Friday, July 18, 2008

Show 797 Friday 18 July

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

Today I recommend a song by Poison which is an American band that was very popular in the late 80s and early 90s.

Their second album was called Open Up and Say...Ahh!, and it came out in 1988 – and it was one of the first cassettes that I ever bought. I think Kylie was the first cassette I bought and that was the second one. Anyway, I listened to that cassette a billion times probably … and it’s very good, in my opinion.

One of the songs off the album is called Every Rose Has Its Thorn. And it’s a love song and this is the story behind the song:

Vocalist Bret Michaels wrote the song in response to a failed love affair with a Los Angeles stripper. Poison had been playing at a cowboy bar called "The Ritz" in Dallas, Texas. After the show, Michaels called the woman at her apartment and heard a man's voice in the background. Heartbroken, Michaels wrote the song with an acoustic guitar in a laundromat.

And now I’m going to read you the start of the song.

We both lie silently still
In the dead of the night
Although we both lie close together
We feel miles apart inside

Was it something I said or something I did
Did my words not come out right
Though I tried not to hurt you
Though I tried

So sad, but so beautiful … go and listen to the song right now if you’ve never heard it before.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, a grieving family went to a funeral home to view their family member’s body, only to find the body of a stranger.

A family in Illinois, in the United States went to a funeral home to see the body of their 91-year-old grandmother.
They were shocked to find another woman’s body in the casket.
The family said the stranger was even wearing their grandmother’s dress and her favourite bracelet.
Their grandmother had been mistakenly buried – so she was dug up to be buried again.

And that was Stick News for Friday 18th of July.
Kia Ora.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is casket.
n. a box in which a dead body is buried or cremated

A casket is the same thing as a coffin.

In the Concise Oxford Dictionary it says that casket is usually American English and coffin is usually British English

In New Zealand I think coffin is more commonly used than casket.

friday joke

Two muffins were sitting in an oven.
One of them says, “Man, it’s hot in here!”
The other muffin replies, “Look, a talking muffin!”

conversations with sarah
#493 What ever happened to Poison?

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

Kate What ever happened to Poison?

Sarah They’re still together.

Kate Really?

Sarah Yeah. I just checked their website actually and they’re doing a big tour this summer.

Kate What countries are they going to?

Sarah Oh, it’s just the US I think. I want to see them in concert. It’d be cool.