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英美文化 – Bachelor Party《單身派對》
撰文者: Wayne 發表日期: June 17, 2009 – 6:38 am

單身派對是婚禮前夕的單身漢晚餐聚會,據說這項歐美傳統源自於斯巴達,當時這項活動被稱為「搞七捻三」的男子聚會。

在西方國家,單身男子結婚前不可或缺這種餘興節目。美國的單身派對通常會喧鬧吵雜,大夥喝酒作樂,甚至會找脫衣舞孃助興。許多好萊塢電影都可見到男主角被好友押送到單身派對狂歡,甚至新娘也開始舉辦這種派對囉!網友看電影時,不妨多留意英美的這項文化。

A bachelor party is a prewedding party held for a bachelor to make the most of his final chance to engage in acitivities his future wife may not approve of, or merely to hang out with his buddies.

The history of the bachelor party is believed to have originated with a bachelor dinner in Sparta where soldiers would toast each other on the eve of a friend’s wedding and where the dinner was called a “men’s mess.” 

This party is actually an integral party of the prewedding ceremony when the groom wishes to bid farewell to his buddies. It may involve activities beyond the usual party and social gathering ingredients (often drinking alcohol and gambling), such as going to a strip club or hiring a stripper. The bachelor party is, to some extent, as rite of passage from bachelorhood (associated with an adolescent lifestyle) to a “more responsible” marital life.

The task of organizing a bachelor party is often assigned to a male sibling of the groom or to the best man. Otherwise, any reputedly party-minded male friend will organize it. The planned activities of a bachelor party are traditionally kept secret from the groom.

In America, the party tends to become very noisy with an emphasis on getting the groom drunk and entertaining him with off-color (sexaully offensive; see the explanation below) humor. Bachelor parties have increasingly come to symbolize the last time when the groom is truly “free” and without the influence of his new wife.

(解說)

◎ Bachelor parties are also referred to as “stag parties”. (stag = 不帶女人參加的社交聚會)

◎ off-color = sexually offensive 下流的;有傷風俗的

Dick followed that up with fairly off-color jokes. (off-color jokes = dirty jokes)
(狄克接著又講了一些低級的笑話。)

(sample usage) – from Urban Dictionary.
I can’t wait to go to my bachelor party so all of my friends can have an awesome time doing all of things I can no longer do.

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