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Comics – Over the Hedge ★★

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Over the Hedge is a comic strip written and drawn by Michael Fry and T. Lewis. It tells the story of a raccoon, a turtle and a squirrel who come to terms with their woodlands being taken over by suburbia, trying to survive the increasing flow of humanity and technology while, at the same time, becoming enticed by it.

Notes:

This comic strip has a lot of puns (だじゃれ, 地口) in it, different uses of the word “drive“. It’s not that funny, to be quite honest.

St. Patrick’s Day: 聖パトリックの祝日せいパトリックのしゅくじつ、英 St Patrick’s Day セントパトリックスデイ)は、アイルランドキリスト教を広めた聖人聖パトリック命日3月17日カトリックにおける祭日であり、アイルランド共和国の祝祭日

dye: 他動詞…に着色する;[V名 詞•形容詞]…を(…色に)染める;〈顔などを〉赤らめる

She dyed the dress green.|彼女は服を緑に染めた

Deep blushes dyed her cheeks.|彼女のほおはまっかになった.

drive the snakes from: 蛇を追う, 追い出す

[drive] ’em in a Buick: ビュイック(という車)で送る

drive someone bonkers: 人の気を狂わせる

drive an automatic: オートマチック車を運転する

drive a stick: マニュアル車を運転する

come to terms with: …に文句を言わない;慣れる;…を認める, 受け入れる;…をあきらめる.

suburbia: 郊外居住者の生活様式


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Author: Aonghas Crowe

Aonghas (pron. "Ennis") Crowe is an author, writer, blogger, and translator. He splits his time between Fukuoka, Japan and Beirut, Lebanon. Read more by Aonghas Crowe at www.aonghascrowe.com

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