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[Report] 2008-03-23

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i am susan clark with words and their stories a programm in special english on voice of America.amlost every language in the world has the same that a person can never be too rich. americans like people in other countries always want more money. one way they express this is by protesting that their jobs don't pay enough. a commom expressing is i am working for chicken feed that means working for very little money. the expression probably began  because seed to chicken may people think a small change. small change means metal coins have not much value like nickles which were 5 cents.and early use of the word chicken feed appear in a american publication in 1930.it told about a rich man and his son.word expert N said it's right . i 'll bet neither the kid nor his father every soil and nickle for a dime. they will not be  interested in such chickenfeed. chickedfeed also have another interesting mean know to history expert and world tour spies and soldiers.spy expert harry sa decades writes  some germany spies working in london during  the war also work for the british.the british goverment had to make  germany  believe their spies were working. so british offical gave them mostly false information. it was called chicken feed. th same  person who  protest he is working for the chickenfeed may also say i an working for peanuts.he  means he is working for a small little money. it is a very different meaning from the main one in the dictionary.that means a small nut that grow in the plant. no one knows for sure how a something to eat also means something small .but the peanut is a very small food.the expression is an  old one. the word expert  MM said that is early as 1854 on american publication use the word peanut .... . that means political trouble maker who didn't have a lot of support. another reason for the same about working for peanuts maybe link to elephants. think of how elephants pay for their work in the circus they receive food not money . one of the food they like best is the peanut. when you add the work gallery to the word peanut you have the name of area in the american theatre. a  gallery is high seating area or balcony are both the main floor. the peanut gallery got its name because it's the part of the theatre most distant from where  the show take  place.so peanut gallery takes usually costs less than other tickets. people pay asmall amount of money for them.
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