Friday, September 12, 2008

#823 Internet Love Song, Heart, Busted For Charging Phone

Show 823 Friday 12 September
Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

Today’s song is: internet love song by Tom Milsom. It’s a very cute song and he has posted the lyrics next to the video which is very useful.

Let’s look at some of the vocab in the song:

He says: circumflex underscore circumflex. He’s describing an emoticon here.
I had to look up circumflex actually, I wasn’t quite sure what it was.
This ^ is a circumflex. And this ^_^ is the emoticon he’s describing. I’m not even sure what that emotion is supposed to be … love? I’m not much of an emoticon expert.

Later on he sings some abbreviations. You probably know these ones:
LOL – laughing out loud (or a variation of that)
OMG – oh my god
ROFLMAO – rolling on floor laughing my arse off
BRB - I had to look this one up. This means: be right back. I guess people use it when they’re chatting … and I almost never chat online.

One more thing, he uses an idiom later on in the song.
He sings:
We'll pour our hearts out on the screen
One line at a time

To pour your heart out is an idiom which means to tell someone all your problems or your feelings.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today a woman in Japan has been charged with stealing power after she charged her cellphone at a train station.

On the 19th of August a 20-year-old woman was waiting for her friend at Sagamihara Station in Kanagawa. While she was sending email her battery ran out so she decided to charge the phone using a plug at the station.
A passerby then called the police and the police caught her and charged her with stealing power.
The woman had plugged the phone in for thirty minutes and used .015 watts of power which is worth .03 yen.
According to news reports, the woman is sorry for what she did, but she says everyone does it so she didn’t think she was doing anything wrong.

And that was Stick News for Friday the 12th of September.
Kia Ora.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is heart.
There are a lot of idioms that use the word heart.

If you suddenly feel sad or depressed about something you can say that your heart sinks.
My heart sank when I heard that he had won the election.

If you know something in your heart or your heart of hearts, then you have a strong feeling that it is true.
I knew in my heart of hearts that I was making the wrong decision.

And heart and soul means: with a lot of energy and enthusiasm.
He threw himself heart and soul in to the project.

friday joke

"You are a cheat!" shouted the attorney to his opponent. "And you're a liar!" bellowed the opposition.
The judge banged her gavel sharply and interrupted: "All right, now that both attorneys have been identified, let's get on with this case."

conversations with sarah
#507 That is beyond ridiculous

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

Sarah Oh, man, that is beyond ridiculous.

Jim But still, if everyone did it, they might lose a lot of money.

Sarah No they wouldn’t! It’s not like people think, "Hmm instead of plugging my phone in at home and letting it charge while I’m sleeping, I’m going to walk down to the station and wait for it to charge, so I can save .03 yen". I don’t think so. It’s just in emergencies.

Jim It’s still stealing though, isn’t it?

Sarah I don’t think it’s stealing. It’s just using a service. Like using the water or the toilet paper in the toilets.

Jim Maybe she was getting in the way.

Sarah Yeah, if that was the case, I could understand. Like if it was a really crowded station and it was a narrow passageway and her phone was a meter wide. Yeah, that I could understand. But I don’t think that was the case.

Jim I wonder who it was that called the police.

Sarah It must have been someone who was seriously anal-retentive. Either that or it was an ex-friend of hers who wanted to get her in trouble.

Jim What are people saying about it?

Sarah Most of the comments I saw online … people were staying it was ridiculous and joking about it or writing sarcastic comments … but some people actually thought what she did was a serious crime.


anal-retentive adj. (disapproving) caring too much about small details and about how things are organized


today's news (in Japanese)
today's STICK NEWS pictures


show start
artist: Boom Tschak
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: More Chocolate, Please
from: Former Yugoslavia

WOD start
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Game Toy
from: EVREUX, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

friday joke start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: Sumbala
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: Wolfgang S.
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: Dynamite
from: Belgrade, Serbia, Former Yugoslavia
artist site

qa start
artist: ioeo
album: triptracks
track: triptrack2
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: Ensono
album: Night Culture
track: Waking Dream
from: Vigo, Spain
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo

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Anonymous said...

I noticed that yesterday and today, on the conversations with Sarah section, on step two you wrote "talk to the Sarah" instead of "talk to Sarah". Which is odd I think, not that you aren't the best Sarah of all but...

tdes said...

Ha ha ... thank you, I've fixed it now.

Anonymous said...


I thought that it would be nice to hear this lovely song, so I leave you the link so you can post the song the way I did on the Spanish TDES blog.