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By : 英语点津|Updated: 2011-10-21

大概是因为网络的无处不在,现在世界各地好像都在流行“快闪”。可能在我们城市的某个区域,此刻正有一群flash mob在活动呢。你会是其中之一吗?

Flash mob refers to a large group of people who gather in a usually predetermined location, perform an unusual action for a brief time, and then quickly disperse.快闪族 flash mob

快闪族(flash mob)指聚集在一个事先商定好的地点,在短时间内完成一些异常的举动,然后快速解散并消失的一大群人。

Organizing a "flash mob" basically involves e-mailing a bunch of people with instructions to show up at a certain place for a few moments, then disappear. To protect the planned serendipity of each event, participants aren't told exactly what the mob is supposed to do until just before the event happens.


The term flash mob is generally applied only to gatherings organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails, not applied to events organized by public relations firms.


Example of a well known flash mob was the April 2006 silent disco in London. At various London Underground stations, people gathered with their portable music devices, and at a set time began dancing to their music. It was reported that more than 4,000 people participated at London Victoria station.