Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Show 363 Tuesday 1 May

Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
It’s the first of May today and thanks to you I achieved my dream of being the number one video podcast at Podcast Alley in April.
53 people voted for me – actually 52 because I voted for myself once.
So thank you very much that’s very cool and you’re all going to get As this semester.
I printed out the list see ... The Daily English Show is number one oooh yeah! And let’s see who isn’t number one. Hmmmm. Number 14, French Maid TV. Number 25, Tiki Bar TV. Number 30, Rocketboom ... loser!
Some people left some very nice comments too, like this one:
This is the greatest language show ever created in the history of the universe.


Kia ora in Stick News today, a woman in New Zealand got an automatic telling off after a computer objected to her name.

Telecom New Zealand is a telephone company. It is New Zealand's second largest mobile operator and the largest company by value on the New Zealand Exchange.
Recently, a woman emailed Telecom to ask if she could get broadband in her suburb.
The woman’s name was Gay.
The word gay has several uses.
It is a name. It is also a noun meaning a homosexual person.
And an adjective which can mean: brightly coloured, carefree, homosexual or stupid.
Gay got an automated reply email from Telecom which said her email was: identified by our content filtering processes as containing language that may be considered inappropriate for business-like communication.
The New Zealand Herald reported that the company apologized to Gay.

And that was Stick News for Tuesday 1st of May.
Kia Ora.

the snow report

There isn’t much snow left in Kutchan, but there are still plenty of snowmen.

conversations with sarah
#225 What’s Podcast Alley?

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

Mana What’s Podcast Alley?

Sarah It’s a podcast directory.

Mana Is it the only podcast directory?

Sarah No, there are a lot of them. I found this site called podcast411 or something, and it’s a directory of Podcast directories – and there’s a whole list of them.

Mana When did you hear about Podcast Alley?

Sarah About a year ago, I was listening to a podcast and they asked listeners to vote for them at Podcast Alley.

Mana Did you vote for them?

Sarah Not at first.

Mana Why not?

Sarah Because I usually listen to podcasts when I’m going for a walk or when I’m on the train or something and I think, “ah I’ll do that later when I’m using my computer “. And then I just forget about it.


Today's news.
Telecom New Zealand

today's qa bgm

artist: Jampy
album: Rain
track: Funky Duck Goes West
from: Napoli, Italy
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site