Insufficient means not enough and a dowryis money or property that a bride gives to her new husband when they get married.
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a totally insufficient dowry.
Kia Ora, in Stick News today the first lady of France has been awarded 40 thousand Euros in damages after a company sold a bag featuring a photo of her naked.
Carla is a 40-year-old former model. According to Wikipedia, in the 1990s, she was among the 20 highest-paid fashion models. In February this year, she married the President of France. Since then a clothing company produced 10,000 bags featuring a photo of the first lady naked.The photo was taken in 1993. Carla sued the company and they’ve now been ordered to pay her damages. Reuters reported the founder and manager of the company said he would appeal because 40,000 Euros seemed expensive for "a small blunder."
And that was Stick News for Friday the 19th of December. Kia Ora.
Today’s snow report comes to you from … looking out my window late at night. You can’t see any snow because it’s too dark. This is the car park. And these are the lights at the entrance to the car park.
Word of the Day
Today’s word is nosy. It can be spelt with or without an e.
adj. (informal) showing too much curiosity about other people’s affairs
In-laws are your relatives by marriage, especially the parents of your husband or wife.
Do you have nosy in-laws, or nosy workmates or schoolmates?
I found an article online called: How to Cope With In-laws During the Holidays.
This is what it says: Tolerate nosy in-laws by answering only the questions you feel comfortable talking about. Avoiding dangerous topics can help, but plan ahead with your spouse so they can take over if you start feeling uncomfortable.
What’s the difference between outlaws and in-laws? Outlaws are wanted.
conversations with sarah
How can you tell, though?
Taka What’s the difference between being nosy and being interested? 詮索と興味、どう違う？
Sarah Yeah, that’s a good question - I guess it’s a matter of opinion. 良い質問だね。 意見によって違うかも。
Taka Yeah, true. そりゃそうだ。
Sarah I think it could be something to do with what the person plans to do with the information, or why they want to know. 何かする人のプラン情報をなぜ知りたいかに関わると思う。
Taka What do you mean? どういう意味？
Sarah Well, if they want to know just because they want to pass the information on as gossip – then that’s nosy, but if they want to know because they care about you and they hope that you’re doing well and if you’re not, they want to help you … then that’s genuine interest. もしその情報をゴシップとして流すのが目的で知りたいのなら、それは"nosy"だけど、あなたのプランがうまく運ぶことを願ってもしうまく行かないようなら手助けしたいと望むなら、それは純粋に"interest"でしょう。
Taka How can you tell, though? どうやって見分ける？
Sarah I think it’s usually pretty obvious. そんなのすぐ分かると思うけど。