Mèo của Thủ tướng Anh "hỗn chiến"
Đã xảy ra rắc rối giữa các cư dân tại số nhà 10 và 11 Phố Downing, nơi Thủ tướng Anh David Cameron và Bộ trưởng Tài chính George Osborne sống. Nhưng rắc rối lại không phải là chuyện chính trị…
Phóng viên BBC Rob Watson tường thuật.
Nghe toàn bài
I'm standing opposite, arguably, the most famous terrace of 18th century houses in the world. I can see the black shiny door of number 10 and next door number 11. Yes, I'm in Downing Street, of course. I've been drawn here because there's been much reporting of a fight between the occupants. No, not David Cameron and George Osborne, we think they're still pretty good friends, or, at least, as friendly as any politicians can ever be with each other. It's their cats, who were captured on camera fighting.
Freya, that's Mr Osborne's cat, was photographed giving the feline equivalent of a left hook to Larry, that's Mr Cameron's pussy. To be fair, there have been rumours of tensions for some time. Larry, who was brought as a stray to Downing Street to deal with a mouse problem, has seemed, well, fairly indifferent to the job and, reportedly, took nine weeks to catch his first rodent. Last month, Larry is reported to have simply dozed on a chair as mouse ran across the Prime Minister's office, to the frustration of Mr Cameron.
So, is feisty Freya making a move to become Downing Street's top cat? Asked about relations between the two cats, a spokeswoman for the Prime Minister said they co-exist, but insisted she was not "going to get into commenting on the adventures of our feline friends in Downing Street". Shame, could be interesting.
Nghe các từ
occupants (people who live in a place): người ở (trong một khu nhà), người thuê (nhà)
captured on camera (photographed): được quay phim, chụp ảnh
feline (cat): loài mèo
left hook (swinging punch with the left hand): cú đấm tay trái
tensions (strained relationships): tình trạng căng thẳng
stray (homeless animal): động vật vô chủ, hoang - trong trường hợp này là con mèo hoang
indifferent (not bothered about something): dửng dưng, lạnh lùng
dozed (slept lightly): ngủ gà ngủ gật, lơ mơ ngủ
frustration (annoyance): khó chịu, bất lực
feisty (energetic and troublesome): nóng nảy, dễ nổi cáu, can đảm