Thursday, September 27, 2007

Show 512 Thursday 27 September

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

It’s time for a history lesson.
See this book? This is the Acadia Students’ Union Handbook – it’s like a diary or schedule or planner or whatever you call it.
I think the cover’s pretty awful, but there’s a lot of useful information inside, including a page with a brief history of Wolfville.
So let me share with you the history of Wolfville.
The first known settlers to this area were these people: Mi’kmaq – I don’t know how to pronounce that. But anyway, they arrived somewhere around 700 AD.
Then French people settled here in the 1680s and they were called French Acadians.
Then in 1755 the British kicked out the Acadians.
And between 1759 and 1760 lots of planters settled here. I don’t know what they were planting – but it says here they were planters.
And the community became known as Mud Creek, because there was a muddy creek I guess.
Then in 1830 it was changed to Wolfville – and the name comes from the family name: DeWolfe. It says here that DeWolfe families were prominent and numerous in this area.

So there you go. When I first heard the name Wolfville I thought it must have been named that because there were a lot of wolves in this area. But, no.


Kia Ora in Stick News today, there is now an official anti-bullying day in Nova Scotia. The second Thursday of the school year has been named Stand Up Against Bullying Day. On the day students are being asked to wear pink.

A teenage boy in Cambridge, Nova Scotia wore a pink polo shirt on his first day of school this year.
He was harassed for wearing the shit. People called him a homosexual and threatened to beat him up.
Two students heard about the bullying and decided to take action. CBC news reported they went to a nearby discount store and bought 50 pink shirts.
They then emailed classmates and asked them to wear the shirts to support their anti-bullying cause, which they called their ‘sea of pink’ campaign.
The next day dozens of students wore the pink shirts and hundreds more wore their own pink clothes.
When the bullied student arrived at school to see the students wearing pink, his classmates said it was a powerful moment.
"Definitely it looked like there was a big weight lifted off his shoulders. He went from looking right depressed to being as happy as can be."
The school principal was proud of his students.
He said: "You're always hearing about the youth of the world and how bad things are. Well, they're not that bad."
Now, the second Thursday of the school year has been officially recognized as Stand Up Against Bullying Day by the Nova Scotia government.
The Premier, a former teacher, is encouraging students to wear pink on the day and he says he was impressed by the students who started the campaign.
"I've seen circumstances as a teacher where students can make a difference, and this is one of those times when students have made a difference."

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 27th of September.
Kia Ora.


Do you know where the name Wolfville comes from?

No idea.

I don’t know.

Um, I have no clue where the name Wolfville comes from?

Probably when the founder of this great town came about I’m pretty sure a wolf attacked him. And he just decided to call it Wolfville because he battled that wolf so badly, that it was left with him forever. So he thought that he would like to name this great, great, great village after the wolf that had attacked him.

conversations with sarah
#317 Are Acadians different from Quebecois?

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

Jack Are Acadians different from Quebecois?

Sarah Yeah. They’re both descendants of people from France – but they settled in different areas of Canada, so the culture’s different.

Jack How many Acadians are there?

Sarah Ah, it says here in Wikipedia there are 380 thousand.

Jack And they all live in Nova Scotia?

Sarah No, most of them live in New Brunswick.

Jack Where’s that?

Sarah It’s the province next to Nova Scotia.

Jack So lots of people there speak French?

Sarah Yeah, it says 35%.

Jack But it’s different from Quebec French?

Sarah Yeah, it’s Acadian French.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


show start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: La note en cage
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

asking acadia start
artist: XL Ant
album: XL Ant
track: Levitation (Club Mix)
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: Manu Cornet
album: Distance & Temps
track: Silk Road
from: Paris, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: sion
album: Smoky Jazz Dub
track: Back for Coffee
from: Rugby, ? (doesn't say which country - could be England, Australia, South Africa or USA)
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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