Friday, April 04, 2008

Show 692 Friday 4 April

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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today’s song is Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley. Rick Astley is from the UK and his song Never Gonna Give You Up came out in 1987. And in the UK it was the best selling single that year. And now, as you probably know, the video is the basis for the internet meme Rickrolling.

Gonna is an informal way of saying going to.

The chorus of the song goes like this:

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

So I think the singer is just trying to say that he is going to be a great boyfriend.

And there are lots of phrasal verbs in this which is excellent. You can learn a lot from this song.
Give up is a phrasal verb that has many meanings. I’m kind of confused about what it means here. I just looked it up and it says this:

Give sb up
1. (also give up on sb especially in AmE) to believe that sb is never going to arrive, get better, be found etc.
2. to stop having a relationship with sb

I don’t think I’ve ever heard give sb up (apart from in this song) – but I use give up on sb quite often. Anyway, I guess it means either one of those two.

Let sb down Is a common phrasal verb. It means: to fail to help or support sb as they had hoped or expected.

Rick Astley will never let you down.


Kia Ora, this is Stick News. Yesterday a pregnant man was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Thirty four years ago a girl was born in Hawaii. Her parents called her Tracey.
When she grew up Tracey decided she wanted to be a man. So she took drugs to change her body and she changed her name to Thomas and legally became a man.
Five years ago Thomas married a woman called Nancy.
Nancy couldn’t have children, so Thomas decided he would have a baby.
Now, he is pregnant.
Yesterday, he was interviewed on Oprah.
He said: I think that different is normal and love makes a family. And that's all that matters.

And that was Stick News for Friday 4th of April.
Kia Ora

Word Of The Day

Today’s word is ache.

Ache is a verb which means: to feel a continuous dull pain, as in: my shoulder is aching.

It also means: to have a strong desire for sb/sth or to do sth.
For example: I’m aching to go surfing again.

The word ache is in today’s song:

We've know each other for so long

Your heart’s been aching

But you're too shy to say it

Here ache means to yearn or long.
So it basically means: you want me.

in Kutchan

So this is what Kutchan looks like in spring. There’s a whole lot of dirty old snow sitting in the fields, melting. I wonder how long it will take before it’s all gone. A month? Two months? I don’t know.

friday joke

Waiter! Waiter! What’s this fly doing in my soup?
Backstroke, I think.

conversations with sarah

#423 I like what that guy said

Step 1: Repeat Luke’s lines.
Step 2: Read Luke’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Sarah I like what that guy said.

Luke What guy?

Sarah The pregnant man.

Luke What did he say?

Sarah He said: different is normal.

* He says this here from 2:25

Mmm, I guess that’s true.

Sarah Yeah, totally. It’s like, some people are commenting that the child will get teased at school ...

Luke It will though, don’t you think?

Sarah Yeah, maybe. But everybody has something different about them. I’ve never met anyone in my entire life who doesn’t have a story about feeling different than the other kids because of something unusual about them or their family.


Pregnant man on Oprah part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5

Stories about the pregnant man:

today's STICK NEWS pictures

Never Gonna Give You Up


show start
artist: BrunoXe
album: aprendiendo desde 2004
track: Mandrake
from: Jerez, Spain
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

WOD start
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Game Toy
from: EVREUX, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

friday joke start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: Sumbala
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: ioeo
album: Groovetracks
tracks: groovetracks ending
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: JCL
album: Journeys Thru Samsara
track: A Slow Walk
from: Watford, United Kingdom
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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