言人
英文解释：having a part of the body crippled or disabled
1.Local officials say some victims were mutilated and beheaded.
2.The invaders cut off their prisoners' arms and legs and threw their mutilated
bodies into the ditch.
英文解释：biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
1.Don't smoke, chew gum, eat, or drink.
2.Chew your food slowly and taste every bite.
chew the fat 闲谈；聊天
chew on 考虑
chew up 嚼碎；毁坏；消耗
chew over 仔细考虑；详细讨论
例句：This card is not lost supplement, please safekeeping.
英文解释：give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some
other identifying characteristic property
1.They pick up vibration and sound, so they can identify advancing troops.
2.A database is then able to identify each and every animal that's photographed.
identify oneself 证明自己(的身份)
identify with 认为…等同于，与一致
【deal with a claim】
【run a business】
【have a good day】
So (as) long as...
1.But a news agency can retain exclusive use of its product so long as it has a
2.Targeted vaccination would be just as effective so long as it was combined with
rapid detection of the outbreak and rapid response.
3.Quitting can be productive sometimes, so long as you know when to do it.