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[Report] 2008-03-16

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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories

 

Cold weather has a great effect on how our minds and bodies work. Maybe there is why there are so many expressions that use the word "cold". For centuries the bodies' blood has been linked closely with the emotiones. People who show no human emotion or feelings, for exemple, are said to be cold bloody. Cold bloddy people act in cruel ways. They may do brutal things to others, and not by accident.

 

For example, a newspaper says the police are searching for a cold bloody killer. The killer murder someone, not in self - defence, or because he was reacting to anger or fear. He seen to kill for new reason. And with no emotion. As if taking someone's life mean nothing.

 

Cold can affect other part of body, the feet for example. Heavy socks can warm your feet if your feet are really cold. But there is an expression "to get cold feet". That has nothing to do to with cold or your feet. Thr expression means being afraid to do something you have decided to do. For example, you agreeded to be president of an organization. But then, you learn that all the other officers have resigned, all the work of the organization will be your responsibility. You're likely to get cold feet about the president when you understand the situation.

 

Cold can also affect your shoulder. You give someone the cold shoulder when you refuce to speak to them. You treat them in a distant cold way. The expression probably comes from the physical act of turning your back to someone instead speak to him face to face. You make give a cold shoulder to a firend who has not kept the promise he make to you, or to someone who has lied about you to others.

 

A cold fish, is not a fish, is a person. But it's a person who is unfriendly, unemotional and shows no love and warm. A cold fish, dose not offer much of himself to anyone. Someone who's cold fish could be cold heart. Now cold heart person is someone who has no sympathy. Several popular songs in recent year were about cold heart man or cold heart women, who without feeling brokes the hearts of their lovers. "Out in the cold" is expression often heard, it means not getting something that everybody else got. A person might say, that every body but him, got a  pay rases, that he was left out in the cold and it's not a present to be.

 

This the VOA Special English program Words and their Stories was written by written by Marilyn Christiano. Morris Joyce was the narrator. I'm Shirley Griffith.

 

 

As I become a shit,nobody dare stand over me again.............................
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