Friday, January 23, 2009

#946 R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Naughty Britney, Up Your Sleeve

Show 946 Friday 23 January
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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today we’re studying a song by Aretha Franklin.
You’ve probably heard of Aretha Franklin – she’s a pretty famous singer. And she just sang at Obama’s inauguration.

The song she’s most famous for is called Respect.
The song was written and originally released by Otis Redding. And Aretha Franklin’s version came out in 1967.
You might not learn much from this song, except it will definitely help you to remember how to spell the word respect, because it’s spelt out many times in the song: R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Although … that’s not a particularly hard word to spell. It would probably be more useful if the song was called pneumonia or definitely.

The phrase just a little bit is also a good one to have up your sleeve.

Would you like some more ice cream? Mmm, OK, thank you, just a little bit.


Kia ora in Stick News today Britney Spears has decided to rename a song from her latest album following complaints about the naughty lyrics.

On the 28th of November 2008, Britney Spears released her sixth studio album. In the United States it sold over 500,000 copies in the first week. Some people aren’t happy with one of the songs on the album. So Britney decided to change the name of the song for its American radio release.

And that was Stick News for Friday the 23rd of January.
Kia ora.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
on Annupuri Jumbo #4

Where are you from?
Melbourne, Australia.

What do you think of today’s conditions in Annupuri?
Today’s great. Today’s um, nice, well it’s sunny in parts, a bit of snow … I don’t think it’s stopped snowing for like three days, has it, so … best snow I’ve seen in my life - ever. It’s fantastic. And I’ve been skiing a lot, well, boarding a lot, so … yeah.

How long have you been in Niseko?
Well, we’re here for eight days. So six, six days on the snow and, ah, we arrived on Monday and leave next Monday. So that’s basically eight days.

Where do you usually go snowboarding in Australia?
Ah, I usually go to … either Hotham which is in Victoria, I’ve been to Perisher … so either Hotham or Perisher. Hotham’s closest.
What do you do in Australia?
I work in, ah, property, so, like … industrial property. Yeah, so … it’s good. But I’m fortunate … I’m glad I’m not at work, I can tell you that much. No one can contact me.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is sleeve.
This is a sleeve.

To have sth up your sleeve is an idiom which means: to keep a plan or an idea secret until you need to use it.

Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

friday joke

How many politicians does it take to change a light bulb?
Two. One to change it and another one to change it back again.

conversations with sarah
#591 I didn’t get it at first

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

Sarah I didn’t get it at first.

Bobby The hidden message?

Sarah Yeah, I was staring at it for a while going: If U Seek … ahh. Maybe it doesn’t work as well with a New Zealand accent.

Bobby Oh really? Say “F”.

Sarah F

Bobby And “if”?

Sarah If.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


show start
artist: Boom Tschak
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: More Chocolate, Please
from: Former Yugoslavia

nsr start
artist: Zeropage
album: Ambient Pills Update
track: Is It Real?
from: Switzerland
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

nsr bgm
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Bass Vibes
artist site
YouTube channel

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: Wolfgang S.
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: Dynamite
from: Belgrade, Serbia, Former Yugoslavia
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: Kevin MacLeod
track: Vulcan
artist site
YouTube channel

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