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This expert failed to kill this word, today, belittle is used not only in United States and England ,but in other coutries where English is spoken. It seems that efforts to belittle the word did not stop people from using it.


You have been listenning to the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories. I'm Warren Shier.
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Now, the voa special English program,words and the stories. Today's word is belittle. It was first used by Thomas Jophson, the third president of the United States. Many years ago, a French naturalist C Bufeng wrote some books about the natural history. The books were great success even though some critics did not like them. Some critics said C Bufeng is more of a poet than a scientist. Thomas Jophson did not like what the contents said about natural wonder of the new world. It seemed. the Japhson that content gone out of his way to speak a natural wonder in American as if they are unimportant. This troubled TJ. He too was a naturalist as well as a farmer, in better, historian, writer and politician. He had seen the natural wonder of Europe. To him, there were no more important than those of the new world. In 1788, TJ wrote about his home state FJNR. Require writing, he thought about the natural beauty, and then, of the world's XX. At that moment, J created a new word belittle. He said, the C B releaves that nature belittle reductions  this side of Atlantic. Nowaster, the American expert liked this word. He put it in his English dictionary in 1806. Belittle, to make small, unimportant. Americans had already accepted this word and started to use it. In 1797, a independent critical newspaper use the word to discribe the politicion the paper supported. He is a unable man, the paper wrote, so that the politician try to belittle him as much as he pleased.In 1844, the republican XX wrote this about the opposition party. The X make attempt to belittle our candidiates. That is a famous game of there. In 1872, a famous American word expert, decided that the time has come to kill this word. He said, belittle has no chance of becoming English. And there were more critical writers of America, like X , feel no need of it. The sooner it was forgotten, the better. This expert failed to kill this word. Today, the word belittle is used not only in the United States, England, and the countries where the English language is spoken. It seems that, efforts to belittle the word did not stop people from using it.
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