heavy, he dumped it on the counter. The assistant asked him to leave, but Dickie paid no attention to him and requested to see the
manager. Recognizing who the customer was, the manager was most apologetic and 'reprimanded the assistant severely. When
Dickie was given the watch, he presented the assistant with the cloth bag. It contained ￡300 in pennies. He insisted on the
assistant's counting the money before he left---- 30,000 pennies in all! On another occasion, he invited a number of important
critics to see his private collection of modern paintings. This exhibition received a great deal of attention in the press, for though
the pictures were supposed to be the work of famous artists, they had in fact been painted by Dickie. It took him four years to
stage this elaborate joke simply to prove that critics do not always know what they are talking about.
●lovable adj. 可爱的
●eccentric n. （行为）古怪的人
●disregard v. 不顾，漠视
●convention n. 习俗，风俗
●conscious adj. 感觉到的，意识到的
●invariably adv. 总是，经常地
●routine n. 常规；惯例
●shrewd adj. 精明的
●eccentricity n. 怪僻
●legendary adj. 传奇般的
●snob n. 诌上欺下的人
●intensely adv. 强烈地
●bedraggled adj 拖泥带水的
●dump v. 把……砰的一声抛下
●apologetic adj. 道歉的
●reprimand v. 训斥
●stage v. 暗中策划
●elaborate adj. 精心构思的
■lovable adj. 可爱的
lovable == worthy of love
lovely = beautiful 可爱的
Eg: What he does is lovable.
I like the lovely boy/girl.
A large number of eccentrics are lovable. 许多怪人惹人喜爱。
■eccentric n. （行为）古怪的人
eccentric: a person whose behaviou is peculiar, unusual, rather strange.
eccentric: adj. peculiar, unusual; strange
Eg.: The modern building looks strange to the villages.
Eg.: I can’t get on well with him, because he is eccentric.