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今天的头帖质量不是很高噢,主要错误也是你今后发帖注意的地方:
1.不要缩写,虽然我们都知道TV表示television,US表示the united states,但是头帖要求要高一点,须写完整,这样也方便下来的同志改你的稿子;
2.好多简单的单词你写错了,记得发表之前用word检查以下。
虽然都是小问题,但是要克服,我们要交一份令自己满意的听写稿...
肯定的是:版面很整洁,头帖还是值得鼓励地。-yhh


Now the VOA special english program words and stories.

Some unusall words describe how a person spends his/her time. For example., Someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lie down while watching TV, is sometimes called a couch potato. A couch is a piece of furniture that people seat on while watching TV, Roberts Armstrong and A from California developed the terms Couch potato in 1966, Several years later, he listed the term as a trademark with the US goverment. Mr. Armstrong also write a funny book about life of full time TV watcher. It is called the official couch potato hand book. Couch potatoes enjoy watching TV just as Mouse potatoes enjoy working computers. A computer mouse is a device that moves the pointer or cursor on computer screen. The description of Mouse Potato became popular in 1993. Amercian writer Alice C is set you had invented the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using computer or watching TV to cause someone to get cabin fever. A cabin is a simple house ususally build far away from the city. People go to a cabin to relax or enjoy quite time. Cabin Fever is not a really disease. However people can experience B and restlessness. If they spend too much time inside their home. This is a specially true during the winter. when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside. Often children get cabin fever if they do not go outside to play.So do their parents. This happens when there is so much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Somebody enjoys spending a lot of time in their home to make them nice places to live. This is called Nestean or Cocoonean. Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and baby birth. Some insects build cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocoons provide security for wife live. So people likes the nests and cocoons too. The terms nestean and cocoonean became popular more than 20 years ago. they descibes people buying their first homes and filling them with many things. this people then their children . now this children are growing and have left the nest, they are in college or they are married and starting families their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without their children in their empty nest. they have become empty nesters.

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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or laying down while watching television is sometimes called a chouch potato.

A * is piece of furniture that people sit on while watch television. Robert Armstrong, an artist from California developed the term * potato in 1976. Several years later, he listed the term as a trademark with the United States government. Mr.Armstrong also help write of funny book about wife as of four-time telivision watcher. It is called the official * potato handbook.

* potatoes enjoy watching television just as * potatoes enjoy working on computers. A compter mouth is the device that moves the pointer or * on a computer screen. The description of * potato became popular in 1993. American writter Alice * is set to have invited the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching television can call someone to get carbon fever. A carbon is a symbol house usually build far away from the city. People go to a carbon to relax and enjoy quiet time. Carbon fever is not really a disease. However, people can experience bored and restlessness if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside.

Often children get carbon fever if they cannot go outside to play. So do their parents this happens when there is some much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed. Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called nesting or cocoon.

Birds bulid nests out sticks to hold their eggs and baby birds. Some insects bulid cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocoons provides security for wildlife. So people like the idea of nests and cocoons too. The terms cocooning and nesting became popular more than 20 years ago. They describe people buy their first homes and fulling them with many things. These people them had children. Now these children are grown and have left the nest. They are in college or they are married and starting family's of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without children in their empty nest. They have become empty nesters.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Joe Mores. I'm *.

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Now the VOA Special English program Words and their Stories.

Some unusual words describe how a person spend his or her time. For example, some one who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television is sometimes called a couch potato. A coach is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television. Robert Armstrong, an artist from California, developed the term couch potato in 1976. Several years later, he listed the term as a trademark with the United States government. Mr Armstrong also helped write a funny book about life like a full time television watcher. It is called the official couch potato handbook.

Couch potatos enjoy watching television just as mouse potatos enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is the device that moves the point or cursor on a computer screen. The description of mouse potato became popular in 1993. American writer Alders Can? is said to have invented the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching television can cause some one to get cabin fever. A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time. Cabin fever is not really a disease. However people can experience bother and restlessness if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside. Often children get cabin fever if they can not go outside to play. So do their parents. This happens when there is so much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called nesting or cocooning. Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and baby birds. Some insects build cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocoons provide security for wild life so people like the idea of nests and cocoons too. The terms cocooning and nesting became popular more twenty years ago. They describe people buying their first homes and filling them many things. These people then have children. Now these children are grown and have left the nest. They are in college or they are married and starting families of their own far away. Now these parents are living along without children in their empty nest. They have become empty nesters.

This VOA Special English program Words and their Stories was written by Jill Moss. I'm Faith Luppitus?.
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Now the VOA Special English program Words And Their Stories.

Some unusuable words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television is sometimes called "a couch potato". A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television. Robert A., an artist from California developed the term "couch potato" in 1976. Several years later, he listed the term as a trademark with the United States government. Mr A. also helped write a funny book about life as of fulltime television watcher. It is called the official couch potato handbook. Couch potatos enjoy watching television just as mouse potatos enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is a device that moves point or cursor on a computer screen. The description of mouse potato became popular in 1993. American writer A.C. is said to have invented the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching television can call someone to get cabin fever. A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time. Cabin fever is not really a disease. However, people can experience bother and restlessness if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during winter when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside. Often children get cabin fever if they can not go outside to play, so do their parents. This happens when there is so much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called nesting or /. Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and baby birds. Some insects build / around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and / provide security for wild life, so people like the idea of nests and / too. The terms / and nesting became popular more than twenty years ago. They describe people buying their first homes and / with many things. These people then have children. Now these children are growing and have left the nest. They are in college or they are married, and starting families of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without children in their empty nest. They have become empty nesters.

This VOA Special English Program Words And Their Stories was written by Jill Moss. I'm F.L.
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Now the VOA Special English Program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.

Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television, it sometimes called a couch potato. A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television. Robert Armstrong, an artist from California developed the term couch potato in 1976. Several years later, he listed the term as a trademark with the United States government. Mr. Armstrong also helped write a funny book of life as a full-time television watcher. It is called The Official Couch Potato Handbook.

Couch potatoes enjoy watching television just as mouse potatoes enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is a device that moves the pointer or cursor on a computer screen. The description of mouse potato became popular in 1993. American writer Alice Kahn is said to have invented the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching a television can cause someone to get Carbon Fever. A carbon is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a carbon to relax and enjoy quiet time. Carbon Fever is not really a disease. However, people can experience boredom and restlessness if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside. Often children get Carbon Fever if they cannot go outside to play. So do their parents. This happens when there is so much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called nesting or cocooning. Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and baby birds. Some insects build cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocoons provide security for wildlife so people like the idea of nests and cocoons too. The terms cocooning and nesting became popular more than 20 years ago. They describe people buying their first homes and filling them with many things. These people than have children. Now the children have grown and left the nests. They are in college or they are married and starting families of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without children in their empty nest. They have become empty nesters.

This VOA Special English Program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES was written by Jill Moss. I’m Faith Lapitus.
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Now,the VOA Special English program,words and their stories.

Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example,someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television is sometimes called a couch potato. A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television.Robert Armstrong,an artist from California developed the term couch potato in 1976. Several years later,he listed the term as a trademark with the United States government. Mr.Armstrong also helped write a funny book about life as a full-time television watcher. It is called "The Offcial Couch Potato Handbook".

Couch potatoes enjoy watching television just as mouse potatoes enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is a device that moves the pointer or cursor on computer screen. The description mouse potato became popular in 1993.American writter Alice is said to have invented the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside a house using a computer or watching television can cause someone to get cabin fever. A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time. Cabin fever is not really a disease.However, people can experience boredom and restlessness if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside.

Often children get cabin fever if they can not go outside to play.So do their parents.This happens when there is so much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed.Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live.This is called nesting or cocooning. Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and baby birds.Some insects build cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocoons provide security for wildlife. So people like the idea of nests and cocoons,too. The terms cocooning and nesting became popular more than 20 years ago.They describe people buying their first homes and filling them with many things.These people and children. Now these children are grown and have left the nest.They are in college or they are married and starting families of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without their children in their empty nest.They have become empty nests.
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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

Some unusuall words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television, is sometimes called a couch potato. A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television.

Robert Armstrong, an artist from California developed the term/ couch potato in 1976. Several years later, he listed the term as a trademark with the United States goverment.

Mr. Armstrong also helped write a funny book about life as a full-time television watcher. It is called "The Official Couch Potato Hand Book".

Couch potatoes enjoy watching television just as Mouse potatoes enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is the device that moves the pointer or cursor on a computer screen. The description of Mouse Potato became popular in 1993. Amercian writer Alice C is said to have invented the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching television can cause someone to get cabin fever. A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time. Cabin Fever is not really a disease. However, people can experience boredom and restlessness if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside. Often children get cabin fever if they do not go outside to play. So do their parents. This happens when there is so much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy/ spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called Nesting or Cocooning. Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and baby birds. Some insects build cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocoons provide security for wild live. So people like/ the idea of nests and cocoons too.

The terms cocooning and nesting became popular more than 20 years ago. They describe people buying their first homes and filling them with many things. These people then had children. Now these children are grown and have left the nest, they are in college or they are married and starting families of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without /their/ children in their empty nest. They have become empty nesters.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Jill Moss. I'm Faith Lapidus.
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Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time.

For example, someone who likes spending a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television is sometimes called a couch potato. A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit down while watching television. R*, an artist from California developed the term couch potato in 1976. Several years later, he listed the term as a trademark the United States government. Mr. R also helped write a funny book about life as a full time television watcher. It is called the Official Couch Potato.

Couch potato is enjoying watching television just as mouse potatoes enjoying looking computers. A computer mouse is the device that moves pointer or cursor on a computer screen. The description mouse potato became popular in 1993. American writer A said the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching television can cause someone to get cabin fever. A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time. Cabin fever is not really a disease. However people can experience boredom and restless if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter when it is too cold and snowy to do things outside. Often children get cabin fever if they cannot go outside to play so do their parents. This happens when there is so much snow that schools, even offices and stores are close.

Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called nesting or cocooning. Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and birth. Some insects build cocoon around themselves for protection. When they grow and change, nests and cocoons provide security for wild life. So people like the idea of nests and cocoons too. The terms cocooning and nesting became popular more than 20 years ago. They describe people buying their first home and filling them with many things. These people then have children. Now these children are grown and have left the nest. They are in college or they are married and starting families of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without children in their empty nest. They have become empty nests
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Now the VOA special english program words and stories.

Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television is sometimes called a couch potato. A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television. Robert/s/ Armstrong, an artist from California developed the term/s/ couch potato in 1976. Several years later, he listed the term as a trademark with the United States goverment. Mr. Armstrong also helped write a funny book about life as a full-time television watcher. It is called The Official Couch Potato Handbook (书名大写,我省得一个个标红了). Couch potatoes enjoy watching television just as mouse potatoes enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is a device that moves the pointer or cursor on computer screen. The description of mouse potato became popular in 1993. American writer Alice Kahn is said to have invented the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching a television can cause someone to get cabin fever. A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time. Cabin Fever is not really a disease. However people can experience boredom and restlessness if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter/./ when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside. Often children get cabin fever if they cannot go outside to play.So do their parents. This happens when there is so much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy/s/ spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called nesting or cocooning . Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and baby birds. Some insects build cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocoons provide security for wild life. So people like/s/ the idea of cocooning and nesting too. The terms nestean and cocoonean became popular more than 20 years ago. They descibe/s/ people buying their first homes and filling them with many things. These people then have children . Now these children are grown and have left the nest. They are in college or they are married and starting families of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without /their/ children in their empty nests. they have become empty nesters.

This VOA Special English Program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES was written by Jill Moss. I’m Faith Lapitus.



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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television is sometimes called a couch potato. A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television.

Robert Armstrong, an artist from California developed the term/ couch potato in 1976. Several years later, he listed the term as a trademark with the United States government.

Mr. Armstrong also helped write a funny book about life as a full-time television watcher. It is called "The Official Couch Potato Hand Book".

Couch potatoes enjoy watching television just as Mouse potatoes enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is the device that moves the pointer or cursor on a computer screen. The description of Mouse Potato became popular in 1993. American writer Alice Kahn is said to have invented the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching television can cause someone to get cabin fever. A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time. Cabin Fever is not really a disease. However, people can experience boredom and restlessness if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside. Often children get cabin fever if they can not go outside to play, so do their parents. This happens when there is so much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy/ spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called Nesting or Cocooning. Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and baby birds. Some insects build cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocoons provide security for wild life. So people like/ the idea of nests and cocoons too.

The terms cocooning and nesting became popular more than 20 years ago. They describe people buying their first homes and filling them with many things. These people then hen children. Now these children are grown and have left the nest, they are in college or they are married and starting families of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without children in their empty nest. They have become empty nesters.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Jill Moss. I'm Faith Lapidus.
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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television is sometimes called a couch potato. A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television.

Robert Armstrong, an artist from California developed the term/ couch potato in 1976. Several years later, he listed the term as a trademark with the United States government.

Mr. Armstrong also helped write a funny book about life as a full-time television watcher. It is called "The Official Couch Potato Hand Book".

Couch potatoes enjoy watching television just as Mouse potatoes enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is the device that moves the pointer or cursor on a computer screen. The description of Mouse Potato became popular in 1993. American writer Alice Kahn is said to have invented the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching television can cause someone to get cabin fever. A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time. Cabin Fever is not really a disease. However, people can experience boredom and restlessness if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside. Often children get cabin fever if they can not go outside to play, so do their parents. This happens when there is so much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy/ spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called Nesting or Cocooning. Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and baby birds. Some insects build cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocoons provide security for wild life. So people like/ the idea of nests and cocoons too.

The terms cocooning and nesting became popular more than 20 years ago. They describe people buying their first homes and filling them with many things. These people then have children. Now these children are grown and have left the nest, they are in college or they are married and starting families of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without children in their empty nest. They have become empty nesters.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Jill Moss. I'm Faith Lapidus.
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Now the VOA sepcial English program words and stories.

Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time.For example,some one who likes to a lot of time sitting or lying down will watch television is sometimes called couch potato.A couch is a piece of fernich that people sit down while watching television.

Robert Armstang,an artist from California developed the term--couch potato in 1976.Several years later,he listed the terms at a trademark with the Unit State government.Mr. Armstang also hope to write a book about life of full time television watcher,it is called the offical couch potato hand book.Couch patatos enjoy watching television just as mouse patatos enjoy working on computers.Computer mouse is the / that moves point or / on computer screen.The discription of mouse patato became pupalar in 1993.A writer and his / is said to had invited to decrible young who spent lots of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching television can cause someone to get cabin fever.A cabin is a simple house usual built far away the city.People go to a cabin relax and enjoy quiet time.Cabin fever is not really a disease.However,people can experience / and restlessness if they spend too much time inside their home.This is esepcially sure during the winter when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside.Often chilren get cabin fever if they can not go outside to play.So do their presents this happens when there is so much snow,that schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy spending lots of time in their home to make them nice places to live.This is called nesting or /.Birds build nests out sticks to hold their eggs or babyborns.Some insects build / around themselver for protection while they grow and change.Nests and / provide security for
wide life.So people like the idea of the nests and / too.The terms became / and nesting are popular more than twenty years ago.Their desribe buying their firsi feeling them with many things,these people then had chilren.Now this chilren are growed and they lift the nest,they are in college or they are married ,and start families of their own far away.Now these presets living alone without chilren in their empty and they are become empty nesters.

This is VOA sepcial English program words and stories was written by Jill Mors.
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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television is sometimes called a couch potato. A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television.

Robert Armstrong, an artist from California developed the term couch potato in 1976. Several years later, he listed the term as a trademark with the United States government.

Mr. Armstrong also helped write a funny book about life as a full-time television watcher. It is called "The Official Couch Potato Handbook". tongue.gif

Couch potatoes enjoy watching television just as Mouse potatoes enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is the device that moves the pointer or cursor on a computer screen. The description of Mouse Potato became popular in 1993. American writer Alice Kahn is said to have invented the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching television can cause someone to get cabin fever. A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time. Cabin Fever is not really a disease. However, people can experience boredom and restlessness if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside. Often children get cabin fever if they can not go outside to play, so do their parents. This happens when there is so much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy/ spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called Nesting or Cocooning. Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and baby birds. Some insects build cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocoons provide security for wildlife tongue.gif . So people like the idea of nests and cocoons too.

The terms cocooning and nesting became popular more than 20 years ago. They describe people buying their first homes and filling them with many things. These people then have children. Now these children are grown and have left the nest, they are in college or they are married and starting families of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without children in their empty nest. They have become empty nesters.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Jill Moss. I'm Faith Lapidus.
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Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television is sometimes called a couch-potato. A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television.
Robert Armstrong, an artist from California, developed the term couch-potato in 1976. Several years ago, he listed the term as a trademark with United States government. Mr. Armstrong also helped to write a funny book about life as a full-time television watcher. It is called the official couch-potato handbook.
Couch-potatoes enjoy watching television just as mouse-potatoes enjoying working on computers. A mouse-potato is the device that moves the pointer or cursor on a computer screen. The description of mouse-potato became popular in 1993. American writer, Alice khan, is said to have invented the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.
Too much time inside the house using computers or watching television can cause someone to get cabin-fever. A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time. Cabin-fever is not really a disease. However, people can experience it bored and restlessness if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside. Often children get cabin-fever if they can not go outside to play, so do their parents. This happens when there is so much snow that schools, and even offices and stores are closed.
Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called nesting or cur cunning. Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs or baby birds. Some insects build cur cuns around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests or cur cuns provide security for wild life, so people like the idea of nests and cur cuns too. The terms curcuning and nesting became popular more than twenty years ago. They describe people first buying their homes and filling them with many things. These people then had children. Now these children are grown and have left the nest. They are in college, or they are married and starting families of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without children in their empty nest. They have become empty-nesters.
This VOA Special English program Words and their Stories was written by Joe moss. I’m…
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这是一个比喻的说法,人人爱家就像鸟儿聚巢nest和小虫作茧cocoon一样,都是把它们作为自己的避风港和安乐窝 laugh.gif -yhh
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