Thursday, February 25, 2010

#1179 Rock Paper Scissors Ad, Olympic Speed Skater Disqualified, Ingredients + Outgredients?

Show 1179 Thursday 25 February
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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

The video we’re studying today is an advertisement for an American beer called Bud Light.

I think it’s pretty funny.
Two guys are at a party and they go to get the last beer at the same time.
And so one of them says, “OK, now what?”
And the other one suggests that they decide who gets the beer by doing Rock Paper Scissors.
He says: Rock Paper Scissors for it?

So they do it. And one guy throws paper with his hand, like you’re supposed to, but the other guy throws a rock at him.
In the game, paper beats rock, but the guy threw an actual rock, so it knocks the other guy out, and he gets the beer.


Sven Kramer is a 23-year-old long track speed skater.
At this year’s Winter Olympics he won the 5000-metre speed skating race.
He also finished first in for the 10,000-metre event, but was disqualified for skating in the wrong lane.

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 25th of February.
Kia ora.

Hi! What's your name?
Are you stupid?

How do you feel?
Good, of course. Are you stupid?

I'm so sorry Sven...

Word of the Day

In Word of the Day today, we’re talking about another beer advertisement.

Today’s word is ingredient.

Ingredients are the stuff that’s combined to make a particular dish or food product. For example in this peanut butter, the ingredients are: Organic peanuts 99.4% (China), Natural unrefined sea salt .06% (NZ).

Is it just me, or does that not add up to 100%?

Anyway, check out this billboard that I saw near my house.

It’s advertising a New Zealand beer and it says:

Ingredients: malt, hops, yeast, water
Outgredients: Anything else.

Of course outgredients isn’t a word, but ad agencies often make up words, and I think this is pretty clever.
It’s advertising the fact that this is beer is supposed to be more pure than other beers and doesn’t contain stuff like preservatives or random chemicals.

conversations with sarah
#749 I threw paper!

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

Man 1 OK, now what?

Man 2 Rock Paper Scissors for it?

Man 1 OK, that’s fair. On three?

Man 2 Yeah.

Man 1 One, two, three.

Man 2 I threw paper.

Man 1 I threw a rock.

Rock Paper Scissors - Transcript

OK, now what?
Rock, Paper, Scissors for it?
OK, that’s fair.
On three?
One, two, three.
I threw paper.
I threw a rock.

Refreshingly smooth Bud Light. Always worth it.

Low five.


today's news - NY Times


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