- n. 谬论；双关语；遁辞
- vi. 诡辩；挑剔；说模棱两可的话
- vt. 对…诡辩
2. qui, quae, quo <====> quibble <=====> quiz.
- quibble:  Quibble probably originated as a rather ponderous learned joke-word. It is derived from an earlier and now obsolete quib ‘pun’, which appears to have been based on quibus, the dative and ablative plural of Latin quī ‘who, what’. The notion is that since quibus made frequent appearances in legal documents written in Latin, it became associated with pettifogging points of law.
- quibble (n.)
- 1610s, "a pun, a play on words," probably a diminutive of obsolete quib "evasion of point at issue," based on an overuse of Latin quibus? in legal jargon, which supposedly gave it the association with trivial argument. Meaning "equivocation, evasion of the point" is attested from 1660s.
- quibble (v.)
- "equivocate, evade the point, turn from the point in question or the plain truth," 1650s, from quibble (n.). Earlier "to pun" (1620s). Related: Quibbled; quibbling.
- 1. Let's not quibble.
- 2. Why quibble ? It just amounted to pulling an inconsiderate monkey.
来自汉英文学 - 骆驼祥子
- 3. Such a quibble did not trouble Livingston and his friends.
- 4. She's only introducing this as a quibble.
- 5. " Why quibble about the Yankees earning an honest penny selling out the Union?
- " 北方佬出卖联邦赚几个老实钱,这有什么不好 啊 ?
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