Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Show 662 Wednesday 5 March

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

For two months we’ve been filming The Daily English Show once a week at Saison Club, which is a hotel here in Niseko. We’ve finished doing that and now we’re back filming here on Wednesdays. So I just want to say thank you to Saison Club for their support. And if you’re looking for a place to stay in Niseko, please check them out.

It was an interesting experience filming there and one of the highlights was that we met some really cool people – there were some Australian girls working there and they were great. It was a lot of fun hanging out with them.

So, anyway, back to talking about mistakes on Wednesdays. And today’s mistake is: every day. I might have talked about this mistake before but I think it’s worth mentioning again because so many people seem to make this mistake and it annoys me. Not if students make it, but native English speakers. I just don’t get how people could make this mistake. It’s very weird. I guess this is pet peeve of mine.

So every day, as in, I eat salad every day, is two words. But some people write it as one word. Why would it be one word?

I get up at 7am every morning.
I see my family every Christmas.
I drink wine every night.

You don’t write every morning, every Christmas, every night as one word, do you? No. So why would you write every day as one word?

Everyday is actually a word. It’s an adjective which means ordinary or commonplace.
For example, these plates are for special occasions and these are for everyday use – as in ordinary use.

So as you can see the word everyday has a different meaning than the two words every day.

So just remember every hour, every minute, every second, every morning, every year, every month - none of these words are joined together and neither is every day.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, an English university has failed in their attempt to break a world record in Smurf gathering.

The Smurfs are a fictional group of small
blue creatures. They were created by a Belgian cartoonist and made their first appearance in 1958.
1981 to 1990 a show called The Smurfs was produced in America.
These days, people like dressing as Smurfs.
On Monday night at the
University of Southampton in England, 720 people went to a university bar dressed as Smurfs.
They were trying to break the world record for the most Smurfs gathered in one place at a time.
But they missed the mark by 164 people.
Last month 884 Smurfs gathered at another university in the UK called
Chester University.

And that was Stick News for Wednesday 5th March.
Kia Ora

in Kutchan

Last month there was an event in Niseko called Scenic Night and there were candles on display all along the road. It was really pretty.

conversations with

#405 What are some of your other pet peeves?

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

Tom What are some of your other pet peeves?

Sarah Mmm ... when people don’t spell check things.

Tom Like emails?

Sarah No, not emails or stuff like comments on YouTube ... I don’t think that stuff’s that important. But, stuff that has been printed.

Tom Like books?

Sarah Yeah, or flyers, brochures.

Tom In Japan, you mean?

Sarah Yeah.

Tom There’s a lot of strange English in brochures in Japan.

Sarah Yeah. I don’t mind so much about the strange stuff that’s been written by a non-native speaker. Cause that’s kind of understandable cause they don’t always have the money to get it written or checked by a native speaker. But when they’ve spend so much money on printing and they don’t even bother to spell check it, then that’s just ... sloppy.

Tom True.

Sarah Like the other day I saw a flyer which had obviously cost a lot of money to print and it said “restautant” instead of “restaurant” and I thought ... man, why don’t you even use spell check? Ridiculous.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures

The Smurfs at Wikipedia
The Smurfs official site

Every day / everyday at the Common Errors in English site


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