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又中又英|a sight to behold

又中又英|a sight to behold

2021-12-23

People who invest in stocks know there is a huge bronze sculpture of a bull near the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street in Lower Manhattan. But they may not know the sculpture, called the Charging Bull or the Bull of Wall Street, is not actually on Wall Street but very near it on Broadway. This famous bull is often shown on TV when there is news about the New York Stock Exchange. The sculpture is 16 feet long, 11 feet tall, and weighs over 7,000 pounds. It is a sight to behold, which means it is very impressive and worth seeing. It was created by Italian immigrant artist Arturo Di Modica after the 1987 stock market crash known as Black Monday.

On the evening of December 14 1989 Di Modica drove the sculpture in a truck and illegally put it outside the New York Stock Exchange Building as a Christmas gift to the people of New York. Many came to see it. Police removed it later that day but the city government allowed it to be put on Broadway near Wall Street six days later because of public pressure. It has remained there ever since. I went to see it recently. It is truly a sight to behold. It was a cold day but tourists still formed a long line to have their pictures taken with the bull. Some tourists, especially women, had their pictures taken while fondling the testicles of the bull.

To fondle means to touch gently in a loving or sexual way. It was a sight to behold but I wouldn’t be caught dead fondling the testicles of the Charging Bull. If you wouldn’t be caught dead doing something it means you would never do it because it’s embarrassing. Tourists believe fondling the testicles bring good luck and fertility. To me that’s bullshit, which is another way to use the word “bull”! The Charging Bull got its name because it represents the courage of Americans, New York people, and a rising stock market.

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