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英海边小镇禁男性比基尼

时间:2022-4-10 作者:星沙英语网

The decision to ban Borat-style mankinis has helped a seaside town shed its ‘Wild West’ image as a haven for stag and hen parties after cutting crime and drunken anti-social behaviour, police say.

警察称,一个海边小镇禁穿波拉特风格(Borat-style)的男性比基尼泳衣后,犯罪及醉酒等反社会行为降低,摆脱了“狂野西部”、结婚以前单身派对天堂的形象。

Figures show anti-social behaviour and criminal activity in the Cornish town of Newquay has fallen since 2009.

有关数据显示,从2009年开始,纽基(Newquay)康沃尔镇的反社会行为和犯罪活动就开始降低。

Officers say a determination to tackle excess drinking, public disorder and the wearing of inappropriate clothing such as mankinis – skimpy male bikini-style bathing cosplaytumes popularised by the comedy character Borat – has helped reduce crime.

官员们指出,他们严厉打击酗酒、公共秩序混乱、衣着不当(譬如穿着男性比基尼——因谐星波拉特而广为流传的紧身男性泳衣)等问题,从而减少了犯罪率。

英海边小镇禁男性比基尼

Devon and Cornwall Police inspector Dave Meredith, the town’s most senior policeman, said: ‘When you speak to anybody from patrol officers to PCSOs, partners in town, shop keepers, everybody says Newquay has made a miraculous improvement.

德文郡和康沃尔郡警察局的检察官戴夫·梅雷迪斯(Dave Meredith)是镇里的最高级别警员,他说:“从巡警到社区服务警察(PCSO),镇里的合伙人,商店的老板,每人都说纽基发生了神奇的变化。”

Five or six years ago and more, Newquay was a little bit of a Wild West town. It had a bad reputation nationally.

而在五六年前或更早,纽基有点像个狂野西部小镇,在全国臭名昭著。

‘People expected to come to Newquay to drink a lot, behave irresponsibly, a lot of really young people came to Newquay and knew they had a good chance of getting drunk. Certainly we have clamped down on that and the image of Newquay now has certainly curtailed some of that.’

“大家期望来纽基豪饮,任性妄为。不少青年来到纽基,感觉这是毫无顾忌醉酒的机会。大家当然控制了这个苗头,而纽基目前的形象已有所好转。”

Police and community leaders say the town now has more of a family-friendly image and that tourism is booming.

警察与社区领导人说,小镇目前有个愈加居家的形象,同时旅游业也在迅猛进步。

Reports of anti-social behaviour dropped every year from 937 in 2009/10 to 485 in 2012/13.

关于反社会行为的报道从2009~2010年的937例降低到2012~2013年的485例。

Overall crime in Newquay has also reduced significantly – from 1,823 incidents in 2012/13 down to 1,624 in 2014/15.

纽基的整体犯罪率也大幅度降低——从2012~2013年的1,823例降低到2014~1015年的1,624例。

Dave Sleeman, the town’s mayor, said the resort is ‘unrecognisable’ now from its previous image.

戴夫·斯利曼(Dave Sleeman)是这个镇的镇长,他说这个度假圣地跟之前的形象有天壤之别。

He said: ‘I remember back in the 2000s you couldn’t walk the streets on a Saturday without seeing someone wearing a mankini or what have you.

他说:“我还记得2000年左右的时候,星期六在大街上走必然会看到有人穿着男性比基尼或诸这样类衣服。

‘But now they’re not allowed in Newquay. The police will tell them to go home and get changed if they see them wearing one, and the guest houses and camp sites are pretty good at warning their guests about what’s acceptable.

“但目前这在纽基是禁止的。警察假如看到他们穿着这类,会勒令他们回家换衣服。而且招待所和露营地的人都会好好告诫他们的客人,告诉他们怎么样穿着妥当。“

‘I think we have turned the corner here.’

“我感觉,大家逆袭了。”

Vocabulary

clamp down 打击

curtail 控制

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