Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show. Today is the debut of my new T-shirt which arrived in the post yesterday! The Japanese government gave me some money. Well, not just me … they gave everyone some money to try and stimulate the economy. So I went on a bit of an online shopping spree and I ended up buying three T-shirts. This one is from New Zealand as you might be able to guess – Aotearoa is another name for New Zealand. And I got one from America which I’ll show you another day. And another one from New Zealand which hasn’t arrived yet. And this T-shirt company were kind enough to send me this matching thing which is actually a luggage tag, but I’m not planning on travelling any time soon … so I put this in it.
His Girl Friday came out in 1940 and it’s a screwball comedy which is a subgenre of the comedy film genre. Of course, you can read go and read the Wikipedia page to find out more about what screwball comedy is. It says one of the characteristics of screwball comedy is the fast-paced dialogue. So if you try to watch this movie and you find that you can’t keep up with what they’re saying, don’t worry because they are actually speaking pretty fast. But I’m sure you can handle studying a short scene from the movie.
At the start of this movie a woman walks in to a really busy office to go and visit a man who is her former partner. And she arrives with her current partner. And they have a brief conversation before she goes into the office to visit her former partner. And her partner seems to be a bit worried because this guy who she’s going to see isn’t very nice, apparently.
And he says: Are you sure you don’t want me to go in with you? But she says: Oh no, I can handle it.
Handleis a useful word. It means: to deal with or control a situation, a person, an area of work or a strong emotion. And an example in here is: I’ve got to go. I can’t handle it any more.
Kia ora in Stick News today Susan Boyle has got through to the finals of the TV show Britain’s Got Talent.
Susan Boyle is singer from a small town in Scotland. She is now world famous after a clip of her singing on Britain’s Got Talent was posted on YouTube. Wikipedia says: within nine days of her televised debut, videos of her audition, subsequent interviews of her, and her 1999 rendition of Cry Me a River had been viewed a combined total of over 100 million times on the internet. Susan sang in the first round of the semi-finals which were broadcast on the 24th of May. She won the public vote and is now through to the finals which will be broadcast in the UK on the 30th of May.
And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 26th of April. Kia ora.
Hildy He’s in Bruce. You’d better wait here. I'll be back in ten minutes. ブルースが居るわ。 ここで待っていてちょうだい。 １０分で戻るわ。
Bruce Even ten minutes is a long time to be away from you. たった１０分でも長いなー。
Hildy What did you say? 今何て言ったの？
Hildy Go on. さあ
Bruce Ah …
Hildy Well, go ahead. さあ、続けて。
Bruce I just said even ten minutes is a long time to be away from you. たった１０分でも長いなー。
Hildy I heard you the first time. I like it. That's why I asked you to say it again. I can stand being spoiled a little. The gentleman I'm going in to see did very little spoiling. あなたから初めて聞けたわ。 うれしい。 だから２度言ってもらったの。 あの人をうまく扱えるわ。 あの人、前にちょっと、やんちゃだっただけ。
Bruce I'd like to spoil him just once. Are you sure you don’t want me to go in with you? 僕が彼を甘やかすのは１度で充分。 本当に一緒に行かなくて大丈夫かい？
Hildy Oh no, I can handle it. 大丈夫よ。 一人で出来るわ。
Bruce If things get rough, remember I'm here. もし乱暴されたら、僕がここにいるのを思い出して。
Hildy I'll come running, partner. 走って戻るわ、あなた。
サラのメモ： I went on a shopping spree with the 12,000 yen I got from the government :) Did you get any money from your government as part of a "stimulus package"? If so, what did you spend it on?