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now this is english program, words and their stories. everypeople has his own way of saying things, it's own special expresssions. many everyday american expressions are based on colors. red is a hot color, americans offen use it to express heat. they may say they are red hot about something unfair. when they are red hot, they are very angry about something. the small hot tasting papers found in many Mexican food are called red hot for the color and fiery taste. fast lound music is popular with many people. they may say the music is red hot, especially the kind called Disland Jazz. pink is lighter kind of red, people sometimes say they are in the pink when they are in good health. the expression was first used in america at the beginning of twentieth century. that probably comes from the fact that new borned baby with nice pink corlor, that shows they are in good health. blue is a cool color. the traditional blue music in US. is opposite to the red hot music. blue is slow sad and soulful, \about blue color indigo. in the words of the song you ain't been the blue till you havd the indigo. someone who is blue is very sad. the color green is nature for gass and trees, but it is an unnature colors for humans. a person who has a seak feeling of stomach may say he feels a little green. a passenger on a boat who is feeling a little seak in the high waves may look very green. sometimes a people maybe upset, because he doesn't have something as nice as his friend has, like a fast new car. that people may say they is green with envy. somepeople are green with envy because his friends have more dollors and greenbacks. dollor is called green back because that is the color of the backside of papermoney. the color black is used offen in expressions. people describe the day in which everything goes wrong as a black day. the day of major tragedy is remembered as black day. a black list is illegal now, but in one time business are refused to employ the people who were on a blacklist for belonging to unpopular organizion. in somecases, color discuss the situation. a brown out is an expression for reduction in electricity power. brown out happened when there is too much demand for electricity, the electricity system is unable to offer all the power needed in this ares. brown out is common in world war II. the official would ord all the lights in city turned off to make it difficult for the enemy planes to find out the target in the dark of night.
Now the VOA Special English Program Words and their Stories Every people has his own way of saying things, its own special expression, Many everyday American expressions are based on colors. Red is a hot color, Americans often used it to express heat. They may say they are red hot about something unfair. When they are red hot, they are very angery about something. The small hot tasting peppers found in many Mexican foods are called red hot for their color and their fiery taste. Fast loud music is popular with many people. They may say the music is red hot, especially the kind called Dixieland Jazz. Pink is a lighter kind of red, people sometimes say they are in the pink when they are in good health. The expression was first used in America at the beginning of the 20th century. It probably comes from the fact that many babies are born with a nice pink color that shows that they are in good health. Blue is a cool color, the traditional blue music in the United States is the opposite of the red hot music. Bule is slow, sad and soulful. Duke Ellington and his orchestra recorded a famous song about the deep blue color, Indigo. In the words of the song, you ain't been blue till have that mood, Indigo. Someone who is bule is very sad. The color green is natural for trees and grass, but it's an unnatural color for humans. A person who has a sick feeling stomach may say she feels a little green. A passenger on a boat who is feeling very sick from hight way may look very green. Some times a person may be upset because he does not have something as nice as his friends has, like a fast new car. That perosn say, he is green with envy. Some people are green with envy because her friends has more dollars or greenbacks. Dollars are called greenbacks because that is the color of the back site of the paper money. The color black is used often in expressions. People describe the day which every thing goes wrong as a black day. The day of a major tragedy is remembered as a black day. A blacklist is illegal now. But at one time, some businesses refuce to employ people who are on a blcak list for belonging to a unpopular organizations. In some cases, color describe a situation. A brown out is an expression for reduction in electric power. Brown outs happen when there is too much demand for electricity. The electric system is unable to offer all the power needed in area. Black out were common during World War 2. Officials would order all lights in the city turn off. To make it difficult for enemy planes to find the target in the dark of night. I'm Warren Scheer. Listen again next week for another Words and their Storeis Program in Special English on the Voice Of America.
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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories. 

 

Every people has its own way of saying things--its own special expressions.  Many everyday American expressions are based on colours.  Red is a hot colour.  Americans often use it to express heat.  They may say they are red-hot about something unfair.  When they are red-hot, they are very angry about something.  The small hot tasting peppers found in many Mexican foods are called red-hots for the colour and their fiery taste.  Fast loud music is popular with many people.  They may say the music is red-hot, especially the kind called Dixieland Jazz. 

 

Pink is a lighter kind of red.  People sometimes say they are in the pink when they are in good health.  The expression was first used in America at the beginning of the 20th century.  It probably comes from the fact that many babies are born with a nice pink colour that shows that they are in good health. 

 

Blue is a cool colour.  The traditional blues music in the United States is the opposite of red-hot music.  Blues is a slow, sad and       soulful. Duke Ellington and his orthestra recorded a famous song mood indigo about the deep blue colour indigo. In the words of the song you ain't been blue till you have that mood indigo. Someone who is blue is very sad. 

 

The colour green is natural for trees and grass. But it is an unnatural colour for humans. A person who has a sick feeling of stomach may say she feels a little green. A passenger on a boat who is feeling very sick from high waves may look very green. Sometimes a person may be upset because he does not have something as nice as a friend has like a fast new car.  That person may say he is green with envy.  Some people are green with envy because their friends have more dollars or greenbacks.  Dollars are called greenbacks because that is the colour of backside of the paper money. 

 

The colour black is used often in expressions.  People describe a day in which everything goes wrong as a black day.  The day of a major tragedy is remembered as a black day.  A black list is illegal now but at one time some businesses refused to employ people who are on the black list for belonging to unpopular organizations. 

 

In some cases colours describe a situation.  A brownout is an expression for a reduction in any electric power.  Brownouts happen when there is too much demand for electricity. The electric system is unable to offer all the power needed in the area. Blackouts were common during World War II. Officials would order all lights in the city turned off to make it difficult for enemy planes to find a target in the dark of night.

 

I'm Warren Shier.  Listen again next week for another --Words and Their stories Program in special English on the VOA.

 

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Every people has his own way of saying things. He is own special expressions. Many every day American Expressions are based on colors. Red is a hot color. Americans often use it to express heat. They may say they are red hot about something unfair. When they are red hot they are very angry about something. The small hot tasting peppers found in many messican's  food are called red hots put their color and their firing taste. Fast Loud music is popular with many people. They may say the music is red hot especially the kind called disllon J. Pink is a lighter kind of red. People sometimes say they are in the pink when they are in good health. The expression was first used in America at the beginning the 20th century. It probably comes from the fact that many babys are born with nice pink color that shows they are in good health. Blue is a cool color. The traditional blues music in United States is the opposite of the red hot music. Blue is slow, sad and solophon

 

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homework Every people has its own way of saying things, its own special expressions. Many everyday American expressions are based on colors. Red is a hot color. Americans often use it to express hate. They may say they are red hot about sth. unfair. When they are red hot, they are very angry about sth. The small hot tasting peppers found in many Mexican foods are called red hots for their color and their fiery taste. Fast loud music is popular with many people. The may say the music is red hot, especially the kind called Dixieland jazz. Pink is a light kind of red. Peoples sometimes say they are in the pink when they are in good health. The expression was first used in America at the beginning of 20th century. It probably comes from the fact that many babys are born with a nice pink color that shows they are in good health. Blue is a cool color. The traditional blues music in the U.S. is the oppsite of the red hot music. Blues is slow, sad and sorrowful. Duke Ellington and his orchestra recorded a famous song "mood indigo " about the deep blue color indigo. In the words of the song, you ain't being blue till you had that mood indigo. Someone who is blue is very sad. The color green is natural for trees and grass. But it is an unnatural color for humans. A person who has sick feeling stomach may say she feels a little green. A passenger on a boat who is feeling very sick from high waves may look very green. Sometimes a person maybe upset because he doesn't have sth. as nice as a friend has, like a fast new car. That person may say he is green with envy. Some people are green with envy because a fiend has more dollars or greenbacks. Dollars are called greenbacks because it's the color of the backside of the paper money. The color black is used often in the expressions. People descibe a day in which everything goes wrong as a black day. The date of a major tragety is remembered as a black day. A black list is illegal now but at one time some businesses refuse to employ people who are on a blacklist for belonging to unpopular orgnizations. In some cases, colors describe a situation. A brownout is an expression for an reduction in electric power. Brownouts happen when there is too much demand for electricity. The eletricity system is unable to offer all the power needed in an area. Blackouts were coming during World War 2. Officials would order all lights in an city turned off to meke it difficult to enemy planes to find a taget in the dark of night.

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now the voa special english program words and their stories. every people has it's own way saying things.its own special expressions. many everyday American expressions are based on colours. red is a hot colur, American often use this to express heat. they might say they are red hot about something unfair. when they are red hot, they are very angry about something.the small hot The small hot tasting peppers found in many Mexican foods are called red hot for their color and their fiery taste. Fast loud music is popular with many people. They may say the music is red hot, especially the kind called Dixieland Jazz. Pink is a lighter kind of red, people sometimes say they are in the pink when they are in good health. The expression was first used in America at the beginning of the 20th century. It probably comes from the fact that many babies are born with a nice pink color that shows that they are in good health. Blue is a cool color, the traditional blue music in the United States is the opposite of the red hot music. Bule is slow, sad and soulful. Duke Ellington and his orchestra recorded a famous song about the deep blue color, Indigo. In the words of the song, you ain't been blue till have that mood, Indigo. Someone who is bule is very sad. The color green is natural for trees and grass, but it's an unnatural color for humans. A person who has a sick feeling stomach may say she feels a little green. A passenger on a boat who is feeling very sick from hight way may look very green. Some times a person may be upset because he does not have something as nice as his friends has, like a fast new car. That perosn say, he is green with envy. Some people are green with envy because her friends has more dollars or greenbacks. Dollars are called greenbacks because that is the color of the back site of the paper money. The color black is used often in expressions. People describe the day which every thing goes wrong as a black day. The day of a major tragedy is remembered as a black day. A blacklist is illegal now. But at one time, some businesses refuce to employ people who are on a blcak list for belonging to a unpopular organizations. In some cases, color describe a situation. A brown out is an expression for reduction in electric power. Brown outs happen when there is too much demand for electricity. The electric system is unable to offer all the power needed in area. Black out were common during World War 2. Officials would order all lights in the city turn off. To make it difficult for enemy planes to find the target in the dark of night. I'm Warren Scheer. Listen again next week for another Words and their Storeis Program in Special English on the Voice Of America.

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Now the voa special english programme words and their stories   

Every people has its own way of saying things. Its own special expressions.

Many every day american expressions are based on colours.

Red is a hot color. Americans often use it to express hate.

They may say they are red hot about something unfair. when they are red hot they are very angry about something.the small hot tasting pepper found in may Mexico food called red hot for their color and their fiery taste.

Fast, loud music is popular with many people they may say the music is red hot.

Especially the kind called dicsiline land jazz.

Pink is a lighter kind of red. People sometimes say they are in the pink when they are in good health. The expression was first used in america at the beginning of the 20th of the century.

Ti probably comes from the fact that many babies are born with a nice pink colour that shows that they are in good health.

Blue is a cool colour. The traditional blue music in the United States is opposite red hot music. Blue is slow, sad and sorrowfull. About the blue color, ..in the words of the son  …you had that mood indigull… someone who is blue is very sad.

The color green is natural for trees and grass. But it is unnatural color for humans.  A person you had sick  Feeling stomach may say she feels a little green. A passenger on the boat was feeling  very … high waves. May look very green. Sometimes a person may be upset because he does  not something as nice as friends has. Like fast new car, that person may say he is green with envy. Some people are green with envy because his friend has more dollars or green banks. it's called green banks because back side of money

The color black is used often in expressions.  / people describe everything goes wrong as a black day. The date of the major tragedy  is  remembered as a black day. A black list is illegal now. but at one time some businesses refuse to employ people who are on a black list for belonging to unpopular organizations .

In some paces, colors describe as situation. A brown now expression for a reduction any electrical power . brown now happen when there is to much demand for electricity. the electrical system is unable to offer all the power needed in an area. black out are common during word war 2. Official would order all lights in the city  turned of to made it difficulty to emery plains to find a target in the dark of night.  

 

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Now the VOA Special English Words and Their Stories

 

There are many Amercian Expressions that use parts of the body. These include the eyes, ears, nose, mouthes and even the heart. Today, we will tell you some expressions that use other body parts. The back, shoulder and chest.

 

When I am facing a lot of pressure at work, my back and neck was strat to hurt. Sometimes this tension is the result of too much work. I have too many things to do because my supervisor is on my back all the time. In other works, my employer is always telling me to do things. Sometimes I want my employer to get off my back. I want she stop criticizing me and making too many demands on my time. I can not say this, however, I would never turn my back on her and refuse to help when there is a need. If I did refuse to help my supervisor maight things about me behind my back. She might criticize me when I am not present. This would surely be a stab in a back. It's never kind  to unfarily harm or say bad things about other people.

 

Sometimes when I am very productive in my job, my employer gives me a pat on the back. She praises my work. She might even say I will scratch your back if you will scratch my. This means she will do something for me if I do something helpful for her in exchange. Such an offer usually comes straight from the shoulder. My supervisor has a very direct, open, and honest way of speaking. I know that my employer carries a lot on her shoulders. She is responsible for many things at the offices. And because she is so important, she sometime gets to rub shoulders with the top officials. She gets to spend time with some very important people.

 

I believe the top official values my supervior. He never gives her the cold shoulder. He is never unfriendly to her. He always treats her like she is the important part of the organization. I also value my supervisor. In fact, I think she is very effective in her job. Of course, I could yell my opinion at the top of my lungs as loudly as I possibility. It might even feel good to get my motions of my chest. It has always helpful to tell people how you few so that your emotion do not trouble you. But it's not nacessary for me to praise my supervior. Most of my co-workers feel the exact same way about her. So I think I will just save my breath. I will keep silent. Because talking or repeating myself will not do any good.

 

Words and their stories in VOA Special English was written by Jill Mose. I'm Faith Lapidus.

 

 

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hw Now the VOA Special English Program--Words and Their Stories. Every people has its own way of saying things--its own special expressions. Many everyday American expressions are based on colours. Red is a hot colour. Americans often use it to express heat. They may say they are red-hot about something unfair. When they are red-hot, they are very angry about something. The small hot tasting peppers found in many Mexican foods are called red-hots for the colour and theri fairy taste. Fast loud music is popular with many people. They may the music is red-hot, especially the kind called dic-len Jazz. Pink is a light kind of red. People sometimes say they are in the pink when they are in good health. The expression was first used in America at the begining of 20th century. It probably comes from the fact that many babies are born with a nice pink colour that shows that they are in good health. Blue is a cool colour. The quedional of blues music in the United States is the opposite of red-hot music. Blues is a slow sad and softly. ---we called it a famous song mood in indigle about deep in the colour indigle. In the words of the song you've been blue to you have that mood indigle. Someone who is blue is very sad. The colour green is natural for trees and grass. But it is unnatural colour for humans. A person who has a sick feeling of stomach may say she feels a little green. A passenger on a boat who is feeling very sick from high waves may look very green. Sometimes a person maybe upset because he doesn't have something as nice as a friend has like a fast new car. That person may say he is green with envy. Some people are green with envy because your friend has more dollars or greenbacks. Dollars are called greenbacks because that is the colour of backside of the paper money. The colour black is used often in his expressions. People describe a day in which everything goes wrong as a black day. The date of major tragedy is rememberd as a black day. A black list is illegal now but at one time some business refused to employ people who are honored on the black list for belonging to unpopular organizations. In some cases colours describe a situation. A brown out an expression for a reduction in any electric power. Brown out happen when there is too much demand for electricity. Electric system is unable to offer all the power needed in the area. Brown out is common during World War II. Officials would order all lights in the city turned off to make it difficult for enemy planes to find a target in the dark of the night. I'm Warron Shier. Listen again next week for another Words and Their stories Programme in special English on the VOA of America.
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Every people has its own way of saying things and its own special expressions .many everyday American expressions are based on colors , Red is a hot color ,Americans often use it to express hate(heat) situations .They may say they were red hot about something unfair .when they are red hot they are very anger about something . The small hot tasting peppers find in many mexican foods are called red hots because of their color and their fried ( fiery )taste . Fast and loud music is popular with many people . They say the music is red hot especially the kind called dixieland jazz . Pink is a lighter kind of red . People sometimes say they are in the pink when they have a good health . The expression was first used in the America at the beginning of 20th century . It properly comes from the fact that many babies are born with a nice pink color that shows they are in good health .Blue is a cool color ,but traditional blue music is opposite of the red music .Blue is slow ,sad and soft . . Duke Ellington and his orchestra recorded a famous song- mood indigo about the deep blue color indigo . In the words of song :”you ain’t blue till you have that blue indigo .” Someone who is blue is very sad . The color green is nature for the trees and grass but it is unnatural for humans . A person who has a sick feeling stomach may say he feels a little green . A passenger on the boat feel sick from the high waves may look very green . Sometimes a person may be very upset because he does not have something as his friend has like fast new car that person may say he is green with envy .Some people are green with envy because his friend has more dollars or greenbacks .The dollars are called greenbacks because that is the color on the back side of the paper money , The color black is used often in its expressions .People describe a day that everything goes wrong as a black day . The date as a major tragedy is remembered as a black day . A black list is illegal now, But at one time , some business refused to employ people who were on the black list belonging to popular organizations . In some cases ,colors describe a situation. A brown note is an expression for a reduction in industry power. Brown notes happen when there is too much demander for electricity . The electrical system is unable to offer all the power needed in the area . Black outs were coming during world war two . Officials would order all lights in the city turned off to make difficult enemy planes to find target in the dark night ,
Every people have its own way of same things.its own special expressions.many american expressions are based on colors. Red is a hot color.american are often use it to express heat.they may say they are hot about something on fire.when they are red hot they are very angry about something.the small hot tasting pepper found in many mexican food are called red hots or their color and their fiery tast.fast loud music is popular with many people.they may say the red music is red hot.especially the kind called dixieland jazz Pink is a lighter kind of red.people sometime say they are in the pink when they are in good health.this expression was first used in american at begining of 20 century.it probably comes from fact.that many babies are borns with pink color that shows that they are in good health. Blue is a cool color.the traditional blue music in united states is opposite of red hot music.blues is slow sad and soulful.duke ellinton and his orchestra recorded a famous song.-moon indigo about the deep blue color indigo.in the words of song:you ain’t been blue till you had that moon indigo.someone who is in blue is very sad. The color green is natural for trees and grass.but it is unnatural color for humans.a person who has a sick feeling stomach. May say she feels a little green.a passenger on the boat who is feeling very sick from high waves may look very green. Sometimes a person may be upset because he does not has sth as nice as a friend has.like a fast new car.,that person may say he is green with envy.some people are green with envy because his friend has more dollars and green back.dollars are called green back because there are green that is the color of back side of the paper money. The color is used often in expressions.people describe a day in which everything goes wrong as a black day.the date of major tragedy is remebered as a black day.a blacklist is illegal now. But at one time,some businesses refused to employ people who were on a blacklist for belonging to unpopular organization In some cases color describe a situation.a brown out is an expression for a reduction in electric power. brown outs happen when there are too much demand for electricity.the electric system is unable to offer all the power needed in the area.brown outs are common during world war two.official would order all lights in the city turned off to make difficult for enemy planes to find a target in dark of night.
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Every people has its own way of saying things, its own special expressions. Many everyday American expressions are based on colours.

 

Red is a hot colour. Americans often use it to express heat. They may say they are red hot about something unfair. When they are red hot they are very angry about something. The small hot testing papers found in many Mexican foods are called red hots for their colour and their firing test. Fast loud music is popular with many people. They may say the music is redhot, especially the kind called dixie land jazz.

 

Pink is a lighter kind of red. People sometimes say they are in the pink when they are in good health. The expression was first used in America at the beginning of the 20 of century. It probably comes from the fact that many babies are born with the nice pink colour that shows that they are in good health.

 

Blue is a cool colour. The traditional blues music in the United States is the opposite of redhot music. Blues is slow, sad and soulful. ******** orchestra we called it a famous song, mood indigo about the deep blue colour—indigo. In the words of the song, you ain’t been blue till you had that mood indigo. Someone who is blue is very sad.

 

The colour green is natural for trees and grass, but it is an unnatural colour for humans. A person who has a sick feeling stomach may say ‘she feels a little green’. A passenger on a boat who is feeling very sick from high waves may look very green. Sometimes a person maybe upset because he does not have something as nice as a friend has, like a fast new car. That person may say ‘he is green with envy’. Some people are green with envy because a friend has more dollors or green backs. Dollors are called green backs because that is the colour of the back side of the paper money.

 

The colour black is used often in expressions. People to describe a day in which everything goes wrong as a black day. The date of a major tragedy is remembered as a black day. A black list is illegal now, but at one time some businesses refuse to employ people who were on a black list for a belonging to unpopular organisations.

 

In some cases colours describe a situation. A brownout is an expression for a reduction any electric power. Brownouts happen when there is too much demand for the electricity. The electric system is unable to offer all the power needed in an area. Blackouts were common during World War 2. Officials would order all lights in the city turned off to make it difficult for enemy planes to find a target in the dark of night.

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Now, the VOA Special English Program------words and their stories.

 

Every people has his own way of saying things, its own special expressions.Many everyday American expressions are based on colors. Red is a hot color.Americas often use it to express heat.They may say they are red hot about someting unfair. When they are red hot, they are very angry about something. the small hot tasting peppers  found in mang Mexican foods are called red hots for their color and fiery taste. Fast  loud music is popular with mang people. They may say the music is red hot, especially the kind called Dixieland jazz.

Pink is a lighter kind of red. People sometimes say they are in the pink when they are in good health. The expression was first used in america at the beginning of the twentieth century. It probably comes from the fact that many babies are born in a nice pink color that shows they are in good health.

 

Blue is a cool color.The traditional blues music in the united states is the opposited of red hot music.Blues is slow, sad and soulful. Duke Ellington and his orchestra recorded a famous song -mood Indigo -about the deep blue color indigo. In the words of the song, you ain't been  blue till you've had that moon indigo. Someone who is blue is very sad.

The color green is natural for trees and grass, but it is unnatural color for humans. A person who has a sick feeling of stomach may say she feels a little green. A passeger on a boat who is feeling very sick from high waves may look very green.

 

Sometimes a person may be upset because he does not have something as nice as a friend has, like a first new car.That person may say he is green with envy. Some people are green with envy because a friend has more dollars or greenbacks. Dollars are called greenbacks because that is the color of the back side of the paper money.

The color black is used often in the expressions. People describe a day in which everything goes wrong as a black day. the date of major tragedy is remembered as a black day. A blacklist is illegal now,but at one time some businesses refused to employ  people who were on blacklist for belonging to unpopular organizations.

 

In some cases, colors describe a situation. A brown out is an expression for the reduction of electric power. Brown outs happen when there is to much demand electricity. The electric systerm is unable to offer all the power needed in an area. Black outs are common during world war 2. Officials would order all lights in a city turned off to make it difficult for enemy planes to find a target in the dark of night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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      Now, the VOA special English program words and their stories.
      Every people has its own way of saying things. It's own special expressions. Many everyday American expressions are based on colors.
      Red is a hot color. Americans often use it to express heat. They may say they are red hot about something unfair. when they are red hot,they are very angry about something. The small hot tasting peppers found in many Mexican foods are called red hots for their color and their fiery taste.
      Fast,loud music is popular with many people. They may say the music is red hot. Especially the kind called Dikseland Jazz.
      Pink is a light kind of red. People sometime say they are in the pink when they are in good health. The expression was first used in America at the beginning of the 20th century. They probably comes from the fact that many babies are born with a nice pink color that shows that they are in good health.
      Blue is a cool color. The traditional bules music in the United States is the opposite of red hot music. Bules is slow, sad and sorrowful. Duke Ellington and his orchestra recorded a famous song "mood indigo" about the deep bule color indogo. In the words of the song, you ain't been bule till you've had that mood indigo. Someone who is blue is very sad.
      The color green is natural for trees and grass , but it is an unnatural color for humans , a person who has a sick feeling stomach may say she feels a little green. A passenger on the boat who is feeling very sick from high waves may look very green.
       Sometimes a person maybe upset because he does not have something as nice as his friend has. Like a fast new car. That person may say "he is green with envy ". Some people are green with envy because a friend has more dollars or green backs. Dollars are called green backs because that is the color on the backside of the paper money.
       The color black is used often in the expressions . People describe a day in which everything goes wrong as a black day. The date of a major tragedy is remembered as a black day. A black list is illegal now. But at one time some businesses refused to employ people who were on a black list for a belonging to unpopular organizations.
      In some cases colors describe a situation. A brown out is an expression for a reduction in electric power. Brown outs happen when there is too much demand for electricity. The electric system is unable to offer all the power needed in an area.
      Black outs were common during world war II. Officials would order all lights in a city turn off to make it difficult for enemy planes to find the target in the dark of night.
      Listen again next week for another words and their stories program in special English on the voice of Amercia.
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