Safari Man – 海外駐在日記 | 洋楽歌詞の和訳で英語を勉強しTOEIC900を目指す

彼の英文は、それまで見てきたどの英作文よりも飛び抜けて英語らしく、私はてっきり彼が英語圏で教育を受けたものと思い、「どこに何年住んでいたの」と聞きました。ところが、それに対して彼は、「いいえ。海外に住んだことはありません」と答えたのです。これには二度驚きました。  よく話を聞いてみると、彼は中学に入ったころから大の洋楽ファンとなり、歌詞を懸命に覚えただけでなく、添えられている和訳を読むだけでは満足できずに、辞書などを調べて原文の意味を理解しようとしたというのです。

アップル(Apple)社CEO ティム・クック(Tim Cook)がトランプ政権誕生の際に、グローバル従業員全員に送ったEメール

Source: Read Apple CEO Tim Cook's Email To Employees About Charlottesville

 

イーロン・マスク(Elon Musk)がテスラ社全従業員に出したメール本文を別記事で紹介しましたが、今回はAppleのTim Cookのメールをご紹介します。彼らがどういう文体でメールを出すのか興味がある人が多いと思います。

アップル社CEO ティム・クック(Tim Cook):

Team,


Like so many of you, equality is at the core of my beliefs and values. The events of the past several days have been deeply troubling for me, and I’ve heard from many people at Apple who are saddened, outraged or confused.


What occurred in Charlottesville has no place in our country. Hate is a cancer, and left unchecked it destroys everything in its path. Its scars last generations. History has taught us this time and time again, both in the United States and countries around the world.


We must not witness or permit such hate and bigotry in our country, and we must be unequivocal about it. This is not about the left or the right, conservative or liberal. It is about human decency and morality. I disagree with the president and others who believe that there is a moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis, and those who oppose them by standing up for human rights. Equating the two runs counter to our ideals as Americans.


Regardless of your political views, we must all stand together on this one point — that we are all equal. As a company, through our actions, our products and our voice, we will always work to ensure that everyone is treated equally and with respect.


I believe Apple has led by example, and we’re going to keep doing that. We have always welcomed people from every walk of life to our stores around the world and showed them that Apple is inclusive of everyone. We empower people to share their views and express themselves through our products.


In the wake of the tragic and repulsive events in Charlottesville, we are stepping up to help organizations who work to rid our country of hate. Apple will be making contributions of $1 million each to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. We will also match two-for-one our employees’ donations to these and several other human rights groups, between now and September 30.


In the coming days, iTunes will offer users an easy way to join us in directly supporting the work of the SPLC.


Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” So, we will continue to speak up. These have been dark days, but I remain as optimistic as ever that the future is bright. Apple can and will play an important role in bringing about positive change.


Best,

Tim

Source: Read Apple CEO Tim Cook's Email To Employees About Charlottesville