中英對照讀新聞》Dogs and cats vying to be mayor of California neighbourhood 狗與貓爭奪加州社區區長的寶座
One Californian neighborhood had had enough of the acrimonious atmosphere among people ahead of the November 3 US elections.
So the local street’s mayoral contest this weekend will be fought by cats and dogs, instead.
The 55th Street mayoral race in Oakland started with an incumbent cat named Wally running unopposed, but then other pets pounced at the opportunity to make the race competitive.
Kirstyn Russell’s 10-year-old Tabby has a campaign sign in the yard with the slogan ’Change Meow.’
Mary Owen has an 11-year-old Shiba Inu named Mimi, running with the slogan ‘She’ll bark when it matters.’ She said the light-hearted race was a chance to share the importance of civic engagement with children.
vie：動詞，爭奪、競爭。例句：Those candidates are vying for the Republicans congressional nominations. （這些候選人在競爭共和黨的國會提名資格。）
have had enough：片語，受夠了。例句：I have had enough of your grumbling.（我已經受夠了你的抱怨。）
acrimonious：形容詞，激烈的、充滿火藥味的。例句：We have an acrimonious dispute over the budget of the travel.（我們為了這場旅行的預算，有1場激烈的爭吵。）