Wednesday, February 17, 2010

#1171 Lady's, Ladies', Ladies, Autocomplete Me, Naked Cyclist, Emigrate, Go By Bike Breakfast




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Hi I'm Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
The other day when I was walking around my neighbourhood I saw a sign which made me sigh.
Ladies, as you may know, is never spelt like that.
Some people, like this shop owner, are obviously a bit confused about this word, so let’s have a look at it.
The singular is: lady.
And plural: ladies.
How about possessive?
This is the singular possessive: lady’s.
For example: Wow, look at that lady’s bag!
And this is the plural possessive: ladies’.
For example: Wow, look at those ladies’ bags!
So what do you think that sign should be?
I think you need the plural possessive here: ladies’.
click here
The site I recommend today is called Autocomplete Me.
This is a site where people submit funny suggestions that google makes when you’re searching.


STICK NEWS
Nick Lowe is a 40-year-old man who likes riding his bike naked.
Last year he was fined $200 after someone saw him riding in the buff and called the police.
But Nick is refusing to pay the fine and has taken his case to the high court.
He says he’s not an exhibitionist he’s just uncomfortable in clothes.
And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 17th of February.
Kia ora.
Word of the Day
Today’s word is emigrate.
Do you know the difference between immigrate and emigrate?
Immigrate means: come to live permanently in a foreign country.
And emigrate means: to leave your own country to go and live permanently in another country.
So first you emigrate and then you immigrate.
For example, if you’re from China and you’ve moved to Canada then you’ve emigrated from China and immigrated to Canada.
conversations with sarah
#743 What’s that sticker?
Step 1: Read Rob’s lines.
Step 2: Repeat Rob’s lines and talk to Sarah.
Rob What’s that sticker?
Sarah Oh, this is from the event I went to this morning: Go By Bike Breakfast.
Rob What was that?
Sarah Oh, it was an event put on by the council, you ride your bike there and you get a free breakfast.
Rob Cool.
Sarah Yeah, it was awesome. Free coffee, free orange juice, apples and even a free bike check.
Rob Sounds great. How often is that on?
Sarah Just once a year, unfortunately. I wouldn’t mind a free breakfast more often.
links
today's news - Stuff
today's STICK NEWS pictures
music
show start
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Future Cha Cha
from: Brooklyn, NY, United States
artist site
click here start
artist: #NarNaoud#
album: Green Vision
track: Oriental Standing
from: Gironde, France
artist at Jamendo
album 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
bgm
artist: King Dubby
album: Chapter II
track: Dynamic Dub
from: Angers, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo

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3 comments:

expat jobs said...

Really cool Sarah! Thanks for some small topic that have a massive learning especially for small kids.

top cd rates said...

You are such a smart one Sarah! You have added more knowledge on my vocabulary. And these words are used in our everyday life so i am glad I was explained about this. Some may sound a bit funny but they are still vital to communicate well. I was like a child again after learning these. Cool!

Keith said...

Ummm...while you're one of the most lovely ladies I've ever seen who's as persnickety about grammar as myself, I must take issue with you on one line of the transcript of your video (assuming you wrote said transcript):
"Ladies, as you may know, is never spelt like that."

That line should read as:
"'Ladie's,' as you may know, is never spelled like that."

(I'm using American punctuation above -- It's possible that for you it should look something more akin to: '"Ladie's", as you may know, is never spelled like that.')

-K