Starting a new trend? Congresswoman goes viral after revealing she wore two DIFFERENT shoes at work all day without realizing – as dozens of Twitter users admit they’ve done the same
・Representative Mary Gay Scanlon, 59, of Pennsylvania’s 5th district illustrated how hectic her day was on Twitter
・She included a picture of her shoes, which were both flats in the same style but two different colors, one blue and one navy
・She said she didn’t realize until 4pm that she was wearing mismatched shoes
・Dozens of women and men on Twitter responded with images of their own unintentionally mismatched footwear
Macmillan Dictionaryによると “not deliberate or planned “という風に記載されていますね。
She is often unintentionally rude.
Representative Mary Gay Scanlon of Pennsylvania’s 5th district had an incredibly busy day on Wednesday — so busy, in fact, that it took until the late afternoon for her to finally realize that she was wearing two mismatched shoes.
Rep. Scanlon, 59, shared pictures of her funny wardrobe mishap on Twitter shortly after noticing that she’d been wearing one black flat and one blue one all day.
‘People ask me all the time about the pace of things in DC,’ she wrote. ‘It’s 4:04PM and I just noticed that I have gone an entire day with two different shoes on.’
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” the clothes that someone has “という風に記載されていますね。
She is shopping for designer dresses to add to her wardrobe.
I need a new summer wardrobe (= new clothes for summer).
Jeans are an indispensable part of most people’s wardrobe.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” a minor mistake or accident “という風に記載されていますね。
All six rocket launches that year went off without mishap.
The parade was very well organized and passed without mishap.
A series of mishaps led to the nuclear power plant blowing up.
Rep. Scanlon included a picture of herself sitting on a sofa in a cerulean sheath dress. Her shoes are the same style, but one is black and the other is navy.
It seems that the congresswoman bought multiple pairs of the shoes in different colors and didn’t notice while getting dressed that she slipped on one of each.
Speaking to Teen Vogue, she explained that she was so busy at work that the day was nearly over before she noticed her mismatched shoes.
‘The day was jam-packed as usual. Then, at about 4 PM, I sat down on the couch in our back office to talk with my staff [and] that is when someone pointed out that my shoes did not match,’ she said.
‘But I did not have time to change them before my next four evening events,’ she added.
Slip on (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to put clothes on “という風に記載されていますね。
Ann slipped the jacket on to see what it looked like.
After breakfast, we slipped on our coats.
Her tweet has now been liked over 29,000 times, and hundreds of people have replied — many reassuring the congresswoman that they’d been in her — ahem — shoes themselves.
‘A couple years back, it was around 2 in the afternoon when I looked down and wondered why my shoelaces were different colors. Took me a few seconds to figure it out,’ wrote one woman, sharing a photo of her mismatched sneakers.
‘Can’t imagine what that’s like,’ wrote actress Bebe Neuwirth, including a picture of two different black shoes on her feet.
‘I went all day wondering why I was off balance. I thought it was emotional, turns out it was literal,’ wrote another woman of her mismatched shoes.
To reassure (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to make someone feel less worried about something “という風に記載されていますね。
I was nervous on my first day at college, but I was reassured to see some friendly faces.
He reassured me (that) my cheque would arrive soon.
Her smile didn’t reassure me.
She checked the bolts to reassure herself that the door was locked.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” used in writing to represent a sound that you make to get someone’s attention in a polite and quiet way “と、” used in writing to represent a sound that you make before you say something that may be slightly surprising or shocking “という風に記載されていますね。
turn out (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to happen in a particular way or to have a particular result, especially an unexpected one: “という風に記載されていますね。
As events turned out, we were right to have decided to leave early.
It turns out (that) Ray had borrowed the money from one of his students.
As it turned out, the storm missed Puerto Rico.
While mostly women — who tend to have larger shoe collections — were the ones relating, a few men chimed in.
Some of the mismatched shoe pairings were understandable, with people wearing two shoes in somewhat similar styles or colors.
Others, though, made fellow Twitter users wonder just how such a mix-up could happen.
Rep. Scanlon, a Democrat who also serves as the Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, was happy to see so many people connecting with her post.
‘I think the reactions from people are amazing,’ she told Teen Vogue. ‘They realize their elected representatives put their shoes on one foot at a time too, and sometimes, the wrong ones.’
Meanwhile, Rep. Scanlon isn’t the only congresswoman to earn some extra attention for her wardrobe recently.
On December 11, 78-year-old California Representative Nancy Pelosi and her colleague Chuck Schumer met with the President at the White House for a conversation meant to head off a government shutdown.
While they couldn’t come to an agreement and the meeting grew quite contentious, one opinion was pretty unanimous on social media in the following days: Pelosi’s chic, high-collar winter coat was fabulous.
The Max Mara coat had been in her closet for years. She first wore it to President Obama’s second inauguration in 2013 — and she didn’t mean to be making any sort of statement when she wore it again.
‘No, contrary to what you might read,’ she replied. ‘It was cold and I needed a coat, so I went shopping in my closet. I had no plan or intention; it was just clean. Clean should be the first criteria.’
Still, Twitter users went wild for it, and Max Mara took notice. Though the outerwear was originally released in late 2012 and hasn’t been available to buy for some time, the brand promised to re-released it this year.
The coat is officially back on the market as of yesterday.
as of は、 ～現時点で、という意味になります。
‘Max Mara is honored that U.S. House Representative @nancypelosi wore the #MaxMaraFireCoat to her recent historic meeting at the White House,’ the brand’s account tweeted.
be meant to do something (phrase)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to be intended to: “という風に記載されていますね。
These batteries are meant to last for a year.
This exercise isn’t meant to be difficult.
We were meant to have gone away this week, but Debbie’s ill so we couldn’t go.
It was meant to be an apology but it only made her angry.
head off (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to prevent something from taking place “と、” to leave “という風に記載されていますね。
The police acted quickly and managed to head off a violent confrontation.
The company is putting up wages to head off a strike.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” causing disagreement between people or groups “という風に記載されていますね。
a contentious subject
Sex education in schools remains a highly contentious issue.
a contentious decision/policy/issue/subject
She has some very contentious views on education.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” a group of people who are unanimous about something all agree about it “という風に記載されていますね。
The jury was unanimous.
The school board was unanimous in its support of the decision.
The jury reached a unanimous verdict.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” stylish and fashionable: “という風に記載されていますね。
a sunny waterfront with pavement cafés and chic boutiques
I like your haircut – it’s very chic.
a chic restaurant
There’s an increasing demand for the more chic, higher-quality merchandise.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” the act of officially putting someone into an important position, or the ceremony at which this is done: “という風に記載されていますね。
an inauguration ceremony
He watched the inauguration of his country’s new president.
When is the inauguration?
contrary to (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” used for emphasizing that something is true, even though it is opposite to what other people say or believe “という風に記載されていますね。
Contrary to expectations, the level of retail sales fell in January.
Contrary to popular belief, the animals do not often attack humans.
Contrary to all our expectations, he found a well-paid job and a nice girlfriend.
criterionの複数形です。Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” a standard that is used for judging something or for making a decision about something “という風に記載されていますね。
What criteria do you have for selecting patients for treatment?
We’re looking for a very specific sort of person and this woman seems to fulfil all of our criteria.
go wild (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” expressing or feeling strong emotions “という風に記載されていますね。
When Pascal scored, the fans went wild.
The crowd went wild as soon as the singer stepped onto the stage.
take notice (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to pay attention to something “という風に記載されていますね。
Wear what you like – no one seems to take any notice.
Voters are beginning to take notice of him as a serious candidate.
on the market (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” available to buy “という風に記載されていますね。
Computers as powerful as this are not yet on the market.
We’re going to put our house on the market.
We put our house on the market last spring.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）