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[word-lover] 【整理】2008-06-29 Words and Their Stories

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Home Work Now the VOA Special English Program, WORDS AND THEIR STORIES. Americans use many expressions about fish and fishing. For example, if something shounds fish is may not true. Sometimes, I feel like a fish out of water when I go to a party and everyone but me is doing the latest dance. When I ask my friend if he likes my new dress. I would like her say something nice. In other words, I am fishing for a completement. You might tell someone to fish or cut bait, if he repeatly attempts to do something he is unable to do.Sometimes a lawyer will ask a witness many questions in an effort to discover the facts of a court case. This is called going on a fishing expedition. Some expressions involve different kinds of fish. Information that is used to draw attetion away from the real facts of situation is called a red herring. If you want to express a feeling of surprise, you might cry "holy ". Although we do not know why a is holy. Once I went to a county fair and tried my luck with a game of chances. It was so easy. It was like shooting fish in a barrel. Then I went on the fastest, highest and most frightening ride, the roller coast. At the end of ride I did not feel so well. A friend said I looked green around the gills. I grow up in a small town. Well, everybody knew about my life. There were times when I thought I was living in a fish ball. So I move to Washington where things are different. Now I take the train to work everyday during rushhour. When many other people trouble today jobs. Sometimes, the train is so crowed, there were packed in like sardines. Sardines are tinming? fish that like close to each other in cans. One man who works in my office is a cold fish. He is unfriendly and does not like to join us at office parties. Another man in my office likes to enjoy alcohol drinks at parties. In fact, do you mind say he drinks like a fish. We need help to him stop drinking. Last week, my sister's car broke down as we were driving to a friend's marriage ceremony. "This is a fine kettle of fish" I said. "Now we'll be late." My sister attains a small college where she is one of the smart students. She always wants to be a big fish in small Recently, my sister broke up with her boyfriend. I told her not to worry she will find another one because there are plenty of other fish in the sea.
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