(Sound of knocking door)
LH：请进来！ Come on in, Larry!
LL: Oh, hey there, Li Hua, I see the game has started. What's the big stink?
LH: 球赛刚开始。你说这儿有臭味？ 我没有闻到什么臭味呀！
LL: No, I don't mean your apartment is stinking. I was asking why the soccer players are making a big stink. Big stink means making a big fuss or complaining.
LL: So, the players are mad, and the U.S. soccer coach is making a big stink by arguing with the referee.
LH: 是啊， 美国队个个气得火冒三丈。美国教练通常比较低调， 这次也忍不住跟裁判争执，表示强烈不满。
LL: Yeah, but I don't think making a big stink about the call is going to change the referee's mind.
LH: 我也这么想呢， 大吵大闹是不会改变裁判的决定的，还不如就算了， 接着比赛就好了嘛。
LL: This reminds me of when I played baseball as a kid. Every once in a while a parent would get upset with the umpire and make a big stink.
LH: 这不仅是你小时候打棒球的情况，现在也是那样。美国家长特别重视孩子的体育活动，有比赛必到现场，为孩子打气。觉得不公平还会对裁判大喊大叫。 我父母只有在我学习成绩不好的时候才会严厉批评。
LL: Li Hua, weren't you the perfect student? I can't imagine your parents having anything to make a stink about.
LH: 谁说他们不生气？我上中学的时候， 有个学期我的数学成绩很差。 我父母就特别生气。这对他们来说才是件大事。
LL: Well, they had your best interests at heart. Say, you know what I want to make a big stink about now?
LH: 我当然知道他们是为了我好。You want to make a big stink？有什么事让你不满意呀？
LL: Where is the snack food? You can't watch soccer without having some snacks.
LH: 嗨，你们美国人呀，看球就非得吃零食。不过，这不是什么大事。You don't have to make a big stink。 厨房里有好多吃的，你自己去拿 吧。
LL: Have some chips, Li Hua. Hmm...it looks like the U.S. is getting creamed.
LH: Creamed? Cream不是奶油吗？
LL: No, creamed mean getting beaten. And badly.
LL：That's right. Say, Li Hua, why are you rooting for the U.S. team, anyway?
LH: 我为什么帮美国队呀？你忘啦，中国队在亚洲地区赛中输给了科威特队， 根本没有资格参加世界杯赛。
LL: Oh, yeah, I remember that. They were creamed pretty badly - Six to one, as I recall.
LH: 没错，输给科威特六比一！别说了， 一提起中国队的惨败， 我就伤心。 所以现在我支持美国队， 因为我在美国留学， 可没想到美国队也要输了。The US team is going to be creamed!
LL: The Czech Republic team is really good. I am not surprised the U.S. is getting creamed.
LL: It's a nice day, Li Hua. Let's go out and play some badminton.
LH: Larry，打羽毛球 你可不是我的对手， 说不定会被打得一败涂地呦。I'm sure you'll get creamed.
LL: I tell you what, Li Hua, if you cream me at badminton, I promise...
LL: I promise not to make a big stink about it!
今天李华学到了两个常用语。一个是make a big stink, 意思是大吵大闹、表示强烈不满。李华学到的另一个常用语是to be creamed意思是被击败。