BOX SEAT

BOX SEAT

台灣英語網1.0 » 週六 8月 22, 2015 5:18 pm

Hello Members & Viewers

Care to share your thoughts on what a "Box Seat" is?

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Re: BOX SEAT

台灣英語網1.0 » 週六 8月 22, 2015 5:18 pm

American Heritage Dic.
A seat in a box at a public place of entertainment, such as a theater or stadium.
包廂席位,正面看台座位公共娛樂場所,如劇院或体育場的包廂座位
A storage box on a coach, the lid of which serves as a seat for the driver.
駕駛員席位馬車上的儲物盒,其蓋子作為駕駛員的座位
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Re: BOX SEAT

台灣英語網1.0 » 週六 8月 22, 2015 5:18 pm

引文:
jmschen 寫道:
American Heritage Dic.
A seat in a box at a public place of entertainment, such as a theater or stadium.
包廂席位,正面看台座位公共娛樂場所,如劇院或体育場的包廂座位
A storage box on a coach, the lid of which serves as a seat for the driver.
駕駛員席位馬車上的儲物盒,其蓋子作為駕駛員的座位

Hello jmschen

Wow! That was quick! Thanks for responding.

Just one more definition other than the two above before we close this thread.

Thank you.


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Re: BOX SEAT

台灣英語網1.0 » 週六 8月 22, 2015 5:18 pm

Let me guess:

Boss Of Xerox Seat?
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Re: BOX SEAT

台灣英語網1.0 » 週六 8月 22, 2015 5:19 pm

Hello birdman

Thanks for responding.

If your reference of "BOSS OF XEROX SEAT" is in relation to the HOT SEAT during the Xerox (now Fuji-Xerox) scandal in the late 90's, then "BOX SEAT" is not what it is referred to. Nevertheless, yours is a good guess.

The term "BOX SEAT", other than the definitions provided by jmschen, has one other meaning connected to a competitive game in the sporting world. Please give it another try if you wish.

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Re: BOX SEAT

台灣英語網1.0 » 週六 8月 22, 2015 5:19 pm

box seats ( 棒球場離球場最近的那區的座位)
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Re: BOX SEAT

台灣英語網1.0 » 週六 8月 22, 2015 5:19 pm

引文:
jmschen 寫道:
box seats ( 棒球場離球場最近的那區的座位)

Hi jmschen

Steer clear off VIP or VVIP seats. BOX SEAT is also a term used for a position in a sporting game.

Thanks!


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Re: BOX SEAT

台灣英語網1.0 » 週六 8月 22, 2015 5:19 pm

Thanks to those who participated in this thread. Just let me unveil and elaborate on what a “BOX SEAT” is in a sporting event.

BOX SEAT is a term used in horse racing. It defines a position in a race that is still running, where a horse is tugged in a third position; one horse off the fence and one horse-length behind the leaders. The following link explains it.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_and_New_Zealand_punting_glossary

Below is a make-up horse racing commentary on how the term BOX SEAT is used:

QUOTE

Ladies and gentlemen. It’s a great day here at Flemington with a crowd of no less than 100,000 spectators.

All colors and weights have been thoroughly checked. Now they are all set. Green flag’s up … gates spring open and they’re racing in The 1989 Melbourne Cup.

STYLISH CENTURY missed the jump. HIT & RHYTHM was a little slow to begin.

POWER OF DESTINY got up to a great start. Showing a keen pair of heels, leads the pack with EMPIRE ROSE following closely about a length and the half away. Tugging in nicely three lengths further away is KUDZ. Then DRAGON COMMAND, STAR PRINCE, SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY, PRIMOJIE, PATRIACH, TAWRIFFIC and MAGNA CHARTER. Six lengths behind is PACIFIC MIRAGE. Then, SEA LEGEND and IDEAL SENTIMENT. HIT & RHYTHM brings up the rest. STYLISH CENTURY is a distant last.

On settling down, it is POWER OF DESTINY from EMPIRE ROSE. Then COMES KUDZ follow closely by DRAGON COMMAND and STAR PRINCE. Next is PRIMOJIE follow by TAWRIFFIC, MAGNA CHARTER, KUDZ, PATRIACH, SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY and SAAS FEES. HIT & RHYTHM brings up the rest.

As they pass the grandstand for the first time, STAR PRINCE goes to the front, half a length clear of DRAGON COMMAND. SUPERIMPOSE joining the leaders third; follow by KUDZ. Then, TAWRIFFIC, on the inside, racing pass PRIMOJIE to the join the leaders another four lengths behind.

They cruise pass the pines; it’s still STAR PRINCE in front, follow closely by DRAGON COMMAND half a length behind. Racing up to the leaders on the inside at the rails, is SUPERIMPOSE, another half length behind in the BOX SEAT third. Then, MAGNA CHARTER, SAAS FEES, PATRIACH, SENTIMRENTAL JOURNEY, and KUDZ brings up the rest.

As they round the bend with twelve hundred to go, STAR PRINCE surges ahead, DRAGON COMMAND not giving up. SUPERIMPOSE tugging in nicely in third position follow by KUDZ, then TAWRIFFIC. IDEAL SENTIMENT brings up the rest.

Cruising pass the creek, it’s still STAR PRINCE in the lead, follow by DRAGON COMMAND, then SUPERIMPOSE, KUDZ. Another six lengths away is TAWRIFFIC, follow by PRIMOJIE.

With six hundred left to go KUDZ hits the front, follow by SUPERIMPOSE three-quarters of a length behind. LORD HIGHBROW coming in with big bounding strides.

KUDZ into the straight; the leader when they sweep round the turn; down at the four hundred-meter mark leads by two lengths to SUPERIMPOSE. Here’s LORD HIGHBROW and TAWRIFFIC finishing well.

Three hundred to go and SUPERIMPOSE has hit the front. He has drawn level with KUDZ; and Buddy Nice is now in front. LORD HIGHBROW and TAWRIFFIC run on down the outside. SUPERIMPOSE in front; KUDZ’s fighting back and TAWRIFFIC coming at them on the outside. SUPERIMPOSE in front; KUDZ on the outside. TAWRIFFIC racing down.

TAWRIFFIC has hit the front! TAWRIFFIC wins The Melbourne Cup by two lengths to SUPERIMPOSE. Place for third; between THE PHANTOM on the outside and KUDZ at the rails ….then came SEA LEGEND, POWER OF DESTINY, PACIFIC MIRAGE, EMPIRE ROSE, IDEAL SENTIMENT, HIT & RHYTHM, STYLISH CENTURY ……. And towards the rear, we have two horses that lost their riders.

UNQUOTE

And here’s a YouTube clip of the final four hundred meters of the race. Enjoy!

Thanks!


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