Friday, May 30, 2008

Show 747 Thursday 29 May

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

There are a lot of clips on the internet of TV presenters making funny mistakes and one of my favourite ones is when a woman is introducing an interview and she accidentally says gay instead of blind.

This is what she says:

Right after the break we’re going to interview Erik Weihenmayer, who climbed the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, but he’s gay ... I mean he’s gay, excuse me, he’s blind ... so we’ll hear about that coming up.

I think that is hilarious. I’ve watched it about 50 times and it still cracks me up. It’s so funny because when presenters make mistakes like that they usually accidentally say another word because it sounds very similar.

For example, if she said he’s blonde instead of he’s blind. That would still be funny but more understandable, just a natural slip of the tongue, because the words are pretty similar. But the word gay sounds nothing like the word blind – so it’s like, how did she mix those two words up?And of course it’s also funny because being gay doesn’t make it hard to climb a mountain.


Kia Ora, this is Stick News. Yesterday the Nepalese monarchy was abolished. The monarchy started in 1768 and was the world’s only surviving Hindu monarchy.

The last kind of Nepal was born in Kathmandu in 1947. He became the king when he was just three years old after his father and grandfather ran away to India. A few months later his grandfather came back and became king again. The next king after his grandfather was his father, then his brother who was king from 1972 until he was shot in 2001. In 2001, ten people of the Nepalese Royal Family were shot and killed including the king and the queen. After the king died, the prince, who did the shooting, became king. He was king for three days, then he died and the dead king’s brother became the new king. On the 24th of December 2007, it was announced that the monarchy would probably be abolished in 2008. And on the 28th of May 2008 the monarchy was officially abolished and replaced with a secular federal republic.

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 29th of May.

Kia Ora.

Word Of The Day

Today’s word is blind.

If a person is blind, it means they can’t see because of injury, disease or a congenital condition. By the way congenital means present from birth.

The word blind is used in many idioms, for example:

Blind as a bat which means: not able to see well.
The blind leading the blind.
Turn a blind eye.
Not a blind bit means: not any.
Blind drunk means: very drunk.

conversations with sarah
#457 The blind leading the blind

Step 1: Repeat Jun’s lines.

Step 2: Read Jun’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Jun What does, “the blind leading the blind”, mean?

Sarah It’s used in a situation where somebody who doesn’t know much about something gives advice to another person who also doesn’t know anything about the subject. Do you know what I mean?

Jun No, not really.

Sarah For example, do you know much about hmmm let’s see ... do you how to fix the engine of a car?

Jun No, I have no idea.

Sarah Neither do I. So if I tried to teach you, then it would the blind leading the blind.

Jun Oh, I get it.


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Nepalese Monarchy

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