The site is for a podcast which you can download for free and subscribe to in iTunes. They’ve done 40 episodes so far and they’re all about an hour long each. I’m a big fan, so I’ve listened to all of them.
The hosts are a couple called Ricky and Lauren and they just talk about random stuff that’s going on in their lives. They tell stories and they argue about things like whether or not Lauren’s mouth is close enough to the microphone.
And I think it’s very entertaining, it’s very funny. I usually listen to it when I’m cooking or doing the dishes, folding washing, going for a walk …
And for English study, I think it’s good listening practice for natural American English, especially if you usually listen to more formal interviews or discussions. I think it’s good to have a balance and to listen to some informal stuff as well.
In 2006 a 49-year-old man called anthony claimed he was a close friend of the Barclays and convinced a potential buyer to hand over 1 million pounds for the hotel. But the sale never happened and the money was never returned. Apparently as soon as he got the cash Anthony went on a spending spree. He’s now been convicted and will be sentenced on the 27th of July.
And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 7th of July. Kia ora.
I saw a billboard in Auckland a couple of months ago which I thought was quite clever. It was advertising a mobile phone company.
It said: Sarcasm comes across really well in email.
Sarcasm is when you use words that are the opposite of what you mean in order to mock or convey contempt.
In this billboard they’re being sarcastic and they mean the opposite of what they say, that sarcasm doesn’t come across well in email. And their point is that you should call people instead of emailing them.