Thursday, October 19, 2006

Show 169 Thursday 19 October

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
So more about German today. Another German YouTuber who I recommend is AericWinter. I think that’s how you pronounce it.
In particular his video called: Expression [Instructional]. He teaches a few German words.
The first word he teaches is really long.
This is him saying it: “Ahh yes, the infamous terrorbekampfungserganzungsgesetz.”
Which means: amendment to the bill proposed to fight terror.
Maybe not the most useful word to learn in German.
But it got me thinking about long words in English ... like supercalifragilisticexpialidocious


Kia Ora, this is Stick News. Last night the New Zealand music awards were held and for the second year in a row the group Fat Freddy’s Drop won several awards.

Fat Freddy’s Drop is a band from Wellington with seven members. Their music is described as roots, dub, reggae, jazz and soul.
They released their first album in 2001. It was a live album recorded at a nightclub in Wellington.
Their first studio album was released three years later. Since then Based on a True Story has sold over 90 thousand copies.
At the 2005 New Zealand music awards Fat Freddy’s Drop won awards in every category they were nominated for.
This year they didn’t do too badly either. They won 3 awards.

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 19th of October.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
# 113 What’s the longest word in English?

Kim and Sarah talk about the longest word in English.
Step 1: Repeat Kim’s lines.
Step 2: Read Kim’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah.

Sarah What’s the longest word in English?

Kim I don’t know.

Sarah Smile, because there’s a mile between each s.

Kim Oh, OK. Seriously though, what is the longest word?

Sarah I don’t know. Maybe supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Kim What does that mean?

Sarah I don’t know ... actually I don’t think it’s a real word. Another word that people say is the longest word is: anti­dis­establishment­arianism.

Kim What does that mean?

Sarah I guess it means being opposed to disestablishmentarianism ... which means ... um


Today's news.
Fat Freddy's Drop.
Wandering Eye lyrics

Music on the show used with permission from

Today's questionanswer music:

Artist: fukufuku
Album: self-aaa
Track: air abyss
music at jamendo