Yoichi Oishi

Japan

Age: 81

I'm living in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan. I worked in both local and international advertising agencies for 40 years. After retiring ad agency, I studied Chinese (now almost forgotten) in a Beijing university one and a half year. Then coming back to Japan, I worked as a marketing consultant. I'm now entirely free from business. I still keep learning English and reading English news papers everyday to be abreast with trends du jour. I like travel and photographing. I'm living with my wife as an empty-nester.

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comment Does the verb “trounce” have dual meanings of active and passive voice in its gerund form,”trouncing”?
@Peter Shor. That's a new learning for me. I was under impression that the verb defined as only transitive verb (as trounce) retains the 'active' meaning all through as against passive meaning (be trounced) when transfered into noun and gerund.
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comment Does the verb “trounce” have dual meanings of active and passive voice in its gerund form,”trouncing”?
@Joe Blow. Everybody knows that we can transform verb into noun or gerund by fixing 'ing.' It's not my concern at all. My interest is that "trounce" which is essentialily active voice in verb form is transformed into passive form - being trounced / beaten (by the opposition), and gets dual meanings of active (trounce) and passive (be trounced).
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comment Does the verb “trounce” have dual meanings of active and passive voice in its gerund form,”trouncing”?
@Kris. I have no problem if it were 'after it received a trouncing. It's clear. Whilst "after its trouncing" on its alone can be taken in both ways of "after LDP's trouncing DPJ" and "after DPJ's trouncing LDP" if the reader is not familiar with the background.
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comment Does the verb “trounce” have dual meanings of active and passive voice in its gerund form,”trouncing”?
@Joe Blow. Thanks for your pointing out my misspelling. I corrected it.
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comment Does the verb “trounce” have dual meanings of active and passive voice in its gerund form,”trouncing”?
As far as I checked, none of dictionaries I listed above doesn't carry heading or definitions of 'trouncing' as a noun.
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comment Is “Ur-moment” a normal English expression?
@Dejan Govc. Thanks. I read your examples. I got an impression that ur-moment is very different sister (or creature) from ur-element though being in the same family. One looks casual, the other looks formal (or accademic).
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