http://www.sina.com.cn 2008年03月27日 14:41
Oh yeah… well… ahh… so… um… oh… 结巴是种病。没病的人，紧张的时候，也会结巴。谈判、面试、相亲......既然无法摆脱结巴，就让我们从容面对，学学结巴用英语怎么说。
有个年轻人参加完一个非常重要的会议后，心情糟糕透顶。他说：There were some of the really big bosses there and when they asked me a question I just couldn't think of what to say. I was completely tongue-tied.
原来与会的都是一些非常重要的领导，这个年轻人一时紧张，什么也回答不上来了，所以他就被 tongue-tied 舌头被系住了，结巴了。这个比喻非常形象，当一个人的舌头被什么东西系住后，如果想说话当然就会比较困难了。
A: Hey, how was that date you went on with Alan? He's so sexy!
B: I know, but I was so nervous. I was completely tongue-tied when he asked me anything. He must think I'm such an idiot!
A: I had a job interview recently and I just couldn't get my words out properly when they asked me questions. I was really tongue-tied.
B: I know what you mean. Sometimes I get tongue-tied when I'm in an interview.
I'm tongue-tied. I can't think of what to say! 多么糟糕的经历。朋友们，do you ever get tongue-tied?