Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.
But I thought the video that did win was pretty well done and it has some interesting language we could study, so I thought we’d talk about that today.
It’s a video introducing a place in New Zealand called Gisborne
and giving tips on how to fit in there.
The presenter starts out by saying: Going to a new city or town, you don’t want to stick out like a sore thumb.
To stick out like a sore thumb is an idiom which means to be easily noticed as different.
And in the background a guy hits his thumb with a hammer so he has an actual sore thumb.
Their first tip is to pronounce the name of the place correctly: giz bin.
I guess this is because some visitors pronounce it incorrectly. Maybe they say giz-born, which is how it looks like it should be said.
The second tip is: Learn how to say hello in their language.
And they show a gesture of greeting. This gesture isn’t just used in Gisborne – it’s an informal greeting used all over New Zealand. You raise your head and eyebrows, like that.
It’s the opposite of the Japanese informal greeting where you nod your head.
is an American artist famous for taking photos of naked people.
In 2003 he photographed 7,000 naked people in Spain.
In 2007 around 18,000 people striped for him in Mexico.
His latest work took place in Australia. More than five thousand volunteers posed naked in front of the Sydney Opera House.
And that was Stick News for Monday the 1st of March. Kia ora.Getting naked for art at the Sydney Opera Housetoday's STICK NEWS pictures
conversations with sarah
How was your day?
How was your day?
Good. I went to a protest
What’s going to happen to it?
Well the government wants to save money …
So, they’re going to get rid of it?
Not quite. But they’ve suggested stuff like introducing advertising, which would really suck.
サラのメモ：We lost :(
Show 1183 Monday 1 March
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