Wednesday, January 27, 2010

#1150 Male Vs Mail,, Brad And Angelina, BS

Show 1150 Wednesday 27 January
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Hi, I'm Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

The other day a letter arrived from Japan. And on it, it said: AIR MALE.

Can you spot the mistake? Yes, it should be m-a-i-l.

If you’re male, you’re a man. And mail is what you find in the letterbox.

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This is an interesting site I came across the other day. It’s about protecting threatened languages.

They say they want to contribute towards “the preservation of as many languages as possible; because inaction will amount to the same thing as resigning to the cultural impoverishment of humanity.”

Apparently, sorosoro is a word from the Araki language in Vanuatu, which means “breath, speech, language”.

Part of what they do is film people speaking different languages. And I had a look at some of their videos on YouTube and I can tell you that ougogoua means yellow in a language called Benga.


Kia ora, this is Stick News. In gossip news today, some websites have reported that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are about to break up.

Brad Pitt and Angelia Jolie are an American couple famous for making movies, being incredibly attractive and collecting children from all over the world.
In the last few days there have been reports that couple may be planning to split.
The news caused a trending topic on twitter.
However, not everyone believes the story and there have also been reports that rumours are not true.

And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 27th of January.
Kia ora.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is BS.
BS is American English slang for bullshit.

That guy’s full of BS.

Bullshit is vulgar slang for nonsense.
And you can also use it as a verb.

For example: She’s just bullshitting.
Don’t try to bullshit me!

But as I said, it’s vulgar slang, so some people find it offensive. But BS is more acceptable. So you can get away with quoting it in a newspaper for example.

And I read a quote somewhere saying that the reports that Brad and Angelina were going to break up or had broken up were: BS.

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Hannah Do you think they’ve broken up?

Sarah Um, let me see … the last time I spoke to Brad and Angelina.

Hannah No, I mean from what you’ve read.

Sarah Well, it’s impossible to know.

Hannah You mean if it’s true or not.

Sarah Yeah, because the gossip sites and papers just make stuff up.

Hannah But they quote people.

Sarah Yeah, they quote "sources". "According to a source close to the couple …" they’re just making it up.



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