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Now the VOA special english program "words and stories".
Every people has it's own way of saying things,it's own special expressions,these are the living speach of people.And story can be told about each of them. A white swan with its long graceful neck, is among the most beautiful birds.The swan is mostly silent through its life.It floats on the water,unable to sing sweet songs like most other birds.In ancient time,however, people belived that the swan was given a special gift song at the end of its life,they believed the swan sings are most beautiful song just before it dies. The ancient Greek philosopher S talked of this 2300 years ago,S explained that the swan was singing becuse they were happy.The bird was happy,because it was going to serve the Great God of Polo.Swans were holy to P the God of ? on song. The story of the swan,last song, sound place in the works of other writers,including the early english writersC,S and the expression swan song has long been a part of english language.In first swan song made the last work of the point ,musician,or writer.Now, it means the final effort of any person.Someone's swan song usually is also considered that person's finest work.

A political expression with the similar meaning is the last ?,the expression maybe used to describe a politician's last canpaign, is final attempt to win the cheers and votes of the people. The last ? also can win the last arts of the politician before he's term in office's end. Writer // may expression popular in 1956, he wrote a book about the final years in the political life of a long time mayor of B.M. He called his book "the last ?". Some language experts say the expression came from the name given to noisy supporters of A.J, America's seven president. They cheered / so loudly for A.J during his presidential campaign. That they became known as the /boy ,J's /boy also played a part in the election to choose the next president.J's choice was his vice president M.B. A newspaper of the time reported that B was elected president in his words by the / boys and those who knew just enough to shout / boy. So president J really heared his last / in the campaign of the other condidate, the man who was placed in the White House.
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