Wednesday, November 26, 2008

#898 Nasty Fantasies, tdes mp3s, Duck Causes Car Crash

Show 898 Wednesday 26 November
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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

Yesterday I went shopping at my local supermarket, which is great place to go shopping. And I bought this sweatshirt, which I really like, partly because I like the colour and the design but I also love what is written on it.
This is a classic modern Japanese style of T-shirt or sweatshirt – with the strange English writing. So I thought I’d talk about it today because today is mistake day. Often the writing on this kind of clothing doesn’t make any sense or it kind of makes sense but it’s full of mistakes.

But they’re usually not the kind of mistakes that you’d want to correct because it’s kind of like strange poetry. And actually the writing on this is almost perfect – apart from the lack of punctuation. So I’m going to read it to you. I love it.

The work team name is brain head project On the screen of my imagination I always project nasty fantasies Not because my mind is nasty But life without fantasies Is like an empty screen

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About a month ago someone left a comment saying: Hi Sarah, did you think of uploading TDES in just mp3 format?

And they explained that they download all the videos and then convert them to mp3 so that they can listen to them again over and over for listening practice – and the reason why they don’t want to do that with video is because video drains the battery really fast.

And my answer was no, I hadn’ t thought of that. But sure, why not … if enough people want the mp3 files, then it makes sense for us to do the converting. So, recently, we started uploading mp3 files. First on a site called Podomatic - – but then it turned out that that had a limit. So I found another site called Gcast which seems to be going pretty well, so far. So if anyone wants to listen to The Daily English Show on your mp3 player, then you might want to check out this site.


Kia Ora in Stick News today a duck in New Zealand caused a car accident by crossing the road.

Yesterday a duck and her ducklings crossed the road in a city called Palmerston North. According to news reports, the ducks crossed Centennial Drive at 9:15 yesterday causing a car to swerve into an oncoming van. The impact rolled the van and sent it spinning sideways down the road. Apparently no ducks or drivers were hurt in the accident.

And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 26th of November.
Kia Ora.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is nasty.
I quite like this word, for some reason. Maybe it’s something to do with the way it sounds. Nasty.
It says here nasty has four meanings - none of them are good.

1. very bad or unpleasant
2. unkind; unpleasant
3. dangerous or serious
4. offensive; in bad taste

And here’s an idiom using nasty: a nasty piece of work.

It says here it’s British English so maybe they don’t use it in North America.
It means: a person who is unpleasant, unkind or dishonest.

conversations with sarah

#560 How much was it?

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

Mel How much was it?

Sarah I can’t remember.

Mel You only bought it yesterday.

Sarah Yeah, that was twenty four hours ago.

Mel Useless.

Sarah Well, I can remember the price range. It was somewhere between about 700 and 1000 yen. Yeah, maybe it was 800 yen.

Mel Wow, that’s cheap.

Sarah Yeah, well, I bought it at a supermarket. It’s not exactly a designer store.

Sweatshirt poetry:


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


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

click here start
artist: #NarNaoud#
album: Green Vision
track: Oriental Standing
from: Gironde, France
artist at Jamendo
album 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: Zeropage
album: Ambient Pills Update
track: City Flight
from: Switzerland
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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