Tuesday, June 02, 2009

#1048 The Wild Ride, Scribble Spree, Record, Knock Idioms + Phrasal Verbs

Show 1048 Tuesday 2 June 2009
Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

Today we’re studying a scene from a movie which I found on Joost called The Wild Ride.
It was made in 1959 and it stars Jack Nicholson.

EDIT (June 2010) - the movie on Joost is not working. Try this video:

I’ve only watched the start of the movie so far but I think it’s pretty funny. I like the classic, cheesy dialogue.

In the scene we’re studying, a guy called Johnny is in a police station talking to a police officer. The police have brought him into the station because they think he ran a police officer off the road – but they don’t have any evidence. And Johnny seems to be a bit of a bad boy and he obviously doesn’t have much respect for the police.

He says to the police officer: Lovely place you got here.

This is actually a very nice thing to say to someone if you visit their house.

Lovely place you’ve got here.
Or: Lovely place you got there.

But to say it to a police officer at a police station is very rude and disrespectful. And Johnny is saying it to show that he doesn’t respect the police and he’s very confident and not scared of them. He’s taking the piss, basically.

And so the policeman says: All right, knock it off!
Do you know what knock it off means?

This is one meaning of to knock something off. I knocked the bottle off the tray.

But knock it off is an idiom.
Used to tell sb to stop making a noise, annoying you etc.

It’s similar to cut it out or shut up.


Kia ora in Stick News today two men were arrested as they tried to leave New Zealand after graffiting a bar with their names and details.

Two 27-year-old Irish men went to New Zealand on holiday.
On their last night in Queenstown they went out for a few drinks and went on a scribbling spree with a permanent marker.
The owner of the bar they defaced said they scribbled on walls, tables, glasses and windows.
The New Zealand Herald reported their graffiti included thank-you notes, pictures of male genitalia and the men's details.
They were due to fly out of the country but they missed their flight after they were arrested at the airport the next day and charged with wilful damage.

And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 2nd of June.
Kia ora.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is record.

A record is: a person or thing’s previous conduct or performance.

If you have a criminal record, then there’s an official document which lists the crime or crimes you’ve committed.

And this is also a record.

photo: SPazzo_1493

In today’s scene, the police officer says: This is your record.

He’s holding some paper and he’s obviously talking about Johnny’s criminal record. But Johnny takes the piss and says: Did I make a record?

conversations with sarah
#662 Did I make a record?

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

Watch this scene here from 6:44/52:35

Johnny Lovely place you got here.

Officer Alright, knock it off. You know what this is?

Johnny We gonna play games?

Officer I asked you a question.

Johnny OK. No I don’t.

Officer Then I’ll tell you. This is your record.

Johnny Did I make a record?

Officer You see how it goes Jonny. Speeding, reckless driving, and then the chicken scene and finally you run a policeman off the road.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures

The Wild Ride - Wikipedia
The Wild Ride - IMDB


show start
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Future Cha Cha
from: Brooklyn, NY, United States
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

cws start
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: The Jazz Woman
from: Brooklyn, NY, United States
artist site

qa start
artist: ioeo
album: triptracks
track: triptrack2
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: Cliffhanger
album: Soft n mellow
track: Ha, I hope u can follow
from: Sweden
artist at Jamendo
album at Jamendo

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