Larissa: I'm really nervous about meeting your family.
Vince: You don't need to be. They'll love you and you'll fit right in.
文斯：你没必要这样 。他们肯定喜欢你，你们在一起会合得来 。
Larissa: Okay, but I want to make sure I know everyone I'll be meeting. Your Grandmother Celine is the matriarch of the family and your Uncle Nick is the black sheep of the family, is that right?
Vince: That's right, but none of us let on that Uncle Nick is considered the prodigal son. He was really rebellious when he was young and left home when he was 17. He came back 15 years later, but nobody really knows what happened during that time. He's always been a little eccentric.
文斯：对，家里没人不承认尼克叔叔是回头的浪子 。他年少时很反叛，17岁那年离开了家，过了15年才回来，没人真正清楚那段时间发生了什么 。他的行为一直有点古怪 。
Larissa: I'll be sure to steer clear of Uncle Nick, in that case. Let's see, you told me that he is the oldest and your Aunt Sue is the baby of the family. Where does your Aunt Lily come in?
Vince: She's the middle child and is always the scapegoat for anything that goes wrong. At least that's what my grandfather has told me all these years.
文斯：她是老二，一出岔子她就是替罪羊 。至少这些年我爷爷是这么对我说的 。
Larissa: That's your Grandfather Albert, the patriarch of the family, right?
Vince: Yes, you've got it. I'm impressed you remembered so much about my family.
文斯：是的，你都知道了 。我是在帮你加强对我们家庭的印象 。
Larissa: If I'm walking into the lion's den, then I want to be prepared.
Vince: Don't think of it that way. They're all going to love you.
文斯：不要那样想 。他们肯定喜欢你 。
Larissa: Famous last words!
在英文中黑颜色和白颜色往往是对立的。黑代表黑夜和邪恶，而白象征着日光、善良或美德 。在美国好莱坞早期那些无声电影里，导演往往给英雄人物戴上白帽子，而给坏蛋戴黑帽子 。黑和白这两个字 black and white 经常在美国的成语和俗语中出现 。可是，它们并不一定像好人、坏人那样黑白分明 。有时候，黑还具有肯定和积极的意思 。例如，对一个做生意的人来说 in the black 就意味着赚钱，而不是亏本 。今天我们就来讲一个关于black的俚语 。
Idiom: black sheep
Meaning: In the English language, black sheep is an idiom used to describe an odd or disreputable member of a group, especially within a family.
Origin：The term originated from the occasional black sheep which are born into a flock of white sheep due to a genetic process of recessive traits. Black wool was considered commercially undesirable because it could not be dyed. In 18th and 19th century England, the black color of the sheep was seen as the mark of the devil.
We all thought my youngest brother was the black sheep in our family. In fact he was in so much trouble he ran away to Australia. But he started a new life there, married a wonderful girl, and now he's a millionaire.
我们都认为我最小的弟弟是我们家的败家子 。实际上，他闯了好多祸，最后只好逃到澳大利亚去 。可是，他在那里重起炉灶，和一个非常好的女孩结了婚，现在都成了百万富翁了 。