只许州官放火,不许百姓电灯

Posted On May 5, 2008

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只许州官放火,不许百姓电灯

宋朝田登做州官,为避官讳不许百姓言,因登和灯同音。于是点灯就成了点火。元宵放灯就只好本州依例,放火三日,吓得百姓四散。这就是只许州官放火,不准百姓点灯的由来。后遂以只许州官放火,不许百姓点灯比喻统治者可以为非作歹,而百姓的正当言行也要受到种种限制。

 

i love learning these idioms from the China serials that I have been watching.. it improves the mandarin.. I don’t understand how come SG never buys the better china flicks.they only buy those very boring ones featuring those “idols” or those silly taiwanese idol shows.. please have some respect for the other REAL adults that want to watch tv…from media corp.. I recently have a strong dislike for these taiwanese idol flicks..dat have NO STORY LINE… irritating the shit out of me… I think its an insult to us…where is the educational value? Dun tell me watch tv serials just for amusement.. I somehow feel that there must be a value for everything also dun forget who are the audience? What do we want to educate and is it Taiwanese slang we want to promote? I dun know u tell me!

2 Responses to “只许州官放火,不许百姓电灯”

  1. bonbon78

    keke…and i juz started watching tvb serials from qq.com

  2. bonbon78

    agreed, the taiwanese idol dramas usually quite boliao

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