Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.
Today’s mistake comes from an advertisement that someone saw … in Auckland, I think.
The ad says that this company is “a truely global services leader”.
Can you spot the mistake?
There shouldn’t be an e in truly.
True has an e, but truly has no e.click here
As they say on their front page: Ten Word Wiki is an encyclopedia for the ADD generation.
Everything is described in ten words and, like Wikipedia, anyone can edit it.
Here are a few examples:
: Google Owned video sharing website. Home of a thousand cats
: Sudden creativity or solution. Never when needed. Always when busy.
I love the entry for broccoli
: It makes you feel like a giant eating some trees.
And the one for Lance Armstrong
’s pretty good too: Inspirational unitesticled cycling legend. Single-handedly invented the rubber wristband industry.
I wrote an entry for thedailyenglishshow
– but it’s pretty lame and I wrote it myself so please go and change it if you can think of something better.
Reuters reported a man in Germany ordered a cup of coffee at an amusement arcade.
Then, brandishing the steaming cup, he forced the attendant to open the till and fled with cash.
A police spokesperson said “he wasn't going to pour coffee over her, he was going to hit her with the cup".
And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 10th of February.
Kia ora.German thief robs arcade with cup of coffeetoday's STICK NEWS picturesWord of the Day
Today’s word is rubber.
Rubber is a substance which is used for making things like tyres.
I saw a poster in Auckland the other day which was advertising condoms.
It said: Kiwi rubber essentials.
On the poster there are some gumboots
and some jandals
which both can be made of rubber.
And some condoms … because rubber is an informal word for condom.Kiwi Rubber Essentials: As Kiwi as...conversations with sarah
Do you think it’s stupid?
Ah, well it’s not like in Japan, that’s for sure. Um, it’s pretty much the same as in the US, I think.
Do most people celebrate it?
No, not most people. Some people might go out for dinner or eat chocolate or something. And other people just spend the week moaning about how stupid Valentines Day is.
Do you think it’s stupid?
Well, I love chocolate, so any day that involves chocolate is good by me.
サラのメモ：Ten Word Wiki:
Why don't you try writing a new entry - or updating one? It's quite fun thinking of an interesting way to describe something in ten words. This could also be a fun activity for an English class or study group.
Show 1164 Wednesday 10 February
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