Tuesday, February 09, 2010

#1163 Boy - Taika Waititi's New Movie, Arrest For Airport Bomb Joke, Honky

Show 1163 Tuesday 9 February
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 called Boy which is a new film by Taika Waititi.

He’s the guy who made the short film Two Cars, One Night which I talked about on show 1121.

Boy is being released in New Zealand next month, on the 25th of March.
And it looks really good. I’m very keen to see it.

The movie’s about a boy who loves Michael Jackson and he thinks his father’s some kind of hero. But he’s actually in jail. And, so, when he comes out, his father turns out to be quite different from what he imagined.

In one of the clips I saw, a guy in the boy’s class, who’s sitting behind him says: Your dad’s not overseas. He’s in jail for robbery.

And the boy says: Shut up, Kingi. You don’ t know.

And Kingi replies: Yes, he’s in the same cell block as my dad.

A cell is: a room for one or more prisoners in a prison or police station.

And a block is: a large single building subdivided into separate flats or offices.

So a cell block is a building in a prison which is divided into different rooms or cells, where the prisoners stay.


A 44-year-old Australian man flew from Sydney to Hamilton.
When airport staff in Hamilton were questioning him about his luggage, he joked that there was a bomb inside.
He was then arrested.

And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 9th February.
Kia ora.

Are you a Kiwi? I'm BEACHED AS! HA HA HA!

Can't you hear it ticking? HA HA HA!

Wanna chip bro?

Word of the Day

Today’s word is honky.

Honky is an offensive word, or a derogatory racial slur as it says in Wikipedia, for a Caucasian person, or a white person.

In the new trailer for the movie Boy, a guy who I think is the school teacher, says:
People call me a dumb honky all the time.

I don’t know how common this word is, so I’m not sure how likely you are to hear it.

And hopefully you won’t hear it or use it because, as I said it’s a derogatory racial slur, which means it’s not a very nice word.

conversations with sarah
#737 Your dad’s not overseas

Step 1: Read Kingi’s lines.
Step 2: Repeat Kingi’s lines and talk to Boy.

Kingi Your dad’s not overseas, he’s in jail for robbery.

Boy Shut up, Kingi. You don’t know.

Kingi Yes, he’s in the same cell block as my dad.

Boy Not any more. He escaped.

Watch this conversation below, from :051

Boy - Trailer 1

Boy - Trailer 2

Interview with Taika Waititi



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


artist: King Dubby
album: Chapter II
track: Zen Dub 2
from: Angers, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo

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