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18:13 Aug 14, 2006
English to Croatian translations [PRO]
Music / Rolling Stones
English term or phrase: «Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?»
Uslijedio je javni protest u koji se uključio i ugledni editorijal londonskog Timesa koji je propitivao težinu presuda pod naslovom «Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?»
Ovo se odnosi na period kada su Stonesi prvi puta pritvoreni, a nakon toga i osuđeni po različitim osnovama za posjedovanje i zlouporabu droge.
Slavica Kosca-Vrlazic
Croatia
Local time: 19:55
Croatian translation:opisno
Explanation:
najbolje prevesti opisno

To break a butterfly on a wheel = To employ superabundant effort in the accomplishment of a small matter.

Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?'. The allusion is to an ancient form of torture, 'breaking on the wheel', in which the long bones of a convict are broken.

izraz potječe iz stiha:
“Satire or sense, alas! can Sporus feel,
Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel.”
Alexander Pope: Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot, 307-8. (1735.g.)

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Local time: 19:55
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«who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?»
opisno


Explanation:
najbolje prevesti opisno

To break a butterfly on a wheel = To employ superabundant effort in the accomplishment of a small matter.

Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?'. The allusion is to an ancient form of torture, 'breaking on the wheel', in which the long bones of a convict are broken.

izraz potječe iz stiha:
“Satire or sense, alas! can Sporus feel,
Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel.”
Alexander Pope: Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot, 307-8. (1735.g.)



alz
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