The Slurp◆ Heard Around the World 夏天就是要喝思樂冰！ Don’t hold back—slurp◆ away on this classic frozen drink that came to be accidentally.
別猶豫 —— 豪邁暢飲這意外誕生的經典凍飲吧。
July 11th is National Slurpee Day. A Slurpee is a frozen carbonated◆ drink sold in 7-Eleven stores around the world and is the perfect summer refreshment.
The Slurpee was invented by accident in the late 1950s by Omar Knedlik of Kansas City in the US. Knedlik owned a Dairy Queen, and when his soda fountain broke down, he put bottles of soda in the freezer to keep them cool. Of course, some of the bottles ended up partially frozen, and the semi-frozen soda proved to be very popular with his customers. Knedlik developed a special machine and recipe for the drink, marketing it as the ICEE.
In 1965, 7-Eleven picked up the product and renamed it the Slurpee. The name was inspired by the slurping sound that the drink makes when it is sucked through a straw. Slurpee straws are also special. The top end is normal, but the bottom end has a little scoop that can be used for picking up the last bits of ice in the cup.
On 7/11, don’t forget to visit your local 7-Eleven and enjoy a refreshing Slurpee!
◆ slurp n. 啜食聲 & vi. 咕嘟咕嘟地喝 ◆ carbonated a.（飲料）含二氧化碳的
1. by accident 不小心地，意外地
= by mistake
David took my umbrella by accident when he left the company.
2. fountain n. 供應水或飲料的機器；噴泉
Ray filled up his cup using the drinking fountain.
3. break down 故障
Vicky’s car broke down in the middle of nowhere.
4. partially adv. 部分地
Oliver was partially responsible for the delay of the project.
5. rename vt. 為……重新命名／改名
John renamed his old product to promote it.
6. suck vt. 吸吮
The baby is sucking his pacifier.
* pacifier n. 奶嘴
7. scoop n.（球形的）勺子；一勺之量
After dinner, the kids were allowed to have a scoop of ice cream each for dessert.
8. refreshing a. 清涼的；提神的
Ashley likes to have a cup of refreshing lemon tea on a summer afternoon.
本文中所使用到的前綴詞 semi- 表「（一）半；部分地」，後面常接名詞及形容詞，像是「半圓」semi-circle、「半明半暗」semi-darkness、「半正式的」semi-formal、「半固態的」semi-solid 及「半自動的」semi-automatic 等。例：
The musicians sat in a semi-circle around the conductor on the stage.
James looks professional and casual at the same time in his semi-formal outfit.
The milk turned semi-solid after it had been left on the table for a week.