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Young Mr. Smith had an idea for his employer. It was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices .At the same time Smith suggested that the company sell goods of less value .If his employer liked the idea ,Smith might be given more pay , perhaps he might even get a better job with the company .Bussiness had been very slow ,so Mr. smith's employer thought a few minutes about the idea ,but then she shook her head ."I'm sorry ,Smith" ,his employer said "it just will not wash". Now the meaning of these English words should be "it will not get clean". Yet Smith's idea did not had anything to do with making something clean,so why did his employer say it will not wash .Most word experts agree that it will not wash means it will not work . Arok Patric wrote that the same most probably developed in Britain in the 1800s. Sharot Brontage used it in the story published in the 1849.She wrote "that won't wash, Miss". Miss Brontage seems to have meant that dyes used to colour a piece of clothing were not good ,the colours could not be depended on to stay in the material .In 19c England , the expression came to mean a undependable statement. It was used mainly to describe an idea, but sometimes it was used about a person .A critic once said of the poet Robert Bolling "he won't wash".The critic did not mean that the poet was not a clean person ,he meant that Bolling's poems could not be depended on to last .Today we know that judgment was wrong .R.B. still is considered a major poet.But very few people remember the man who said Bolling would not wash .Happily for the young employee Smith ,his employer wanted him to do well in the company,so the employer talked turkey to him .She said "your idea would be unfair to our buyers ,think of another way to save money".A century ago ,to talk turkey meant to talk pleasantly .Turkeys in Barnyard were thought to be speaking pleasantly to one another .In recent years the saying has come to mean on an tempt to teach something important .Word experts Charles tells how he believes this change took place .He says 2 men were shooting turkeys together .One of them was a white man ,the other was an American Indian. The white man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself ,but the American Indian stopped him ,he told the white man "now I talk turkey to you ". Mr.Smith thought of a better idea after his employer talked turkey to him ,he was given an increase in pay .So if your idea will not wash ,try talking turkey to yourself and come up with a better idea .

  young minister smith has a idea for his employer,it was an idea for saving money for the company by incresing prices ,

at the same time,smith suggested the company sell goods of less value,it was that his employer like the idea,smith

may be given more pay,perhaps get a better job with the company,business had been very slow ,so simith's employer

thought a few miniute about the idea,but then she shook her heads,"I am sorry"said his employer.now the meaning of

 this english words should be it would not clean,yes smith's idea did not have something to do with making  something

clean,so why his employer say it would not wash ,most  word expert aggree that it would not wash means it would not work

used this story pulished in 1849,she wrote:it would not wash,the colour would not depended on to stay in the material,

in 19century ingland ,an expresion came to mean undenpendable statement,it would use to describle an idea,but sometimes

it would use about a person,a critic once said a poet  ,he said he won't wash ,the critic didn't mean that the poet was not a clean

person,he meant that his poem not depended on today we know that judgement was wrong, still is considered a major poet,but

very few people would remember the man who said would not wash,happenly the young employee,employer want him to do well in the company,

so the employer talked turkey to him,she said your idea would be unfair to our buyers,think of another way to save money,a century ago

to  talk turkey meant to talk pleasantly, turkey mean by the other way speaking pleasantly to another ,in the recent year,the saying mean

tempt to teach something imporant ,word expert tells this change to place,tow men were shooting turkeys together,one was white man ,the

other was american indian,the white begin state reason why he shoot turkey for himself ,but american indian stopped him,he told white

man ,now i told turkey to you,mr smith thought a better idea after his employer talked turkey to him,he was given increase in pay ,

so if your idea will not wash ,  turkey to yourself and then came up with a better idea

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I’m Susan Clark with the special English program words and their stories. Young Mr. smith had an idea for his employer. It wasn’t an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices. At the same time Smith suggested that to make the company sale goods of less value. If his employer likes the idea Smith might be given more pay. Perhaps would get a better job with the company. Business has been very slow. So Mr. Smith employer fog a few minute about the idea. But then she shook her head. “I am sorry Smith”. His employer said. It just will not wash. Now the meaning of this English word should be it will not get clean. Yet Smith’s idea did not get anything to do with making something clean. So why did his employer say it will not wash. Most word experts agree that it will not wash means it will not work. * wrote at the same probably develop in Britain in the 1800. * used it in a story published in 1849. She wrote “that won’t wash, Miss.” Mrs. * seems to have means that the dies used to color a piece of clothing where not good. The color could not be depended on to stay in the material. In 19centry England the expression came to mean an undependable statement. It was used mainly to describe an idea but sometimes it was used about a person. A critic once said of a poet * he won’t wash. The critic did not mean that the poet was not a clean person. He mean that * did not be depended on too last. Today we know that judgment was wrong. * still is considered a major poet. But very few people remember the man who said * would not wash. Happily for the young employee Smith his employer wanted him to do well in the company. So the employer talked turkey to him. She said your idea would be unfair to our buyers. Think of another way to save money. A * ago to talk turkey mean to talk pleasantly. Turkey isn’t a barnia were thought to be pleasantly to warn another. In recent years the saying has come to mean under tempt to teach something important. Word expert * tells us hibalis this change to place. He said what you mean to pink turkey to get together. One of men was a white man. The other was an American Indian. The white man began stating reason why he should get all the turkeys on himself. But the American Indian stopped him. He told the white man now I talk turkey to you. Mr. Smith thought of a better idea after his employer talked turkey to him. He was given an increase in pay. So if your idea will not wash. Try talking turkey to yourself and come out with a better idea.
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I am Susan clark with the special English program words and their stories.

 

Young Mr. Smith had an idea for his implorer, it was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices, at the same time, Smith suggested that company sell goods of less value, if his implorer liked the idea, Smith might be given more pay, perhaps might even get a better job with the company, business had been very slow, so Mr. smith’s implorer thought a few minutes about the idea. But then she shook her head, I am sorry smith the implorer said, it just will not wash. Now the meaning of these English words should be it will not get clean, yet Smith’s idea didn’t have anything to do with making something clean. So why did his implorer say, it will not wash, most word experts agree that it will not wash means it will not work.

 

Eeic  wrote that  the saying probably developed in Britain  in the eighteen hundreds. Shortly bounty used it in a  story published in the eighteen forty nine. She wrote that will wash miss; Miss brunt seems to have meant that dyes used to color a piece of clothing were not good; the colors couldn’t be depended on to stay in the material,

 

In nineteen century England the expression came to mean an undependable statement, it will used mainly to describe an idea, but sometimes, it will be used about a person, a critic one said about a poet rubber bonging, he won’t wash, the critic didn’t mean the poet was not a clean person, he meant that bronzing's poems couldn’t be depended on to last, today we know that judgment was wrong. Robber Mr. bronzing still is considered a major poet. But very few people remember the man who said bronzing would not wash.

 

Happily, for the young employee Smith ,his employer wanted him to do well in the company, so the employer talked turkey to him, she said your idea would be unfair to our buyers . Think of another way to save money.

 

 A century ago, to talk turkey, meat to talk pleasantly, Turkeys in the barnyard were  thought to be speaking pleasantly to one another, in recent years, the saying has come to mean an attempt to teach something important.

 

Word expert choral tells how this story took place, he says two men were shooting turkeys together, one of them was white man, the other was an American Indian, the white man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself. But the American in Indians stopped him, he told the white man, now I talk turkey to you.

 

Mr.Smith thought of a better idea after his employer talked turkey to him. He was given an increase in pay, so your idea will not wash; try talking turkey to yourself and come up with better idea.

 

This words and their stories program was written by jerry Watson, I am Susan clark.

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I'm Susan Clark with the special English program-Wors And Their Stories-.

 

Young Mr.Smith had an idea for his empolyer.It was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices.At the same time Smith suggested that the company sell goods of less value.

If his empolyer liked the idea,Smith might be given more pay.He perhaps might even get a better job with the company.

 

Business had been very slow.So Mr.Smith's employer thought a few minutes about the idea.But then she shocked her head."I am sorry Smith."his employer said,"It just will not wash."

 

Now the meaning of these English words should be "It will not get clean."Yet Mr.Smith did not have anything to do with making something clean.So way did his employer say "It will not wash."

 

Most word experts agree that "If will not wash" means "If will not work".Eric Partridge worte that saying probably developed in Britain in the eighteen hundreds. Charlotte Bronte used it in a story published in 1849.She wrote "That won't wash,Miss."Ms. Bronte seems to have meant that the dyes used to color a piece of clothing were not good. The colors could not be depended on to stay in the material.

 

In nineteen century England,the expression came to mean an undependable statement.It was used mainly to discribe an idea.But sometimes it was used about a person.

 

A critic once said of the poet Robert Browning "He won't wash".The critic did not mean that the poet was not  a clean person.He meant that Robert Browning could not be depended on to last.

 

Today we know that judgement was wrong.Robert Browning is considered a major poet.But very few people remember the man who said Browning would not wash.

 

Happily for the young man employee Smith,his employer wanted him to do well in the company.So the employer "talked turkey" to him.She said "Your idea would be unfair to our buyers.Think about another way to save money."

 

A century ago,to talk turkey meant to talk pleasantly.Turkeys in the barnyard were thought to be speaking pleasantly to one another.In resent years,the saying has come to mean an attempt to teach something important.

 

World expert Charles Funk tells how he believes this change took place.

 

He says two men were shooting turkeys together.One of them was a white man.The other was an American Indian.The white man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself.But the American Indian stopped him.He told the white man "Now,I talk turkey to you."

 

Mr.Smith thought the better idea after his enployer talked turkey to him.He was given an increase in pay."So your idea will not wash.Try talking turkey to yourself and come up with the better idea."

 

This Words and Their Stories program was written by Jeri Watson. I'm Susan Clark.

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      I am Susan Clark with the special english programe words and their stories.
     Young Mr.Smith had an idea for his employer. It was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices. At the same time Smith suggested that the company sell goods of less value.If his employer liked the idea, Smith might be given more pay, perhaps he might even get a better job with the company . Business had been very slow, so Mr.Smith's employer thought a few minutes about the idea, but then she shook her head,"I am sorry,Smith"his employer said,"It just will not wash." Now the meaning of this english words should be it will not get clean, yet Mr.Smith idea did not have anything to do with making something clean. So why did his employer say"It will not wash"?Most word experts agree that "it will not wash "means "it will not work". Eric Partridge worte that the saying probably developed in Britian in the 1800. Charlotte Bronte used in a story published in 1849, she wrote "that willn't  wash,miss". Miss bronte seems to have meant that the dyes used to color a piece of clothing were not good. The colors could not be depended on to stay in the material. In 19th century England the expression came to mean an undependable statement. It was used mainly to describe an idea, but sometimes it was used about a person. A critic once said that of the poet Robert Browning "he won't wash", the critic did not mean that the poet was not an clean person, he meant that browning's poems could not be depend on to last. Today we know that judgement was wrong, Robert Browning Still is considered a major poet,  but very few people remember the man who said the Browing would not wash.
      Happily for the young employee Smith ,his employer wanted him to do well in the company, so the employer talked turkey to him. She said"your idea will be unfair to our buyers. "Think of another way to save money". A century ago to talk turkey meant to talked pleasantly, turkeys in the barnyard were thought to be to speaking pleasantly to one another. In recent years the saying has come to mean an attempt to teach something important. Word expert Charles Funk tells how he belives this change took place. He says two men were shooting turkeys together,one of them was a white man, the other was an Amercian indian, the white man began stating reasons  why he should get all the turkeys for himself , but the Americian indian stopped him, he told the white man" now I talk turkey to you". Mr. Smith thought of a better idea after his employer talked turkey to him, he was given an increase in pay .So if your idea will not wash, try talking turkey to yourself and come up with a better idea.
      This words and their stories program was written by Jerry Watson, I am Susan Clark.

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Young Mr. Smith had an idea for his employer.It was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices.At the same time,Smith suggested that the company sale goods of less value.If his employer liked the idea,Smith might be given more pay,perhaps he might even get a better job with the company.Business had been very slow,so Mr. Smith's employer fought a few minutes about the idea.But then she shoke her head"I am sorry,Smith."His employer said,"It just will not wash."Now the meaning of this English words should be "It will not get clean."Yet Smith's idea did not have anything to do with making something clean,so why did his employer say"It will not wash." Most word experts agree that "It will not wash"means 'It will not work'.E.P. wrote the same probably developed in Britain in the 1800.S.B used it in the story published in 1849.She wrote"That wouldn't wash,Miss".Ms B seems to have meant that the used to cover a piece of clothing were not good.The colors could not be depended on to stay in the meterial.In 19 century England,the expression came to mean an undependable statement.It was used mainly to describe an idea,but sometimes it was used about a person.A critic once said of the poet Robert W "He won't wash".The critic did not mean the poet was not a clean person,he meant that Bro's points could not be depended on too last.Today we know that judgement was wrong.R.B. still is considered a major poet,but very few people remember who said B would not wash. Happly for the young employee Smith,his employer wanted him to do well in the company.So the employer talked "turkey" to him.She said "Your idea would be unfair to our bias,think of another way to save money".A century ago,to talk "turkey" meant to talk pleasantly.Turkeys in the *word thought to be speaking pleasantly to one and another.In recent years,the same has come to mean an attempt to teach something important.Word expert C.F tells that he believes this change to place.He says " to man were shooting turkeys together,one of them was a * man,the other was an American Indian.The *man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself.But the American Indian stopped him,he told the * man,"Now I talk turkey to you."Mr. Smith thought of the better idea after his employer talked "turkey"to him.He was given an increase in pay. So if your idea will not wash,try talking turkey to yourself and come up with the better idea.
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  I'm Susan clerk with the special English program Words and Their Stories.
  (Music)
  Young Mr.Smith had an idea for his employer. It was't an idea for saving money for the company by increasing

prices. At the same time, Smith suggested that the company sell goods of less value. If his employer liked the

idea, Smith might be given more pay. Perhaps might even given a better job with the company. Business had been very

slow, so Mr.Smith's employer thought a few minutes about the idea. But then she shoke his head. 'I'm sorry, Smith',

his employer said,'It just will not wash.' Now the meaning of this English words should be 'It will not get clean.'

Yet Mr.Smith's idea did not had anything to do with making something clean. So why the employer say it will not

wash.
  Most word experts agree that 'It will not wash' means 'It will not work'.
  Eric Partridge wrote that the saying probably developed in Britain in the 1800s. Charlotte Bronte used it in a

story published in the 1849. She wrote 'That will not wash, Miss.' Mr.Bronte seems to have meant that the diles

that used to cover piece of clothing were not good. The colors could not be depended on to stay in the material. In

the 19 century, England, the expression came to mean undependable statement. It was used meanly to describe an

idea, but sometimes it was used about a person. A credic once said of poet Bronte 'It won't wash.' The credic

didn't mean the poet not a clean person. He meant that Bronte'poems could not be depended on to last. Today we know

that judgement was wrong. Robot Bronte is still considerd a major poet. But very few people rememberd the man who

said Bronte would not wash.
  Happily for the young employee Smith, his employer wanted him to do well in the company. So the employer talked

turkey to him. She said 'Your idea would be unfair to our buyers. Think of another way to save money'.
  A century ago, to talk turkey meant to talk pleasantly. Turkies in the bared yard were thought to be speaking

pleasantly to one another. In recent years, the same has come to mean an attempt to teach something important.Word

expert Charles Funk tells us to believe this change took place. He says two men were shooting turkeies together.

One of them was a white man, the other was an American indian. The white man began stating reasons why he should

get all the turkies for himself. But the American indian stopped him. He told the white man 'Now I talk turkey to

you.'
  Mr.Smith thought of a better idea after his employer talked turkey to him. He was given an increase in pay.
  So your idea will not wash,try talking turkey to yourself and come up with a better idea.
  (Music)
  This words and their stories program was written by Jerry Waston.I am Susan clerk.

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Young Mr. Smith had an idea for his employer. It wasn’t an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices. At the same time Smith suggested that the company sell goods of less value. If his employer like the idea Smith might be given more pay perhaps in my even get a better job with the company. Business had been very slow. So Mr. Smith’s employer fought a few minutes about the idea. But then she shook her head. “I am sorry, Smith”, his employer said, “It just will not wash.” Now the meaning of these English words should be it will not get clean. Yet Smith’s idea did not have anything to do with making something clean. So why did his employer say “it will not wash”.

 

Most word experts agree that “it will not wash” means it will not work. Eric Partridge wrote at the same probably developed in Britain in the 1800th. Charlotte Bronte used it in the story published in 1849. She worte, “that will wash, Miss.” Ms. Bronte seems to have meant that the dyes used to color a piece of clothing were not good. The colors could not be depended on to stay in the material. In 19th England, the expression came to mean undependable statement. It was uses mainly to describe an idea. But sometimes it was used about a person. A critic once said about the poet Robert Browning “He won’t wash.” The critic did not mean that the poet was not a clean person, he meant that Browning‘s poems could not be depended on to last. Today we know that judgment was wrong. Robert Browning still is considered a major poet. But very few people remember the man who said Browning would not wash.

 

Happily for the young employee Smith, his employer wanted him to do well in the company. So the employer talked turkey to him. She said, “Your idea would be unfair to our buyers. Think of another way to save money.” A century ago to talk turkey meant to talk pleasantly. Turkeys in the barnyard were thought to be speaking pleasantly to one another. In recent years the saying has come to mean on a temp to teach something important. Word expert / tells how he believes this change took place. He says two men were shooting turkeys together. one of them was a white man. The other was an American Indian. The white man began stating reasons why he should get all the     

turkeys for himself. But the American Indian stopped him. He told the white man, “No, I talk turkey to you.”

 

Mr. Smith thought of a better idea after his employer talks turkey to him. He was given an increase inpay. So if your idea will not wash, try talking turkey to yourself and come up with a better idea.

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  I‘m Susan Clerk with the special programme: words and their stories. Young Mr. Smith had a new idea for his new employer.It wasn't an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices.At the same time, Mr. Smith suggests that the company sell goods of less value.If his employer liked the idea,Smith might be given a more pay.Perhaps he might even get a better job with the company.Business has been very slow.So Mr. Smith's emplyer thought about this idea. But then she shook her head,"I am sorry, Smith"  the employer said,“it just will not wash."
  Now the meaning of these English words should be "it will not get clean. "Yet Smith's idea did not have anything to do with making something clean.So why did his employer say"it will not wash?"
  Most word experts agree that" it will not wash" means "it will not work."Erick? pagewrige wrote that the same probably that developed in Britain in the 1800s.Chelotee Bronte wrote it in her story published in 1849. She wrote"that won't wash, Miss" Mrs Bronte seems have meant that the dyes used to colour a piece of clothing were not good.good colours to could not to be depended to stay in the material.
 In 19th Century England,the expression came to me an  undependable statement. It was used mainly to describe an idea, but sometimes it was used about a person.A critic once said of the poet Robert Browning:He won't wash. The critic did not mean that the poet was not a clean person. He meant that Browning‘s poems could not be depended on to last. Today we know that judgement was wrong. Robert Browning is still considered a major poet ,but very people remember the man who said Browning would not wash.Happenly,for the young employee, Mr Smith his employer wanted him to do well in the company.So the employer talked turkey to him. She said your idea will be unfair for our buyers. Think of another way to save money.
A century ago, to talk turkey means to talk pleaantly.Turkeys in the backyard were thought to be talking pleasantly to one another. In recent years,the saying has come to me an attempt to teach something important. Word expert Charles Pank tells what he believes this change took place. He says two men were shooting turkeys together. On of the man was a white man, the other was an American Indian.The white man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself, but the American Indians stopped him. He told the white man: Now, I talk turkey to you.
  Mr smith  thought a good idea after his employer talked turkey to him. He was given an icrease impay.
  so if your idea will not wash,try talking turkey to yourself.and come up with a better idea.
  (music) This words and their stories programme was written by Jerry Wason. I am Susan Clerk.

     I’m Susan Clark .with the special English program words and their stories.

 

     Young Mr Smith had an idea for his employer .It was a idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices at the same time , Smith suggested that the company sell goods of less value.

 

    If his employer like the idea ,Smith might be given more pay perhaps he might even get a better job with the company. Business had been very slow. So Mr Smith’s employer thought a few minutes about the idea, but then she shock her head :” I’m sorry Smith” his employer said “It just will not wash”.

 

      Now the meaning of this English words should be it will not get clean. Yet Smith’s idea didn’t have any thing to do with making something clean. So why did his employer say it will not wash,. most word experts agree that it will not wash means it will not work..

 

      Elic Partridge wrote that the saying probably developed in Britain in the eighteen hundreds. Charlotte Bronte used it in the story published in the 1849.she wrote “That won’t wash Miss ”.Mrs Bronte seems to have meant that the dyes used to colour a piece of clothing will not good. The colors could not be depended on to stay in the material.

 

     In 19 century England,the expression come to mean an undependtable statement.It was used to mainly to describe an idea.but sometimes it was used to about a person. A critic once said of a poet Robert Browning .”He won’t wash” the critic did not mean the poet was not a clean person. He meant that Browning’poems could not be depend on to last .

 

      Today we know that judgement was wrong. Robert Browning still is considered a major poet.but very few people remembered the man who said Browning would not wash..

 

      Happily for the young employee Smith.his employer wanted him to do well in the company.so the employer talked turkey to him.she said your idea would be unfair to our buyers,think of an other way to save money.

 

     A century ago,to talk turkey meant to talk pleasantly. turkeys in barnyary were thought to be speaking pleasantly to one another.in recent years the saying has come to mean an attempt to teach something important

 

     Word expert charles Funk tell us how he believe this change took place.He says two man were shooting turkeys together.one of them was a white man,the other was an American Indian.the white man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself, but the American Indian.stopped him.he told the white man” Now I talk turkey to you “

 

 

     Mr Smith thought of an better idea after his employer talk turkey to him.he was gave an increase in pay.so if your idea will not wash try talking turkey to yourself and come up with a better idea.

 

      This words and their story program was written by program was written by Jeri Watson. I'm Susan

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Young Mr. Smith had an idea for his employer.It was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices.At the same time,Smith suggested that the company sell goods of less value.If his employer light the idea,Smith might be given more pay,perhaps he might even get a better job with the company.Business had been very slow,so Mr. Smith's employer thought a few minutes about the idea.But then she shook her head.I am sorry,Smith.His employer said,It just will not wash.Now the meaning of this English words should be  it will not get clean.Yet Smith's idea did not have anything to do with making something clean,so why did his employer say It will not wash. Most word experts agree that  It will not wash"means  it will not work.XXX wrote the same probably developed in Britain in the 1800.XXXused it in the story published in 1849.She wrote that wouldn't wash,Miss.XXX seems to have meant that the used to cover a piece of clothing were not good.The colors could not be depended on to stay in the meterial.In 19 century England,the expression came to mean an undependable statement.It was used mainly to describe an idea,but sometimes it was used about a person.A critic once said of the point Robert XX He won't wash.The critic did not mean the point was not a clean person,he meant that XX points could not be depended on too last.Today we know that judgement was wrong.XX still is considered a major point,but very few people remember who said XX would not wash.Happily for the young employee Smith,his employer wanted him to do well in the company.So the employer talked turkey to him.She said your idea would be unfair to our bias,think of another way to save money.A century ago,to talk turkey meant to talk pleasantly.Turkeys in the word thought to be speaking pleasantly to one and another.In recent years,the same has come to mean a tempt to teach something important.Word expert XXX tells that he believes this change to place.He says " to man were shooting turkeys together,one of them was a XXman,the other was an American Indian.The XX man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself.But the American Indian stopped him,he told the XX man,Now I talk turkey to you.Mr. Smith thought of the better idea after his employer talked turkey to him.He was given an increase in pay.So if your idea will not wash,try talking turkey to yourself and come up with the better idea
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Young Mr.smith had an idea for his employer.It was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices. At the same time, Smith suggested that the company sell goods of less value. If his emplyer liked the idea, Smith might be given more pay,perhaps he might even get a better job with the company. Business had been very slow, so Mr. Smith's employer thought a few minutes about the idea, but then she shook her head. "I'm sorry Smith," his employer said, "it just will not wash." Now the meaning of this English words should be "it will not get clean". Yet Smith's idea did not have anything to do with making something clean. So why did his employer say "it will not wash?" Most word experts agree that "it will not wash" means it will not work. Eric Partrige wrote the saying probably developed in Britain in the 1800s. Sharlet Bronte used it in a story published in 1849. She wrote "that will wash, Miss". Miss Bronte seemed to have meant that the dice uesd to colour a piece of clothing were not good,the colours could not be depended on to stay in the material. In 19th century England the expression came to mean an undependable statement. It was used mainly to describe an idea, but sometimes it was uesd about a person. A critic once said of the poet Robert Browning " he won't wash" .The critic didnot mean that the poet was not a clean person, he meant that browning's poems could not be depended on to last. Today, we know that judgement was wrong. Robert Browning still is considered a major poet but very few people remember the man who said  Robert Browning would not wash. Happily for the young employee Smith, his employer wanted him to do well in the company, so the employer talked turkey to him. She said your idea would be unfair to our buyers, think of another way to save money. A century ago "to talk turkey" meant to talk pleasantly. Turkeys in the bonyard were thought to be speaking pleasantly to one another. In recent years, the saying has come to mean an attempt to teach something important. Word expert charles tells how he believes this change took place. He says two men were shooting turkeys together, one of them was a white man, the other was an American Indian. The white man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself but the American Indian stopped him. He told the white man" now I talk turkey to you." Mr. Smith thought of a better idea after his employer talked turkey to him. He was given an increase in pay. So if your idea will not wash, try talking turkey to yourself and come up with the better idea.

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I'm Sasan Clark with the special English program,young Mister Smith had an idea for his employer,it wasn's an idea for saving money sell goods Smith might it's an idea at the same time,save money very slow more pay even better job slow about the idea I am sorry , should be anthing something clean 1849 will not good but then she shock her head I an sorry it will not work probably in18 hundred in the story seem to a cothing depend in 90 century England cme to me to describe an idea he person statement but sometime the critic could not be Robort but very few people in the company turky one said did not mean today we know the judgement was wrong considered fo young employer will unfair for turky speaking come to me teach somthing important tother one of them began but the American-Indian th him so your idea will not wash used to to stay tells he saysthik of another way in recent years word expert to man the other was an American-Indian I talk turky to you Mister Smith so well wash and come up with a diea for themselves I'm Susan Clark English word didn't have something

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I 'am susan clark,with the special english program,words and their stories. Young Mr smith had an idea form his employer,it was an idea for saving for the company by increasing the prices.at the same time,Mr smith suggested that company sale goods of less vaule.if his employer like the idea,smith might be given more pay,perhaps might even get a better job with the company.Bussiness had very slow,so Mr smith's employer thought a felw minutes about the idea,but then,she shook head,"I am sorry,Mr smith" is the emplyer said."it will not wash"now the meaning of this english words should be it will not get clean. yet ,smith's ideas did not have anything to do with making something clean.why did his employer say it will not wash?most words expert agree that it will not wash mean it will not work. Eric partridge wrote that saying properly developed in Britain in 1800,Charlotte bronte used it in a story published in 1949.she wrote that wouldn't wash, MS.Bronte seem to have meant that the dyes used to color a piece of clothing were not good,the colors could not be depend on to stay in the material. In 19 century England, The expression came to mean on undependable statement.it was used mainly to describ an idea,but sometimes it was used about a person,a critic once said of the poet robert browning,"he won't wash"the critic did not mean that the poet was not a cleaning person,He meant the browning's poem could not be depended on too last, Today we know that judgement was wrong,Robert browning still consider a major poet. But very people remember the man who said browning would not wash. Happily,for young employee smith,his employer wanted to do well his company,so the employer told turkey to him,She said your idea would be unfair to our buyers,think about another way to save money , A century ago, to talk a turkey mean to talk pleasantly,Turkey isn't other words sound to be speaking pleasantly to want another. In recently years ,the sign come to mean attempt to teach something important,word exper charles funk tells how believe this change to place He says two men was shootting turkey together,one of them was a white,the other was a American indian,the white begin stating reasons why he should be get turkey by himself.But the American indian stopped him,He told the white man"I talk turkey to you " Mr smith thought the better ideas after his employer told turkey to him. he was given a increase in pay. so if your idea will not wash, try talking turkey to yourself, come up with better idea. This is word and their stories program was by jerry waston,I am susan clark.
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