Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.
Today we're studying a scene
from the movie Yes Man
. I haven't actually seen this movie yet, but I really want to see it after seeing some clips on the internet.
Yes Man is an American comedy which came out in 2008.
In the scene we're studying, a guy called Carl, played by Jim Carrey
, is in a video store and he's talking on the phone to another guy - maybe his boss - and his boss is outside looking in so he can see that Carl's in the video store.
But Carl is obviously not supposed to be there and so he denies that he's even there.
He says: What? What are you talking about? I'm not at the video store. I'm in my apartment.
And his boss says: I can see you, Carl. I'm outside the video store.
And Carl says: That's not me.
And then he says something ridiculous about it being a guy who looks like him.
And then his boss says: Wow, that's amazing because his mouth is moving in exact sync with what you're saying.
In sync is an idiom which means: moving or working at exactly the same time and speed as sb/sth else.
There's nothing more annoying than watching a movie or a video where the audio is not in sync with the picture.
Reuters reported a young woman in Germany who was caught speeding burst into tears at the police station.
Another woman at the station, who was caught for the same offense, was so moved the tears that she paid the young woman's fine.
She was quoted as saying: "It is Christmas soon after all."
And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 15th of December.
Word of the Day
Today's word is back-stabbing.
On Sunday afternoon I went to a bar near my apartment because they have a market inside the bar every Sunday which I think is an interesting idea. And I saw a funny sign on the wall.
Back before smoking in restaurants was illegal you might have seen signs saying smoking area or non-smoking area ... but this sign said: No bitching or back-stabbing area.
Bitching means complaining.
And back-stabbing, that's an interesting word.
This is what the dictionary says: the act of criticising someone while feigning friendship.
So if you were to back-stab me ... when you saw me in the street you might say: Hi Sarah, great to see you! I love The Daily English Show, it's awesome. We should go for coffee sometime. Here's my number. Give me a call.
And then as soon as I walk away, you turn to your friend and say: I can't stand Sarah, she's such a loser. And The Daily English Show is lame.
So it's like when someone turns around you pull a knife out and stab them in the back.
conversations with sarah
That's not me.
* Watch this scene here
You know, I don't think there's anything written down on your fake calender.
No, it says specific things.
Specific things like get in line at a video store?
What? What are you talking about? I'm not at the video store. I'm in my apartment.
I can see you Carl. I'm outside the video store.
That's not me.
Oh, I know what's happening. There is this guy, who looks just like me, who, ah, goes to a lot of the same video stores that I do. That's probably who you're seeing right now.
Wow, that's amazing because his mouth is moving in exact sync with what you're saying.
Carl, I know you're not saying anything.
Carl, get outside. I know you're not talking.
サラのメモ： I just watched a longer version of that clip and it turns out the other guy is not his boss, it's his friend. I was thinking it was his boss and he was supposed to be at work. But after watching the longer clip, I think it's his friend and he's trying to get out of an event.Show 1126 Tuesday 15 December
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