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[雙語] 美國情人節另類促銷:用槍換情趣用品

2011-02-10 09:53:46  來源:中國日報網站  編輯:陸熙堯   

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  A shop in the US state of Alabama on Tuesday launched a Valentine's Day offer it hopes will trigger a large response in a limp economy: customers can swap their guns for sex toys.

  美國阿拉巴馬州的一家商店週二推出了一個情人節特別活動:顧客可以用槍來交換性玩具。這家店希望在疲軟的經濟形勢下,這一活動能夠引起廣大的反響。

  "In today's economy, this is a way of helping people who may feel they can't afford something for Valentine's Day," said Sherri Williams, the owner of the "Pleasures" sex toy shop, where assortederoticaduring the next week can be obtained in exchange for cast-off firearms.

  “樂趣”情趣用品店店主雪莉 威廉姆斯說:“在當前的經濟形勢下,這能夠幫助那些在情人節買不起東西的人。”在未來一週人們將能用閒置的槍支在這家店換取各種各樣的情趣用品。

  "This way, they can take something that's just lying aroundand swap it for something they can take home and make love, not war with," she told the reporters.

  她對記者說:“這樣,他們就能夠用閒置的物品換回家能夠用來做愛的東西,而不是用來打架。”

  A video posted on its website said the shop, housed in an old bank building in Huntsville, "is trading guns off the street for fun between the sheets."

  這家店位於漢斯維爾的一幢舊銀行大樓堙A商店網站上發表的視頻稱,“來本店,在街頭就能用槍換取床上的快樂。”

  As soon as Pleasures opened its doors on Tuesday, a customer came in and exchanged an Iver Johnson revolver for a $40 gift certificate to be spent in the shop, which stocks everything from steamy videos to naughtynegligees.

  週二這天,“樂趣”商店一開門,就有一位顧客走進來,用一把伊夫約翰遜左輪手槍交換了一張在該店消費的價值40美元的禮品券。這家店從色情錄影帶到女性情趣睡衣應有盡有。

  The gun was inspected by licensed gun dealer and gunsmithDavid Smith, who happens to be Williams' husband.

  槍支由特許槍支經銷商兼槍匠戴維 史密斯負責檢驗,而史密斯正是威廉姆斯的丈夫。

  Guns can be exchanged at Pleasures from Tuesday until February 15, the day after Valentine's Day.

  從週二起到2月15日(情人節過後一天),槍支可以在“樂趣”店進行交換。

  Firearms found to have been stolen or used in a crime will be handed over to the police, while others will be auctioned off, with proceedsgoing to victims of gun violence, said Williams, who said she is not looking to make money out of the deal.

  威廉姆斯說,她並不是為了從這一交易中獲利,這些槍支如果發現是偷來的或是在犯罪案件中使用過的,將被送交給警察,而其他槍支將被拍賣,拍賣所得將送給槍支暴力事件中的受害者。

  "I'm in it to help people enjoy Valentine's Day in a tough economy," she said.

  她說:“我這麼做是為了幫助人們在嚴酷的經濟形勢下享受情人節。”

  "I'm also in it to get guns off the street -- to take them out of the hands of people who would potentially do harm with them, and put them in the hands of collectors."

  “我也是為了讓槍支從街頭消失,從那些可能會用槍造成傷害的人手中拿走槍支,把它們放在收藏者手中。”

  Williams conceded that the guns could be resold at auction, in which case they might end up back on the streets, but said the effort still is worthwhile.

  威廉姆斯承認說,槍支將會在拍賣會上再次被賣出,這些槍也許還會在街頭出現,不過這一努力依然是值得的。

  "We might just change one person's mind," she said.

  她說:“說不定我們可以改變一個人的想法。”

  "You never know, maybe there will be someone who says, 'I've got this gun that I could go rob a liquor store with, or maybe I can get me a blow-up dollfor Valentine's Day, instead. '"

  “這很難說,也許有人會想,‘我可以用這把槍去搶劫酒類專賣店,或者我也可以給自己在情人節換一個充氣娃娃。’”

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