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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

 

Every week at this time, the Voice of America tells about popular words and expressions used in the United States. Some expressions have made a jump from sports events to everyday life. One such expression is "fall guy". A fall guy is the person who someone decides will be the loser, or victim.

 

The first fall guys were men who wrestled for money. At the end of the nineteenth century, wrestling was a very popular sport in the United States. Wrestling competitions were held not only in big cities, but also at country fairs, and travelling shows. As the sport became more popular, it became less and less of a sport. Many of the matches were fixed. The wrestlers knew before the match, which one of them would be the winner.

 

The goal in wrestling is to hold your opponent shoulders down against the floor. This is called a fall. Sometimes, one of the wrestlers would be paid before the match to "take the fall". He would agree to be the loser, the fall guy.

 

Today, a fall guy is anyone who is talked or tricked into taking the blame for the crime or wrongdoing of someone else. There are fall guys in many situations. People who publicly take the blame when something goes wrong. A fall guy takes the rap for something wrong or illegal. He accepts responsibility and punishment for what someone else did. The fall guy may have been involved in the situation, but was not the person who should be blamed.

 

The word rap has meant blame for several hundred years. The expression to take the rap first was used about one hundred years ago. Another similar expression is bum rap. A person receives a bum rap, if he is found guilty of a crime, but is really innocent. Sometimes, a fall guy may not realize he is the fall guy until he is the victim of a bum rap. In that case, he may feel that he has been framed. To frame someone is to create false evidence to make an innocent person seem guilty.

 

Some word experts say the expression to frame someone comes from the way wood must be fitted closely around a painting or photograph to frame it. In the same way, evidence must be designed perfectly if it is to frame an innocent person to make him or her seem guilty.

 

This VOA Special English program -- Words and Their Stories was written By Marilyn Rice Christiano. This is Warren Scheer.

 

 

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Now, the VOA Special English Program, Words and Their Stories.  Every week at this time, the Voice of America tells about popular words and expressions used in the United States. Some expressions have made a jump from sports events to everyday life.

 

One such expression is fall guy. A fall guy is a person who someone decides will be the looser or victim. Fall guys were men who wrestled for money. Wrestling was a very popular sports in the United States. Wrestling competitions were held not only in big cities, but also at country fairs and traveling shows. As the sport became more popular, it became less and less of a sport. Many of the matches were fixed. The wrestlers knew before the match, which one of them would be the winner. The goal in wrestling is to hold your opponent's shoulder down against the floor. This is called a fall. Sometimes, one of the wrestlers would be paid before the match to take the fall.  He would agreed to be the loser, the fall guy.

 

 

Today, the fall guy is anyone who is tricked into taking the blame for the crime or wrong doing of someone else. There are fall guys in many situations. People who publicly take the blame when something goes wrong. A fall guy takes the rap for something wrong or illegal. He accepts responsibility and punishment for what someone else did. The fall guy may have been involved in the situation, but was not the person who should be blamed.

 

 

The word "rap" has meant blame for several hundred years. The expression "to take the rap" first was used about one hundred years ago. Another similar expression is "bum rap". A person receives a bum rap if he's found guilty of a crime but is really innocent. Sometimes a fall guy may not realize he is the fall guy until he is the victim of a bum rap. In that case, he may feel he has been framed. To frame someone is to create false evidence to make an innocent person seem guilty.

 

 

Some word experts say the expression "to frame someone" comes from the way wood must be fitted closely around a painting or photograph to frame it. In the same way, evidence must be designed perfectly if it is to frame an innocent person to make him or her seem guilty.

 

 

This VOA Special English Program, Words and Their Stories, was written by Marilyn Rice Christiano. This is Warren Sheer.

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Now the VOA Special English Programe Words and Stories.

 

Every week at this time, the Voice of America tells about popular words and expressions used in the United States.


Some expressions have made a jump from sport event to everyday life.


One such expression is fall guy. A fall guy is the person who someone decides will be the loser of victim.


The first fall guys were men who wrested for money.


At the end of the 19th century, wresting was a very popular sport in the United States.


Wresting competitions were held not only in big cities, but also at country fairs and traveling shows.


As the sport became more popular, it became less and less of a sport, many of the matches were fixed.    


The wresters knew before the match, which one of them will be the winner.


The goal in wresting is to hold your opponent’s shoulders down against floor.


This is called a fall. Sometime one of the wresters will be paid before the match to take the fall. He would agree to be the loser, the fall guy.


Today the fall guy is anyone who is tricked into taking the blame for the crime or wrong doing of someone else.


There are fall guys in many situations. People who publicly take the blame when something goes wrong.


A fall guy takes the rap for some thing wrong or illegal. He accepts responsibility and punishment for what’s someone else did. The fall guy may have been involved in the situation, but was not the person who should be blamed.


The word rap has meant blame for several hundred years. The expression “to take the rap” first was used about 100 years ago.


Another similar is “bum rap”. A person receives a bum rap if is found guilty of a crime, but is really innocent. Some times, a fall guy may not realize he is the fall guy until he is the victim of a bum rap.


In that case, he may feel that he has been framed. To frame someone is to create false evidence to make an innocent person seem guilty.


Some word experts say the express “to frame someone” comes from the way wood must be fit closely around a painting or photograph to frame it. In the same way, evidence must be designed perfectly if it is to frame an innocent person to make him or her seem guilty.

 

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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

 

Every week at this time the Voice of America tells about popular words and expressions used in the United States. Some expressions have made a jump from sports events to everyday life. One such expression is fall guy.

 

“A fall guy” is the person who someone decides will be the loser or victim. The first fall guys were men who wrestled for money. At the end of the 19th century wrestling is a very poplar sport in the Untied States. Wrestling competitions were held not only in big cities, but also at country fairs and traveling shows.

 

As the sport became more popular, it became less and less of a sport. Many of the matches were fixed. The wrestlers knew before the match, which one of them would be the winner. The goal in wrestling is to hold your opponent’s shoulders down against the floor. This is called a fall. Sometimes one of the wrestlers would be paid before the match to take the fall. He would agree to be the loser, the fall guy.

 

Today a fall guy is anyone who is tricked into taking the blame for the crime or wrongdoing of someone else. There're fall guys in many situations, people who publicly take the blame when something goes wrong. A fall guy takes the rap for something wrong or illegal. He accepts responsibility and punishment for what someone else did. The fall guy may have been involved in the situation, but was not the person who should be blamed.

 

The word “rap” has meant blame for several hundred years. The expression to “take the rap” first was used about one hundred years ago.

 

Another similar expression is “bum rap”. A person receives a bum rap if he is found guilty of a crime, but is really innocent. Sometimes a fall guy may not realize he is the fall guy until he is the victim of a bum rap. In that case he may fell that he has been framed.

 

“To frame someone” is to create false evident to make an innocent person seem guilty. Some word experts say the expression to frame someone comes from the way would must be fit closely around a painting or photograph to frame it. In the same way, evidence must be designed perfectly if it is to frame an innocent person to make him or her seem guilty.

 

This VOA Special English Program, Words and Their Stories, was written by Marilyn Rice Christiana. This is Warren Sheer.

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Now the English Program Words and Their Stories

Every week at this time, the Voice of American tells about popular words and expressions used in the United States. Some expressions have made a jump from sports events to everyday life. One such an expression is fall guy.

 

Fall guy is the person who someone decides will be the loser or victor. The first fall guys were men who resold for money. At the end of 19th century, Rassling was a very popular sport in the United States. Rassling competitions were held not only in big cities but also at country fields and traveling shows. As the sport became more popular it became less and less of a sport. Many of the matches were fixed. The rasslers knew before the match which one of them would be the winner. The goal in the rassling is to hold your opponent shoulders down against the floor. This is called a fall. Sometimes one of the rasslers would be paid before the match to take the fall. He would agree to be the loser, the fall guy.

 

Today a fall guy is anyone who is tricked into the taking the blame for the crime or wrongdoing of someone else. There are fall guys in many situations, people who publicly take the blame when something goes wrong. A fall guy takes the rap for something wrong or illegal. He accepts responsibility to punishment for what someone else did. The fall guy may have been involved in the situation but was not the person who should be blamed.

 

The word rap has meant blame for several hundred years. The expression to take the rap first was used about one hundred years ago. Another similar expression is bang rap. A person receives a bang rap if he is found guilty of the crime but is really innocent. Sometime a fall guy may not realize he is the fall guy until he is the victim of a bang rap. In that case, he may feel that he has been framed. To frame someone is to created false evidence to make an innocent people seem guilty. Some word experts say the expression to frame someone comes from the way wood must be fitted closely around the painting or photograph to frame it. In the same way, evidence must be designed perfectly if it is to frame an innocent person to make him or her seem guilty.

 

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by M.C. This is M.S.

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Now the VOA special english programe. Words and their storys. Every week at this time, the Voice of American tells about popular words and expression used in The United States.

 

Some expressioner have made a jump from sports events to everyday life. one such expression is fall guy .

 

A fall guy is the person who someone decides will be the loser or victim. The first fall guys were man who resold for money. At the end of 1900 centry . Rassling was a very popular sport in The United State. Rassling competitions were held not only in big cities but also at country fairs at traveling shows. as the sport become more popular . it became less and less as a sport. Many of matches were fixed . The Rassling is knew before the Match which one of them would be the winner. The goal in Wresting is to hold the opponent shoulders down against the floor. This is called a fall. sometimes one of the rasslers would be paid before the match to take the fall. He would agree to be the loser, the fall guy.

 

today, a fall guy is anyone who is tricked into taking the blame. for the crime or wrong doing of someone else. There are fall guys in many situations. People who publicly take the blame when something goes wrong. A fall guy take the rap for something wrong or illegal . He accepts responsbility and punishment for what someone else did. the fall guy many have been involved in many situation .but was not the person who should be blamed. The word rap has  meant  blame for several hundred years. The expression to take the rap. first were used one hundred years ago. another similar expression is bam rap. a person receives a bam rap. If he is found guilty but it is really innocent . sometimes a fall guy may not realize he is the fall guy until he is the victim of the bam rap. in that case , he may feel that he was been framed . To frame someone is to creat fauls evidence to make an innocent person seen guilty . some word experty say the expreesion to frame someone comes from the way wood must be fitted closely around the painting or photograph to frame it.  in the same way , evidence must be designed perfectly. if it is frame an innocent person to make him or her seen guilty

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Now VOA special english program words and stories.Everyweek at this time Voice Of America tell about the popular words and expressions used in the United States.some expressions have made ///from the sports to everyday life

 

 

one such expression is“fall guy” A fall guy is the persom who someone decided to be loser and victim.The first fall guys were wrestled for the money.At the end of 19 century,wrestling was a very popular sports in the United States.Wrestling competition were not only held in the big cities but also at the country fair and travelling shows.as the sports became popular and it became less and less of a sports.many of the matches were fixed.the wrestler knew ,before the match, which one of them will be the winner.the goal in the wrestling is to hold your oponent // down to the floor.this is called a fall.sometimes one of wrestlers would be paid before the match to take the fall.he would agreed to be the loser “the fall guy”

 

 

today a fall guy anyone who is tricked into taking a blame for crime and wrong doing of someone else.there fall guys in many situations.people publicly take the blame when something goes wrong.the fal guy takes the rap for something wrong or illegal.he accepts the responsibility or punishment for someone who else did it.the fall guy maybe have been involved in the situation but was not the person that should be blamed

 

 

the word “rap”has meat blame for several hundreds years.the expression “to take the rap”was first used in about one hundred years ago.another similar expression is bomb the rap.a person who received bomb the rap if he is found guilty of a crime but it is really innocent.sometimes a fall fuy may not realized thay he is the fall guy until he is a victim of bomb rap.in that case he may feel he has been framed. to frame someone is to creat false evidents to make innocentive person seem guilty.some of the word experts say the expression“to frame someone”comes from the wood must be fixed closely around the painting or photogragh to frame it .in the same way evidents must be designed perfectly if it is to frame any innocentive person to make him or her seem guilty.

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  Now the VOA special English programme words and their stories.Every week at this time the voice of America tells about popular words and expressions used in the United States.

 

Some expressions have made a jump,from sports events to everyday life.One such expression is fall guy.A fall guy is the person who someone decides will be the loser or victim.The first fall guy were man who wreslted for money.At the end of 19C,wrestling was a very popular sport in the United States.Wretling competitions were held not only in big cities but also at country fares and travelling shows.As the sport became more popular,it became less and less of a sport.Many of the matches were fixed.The wrestlers knew before the match which one of them would be the winner.The goal in wrestling is to hold your opponent's shoulders down against the floor.This is called a fall.Sometimes one of the wrestlers would be paid before the match to take the fall.He would agree to be the loser,the fall guy.

 

Today a fall guy is anyone who is tricked into taking the blame for the crime or the wrong doing of someone else.There are fall guys in many situations,people who publicly take the blame when something goes wrong.A fall guy takes the rap for something wrong or illeagle.He accepts responsibility and punishment for who someone else did.The fall guy may have been involved in the situation but was not the person should be blamed.

 

The word rap had meant blame for serval hundred years.The expression to take the rap first was used about one hundred years ago.Another similar expression is bump rap.A person receives a bump rap if he is found guilty of crime but is really innocent.Sometimes a fall guy may not realize he is the fall guy until he is the victim of a bump rap.In that case he may feel he has been framed.To frame someone is to create false evidence to make an innocent person seem guilty.Some word experts say the expression to frame someone comes from the way wood must be fited closed around paiting photograph to frame it.In the same way evidence must be designed perfectly if it is to frame an innocent person to make him or her seem guilty.

 

This VOA Special English Program, Words and Their Stories, was written by Marilyn Rice Christiano. This is Warren Sheer.

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Now, the VOA Special English Program, Words and Their Stories.  Every week at this time, the Voice of America tells about popular words and expressions used in the United States. Some expressions have made a jump from sports events to everyday life.

 

One such expression is fall guy. A fall guy is the person who someone decides will be the looser or victim. Fall guys were men who wrestled for money.At the end of the 19th century, wrestling was a very popular sport in the United States. Wrestling competitions were held not only in big cities, but also at country fairs and traveling shows. As the sport became more popular, it became less and less of a sport. Many of the matches were fixed. The wrestlers knew before the match, which one of them would be the winner. The goal in wrestling is to hold your opponent shoulder down against the floor. This is called a fall. Sometimes, one of the wrestlers would be paid before the match to take the fall.  He would agree to be the loser, the fall guy.

 

 

Today,a fall guy is anyone who is tricked into taking the blame for the crime or wrongdoing of someone else. There are fall guys in many situations. People who publicly take the blame when something goes wrong. A fall guy takes the rap for something wrong or illegal. He accepts responsibility and punishment for what someone else did. The fall guy may have been involved in the situation, but was not the person who should be blamed.

 

 

The word "rap" has meant blame for several hundred years. The expression "to take the rap" first was used about one hundred years ago. Another similar expression is "bum rap". A person receives a bum rap if he's found guilty of a crime but is really innocent. Sometimes a fall guy may not realize he is the fall guy until he is the victim of a bum rap. In that case, he may feel he has been framed. To frame someone is to create false evidence to make an innocent person seem guilty.

 

 

Some word experts say the expression "to frame someone" comes from the way wood must be fitted closely around a painting or photograph to frame it. In the same way, evidence must be designed perfectly if it is to frame an innocent person to make him or her seem guilty.

 

 

This VOA Special English Program, Words and Their Stories, was written by Marilyn Rice Christiano. This is Warren Sheer.

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Now, the VOA Special English Program, Words and Their Stories.  Every week at this time, the Voice of America tells about popular words and expressions used in the United States. Some expressions have made a jump from sports events to everyday life.

 

One such expression is fall guy. A fall guy is the person who someone decides will be the lo/o/ser or victim. The first Fall guys were men who wrestled for money.At the end of the 19th century, wrestling was a very popular sport in the United States. Wrestling competitions were held not only in big cities, but also at country fairs and traveling shows. As the sport became more popular, it became less and less of a sport. Many of the matches were fixed. The wrestlers knew before the match, which one of them would be the winner. The goal in wrestling is to hold your opponent shoulder down against to floor. This is called a fall. Sometimes, one of the wrestlers would be paid before the match to take the fall.  He would agree to be the loser, the fall guy.

 

 

Today,a fall guy is anyone who is tricked into taking the blame for the crime or wrongdoing of someone else. There are fall guys in many situations. People who publicly take the blame when something goes wrong. A fall guy takes the rap for something wrong or illegal. He accepts responsibility and punishment for what someone else did. The fall guy may have been involved in the situation, but was not the person who should be blamed.

 

 

The word "rap" has meant blame for several hundred years. The expression "to take the rap" first was used about one hundred years ago. Another similar expression is "bum rap". A person receives a bum rap if he's found guilty of a crime but is really innocent. Sometimes a fall guy may not realize he is the fall guy until he is the victim of a bum rap. In that case, he may feel that he has been framed. To frame someone is to create false evidence to make an innocent person seem guilty.

 

 

Some word experts say the expression "to frame someone" comes from the way wood must be fitted closely around a painting or photograph to frame it. In the same way, evidence must be designed perfectly if it is to frame an innocent person to make him or her seem guilty.

 

 

This VOA Special English Program, Words and Their Stories, was written by Marilyn Rice Christiano. This is Warren Sheer.

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Now, the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

 

Every week at this time, the Voice of America tells about popular words and expressions used in the United States. Some expressions have made a jump from sports events to everyday life. One such expression is fall guy. A fall guy is the person who someone decides will be the loser or victim.

 

The first fall guys were men who wrestled for money. At the end of the nineteenth century, wrestling was a very popular sport in the United States. Wrestling competitions were held not only in big cities, but also at country fairs and traveling shows. As the sport became more popular, it became less and less of a sport. Many of the matches were fixed. The wrestlers knew -- before the match -- which one of them would be the winner.

 

The goal in wrestling is to hold your opponent's shoulders down against the floor. This is called a fall. Sometimes, one of the wrestlers would be paid before the match to take the fall. He would agree to be the loser...the fall guy.

 

Today, a fall guy is anyone who is tricked into taking the blame for the crime or wrongdoing of someone else. There are fall guys in many situations -- people who publicly take the blame when something goes wrong.

 

A fall guy takes the rap for something wrong or illegal. He accepts responsibility and punishment for what someone else did. The fall guy may have been involved in the situation, but was not the person who should be blamed.

 

The word rap has meant blame for several hundred years. The expression to take the rap first was used about one hundred years ago.

 

Another similar expression is bum rap. A person receives a bum rap if he is found guilty of a crime...but is really innocent.

 

Sometimes, a fall guy may not realize he is the fall guy until he is the victim of a bum rap. In that case, he may feel that he has been framed. To frame someone is to create false evidence to make an innocent person seem guilty.

 

Some word experts say the expression to frame someone comes from the way wood must be fitted closely around a painting or photograph to frame it. In the same way, evidence must be designed perfectly if it is to frame an innocent person to make him or her seem guilty.

 

This VOA Special English program, Words and Their Stories, was written by Marilyn Rice Christiano. This is Warren Scheer.

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Now, the VOA special English program, words and their stories.

 

Every week at this time, the voice of America tells about popular words and expressions used in the United States. Some expressions have made it jump from sports events to everyday life.

 

One such expression is “fall guy”. A “fall guy” is the person who someone decides will be the loser or victim. The first fall guys were men who wrestled for money. At the end of 19th century, wrestling was a very popular sport in the United States. Wrestling competitions were held not only in big cities, but also at country fairs and traveling shows. As the sport became more popular, it became less and less of a sport. Many of the matches were fixed. The wresters knew before the match, which one of them would be the winner. The goal in wrestling is to hold your opponent shoulders down against the floor. This is called a “fall”. Sometimes, one of the wrestlers would be paid before the match to take the fall. He would agree to be the loser—the “fall guy”.

 

Today, a fall guy is anyone who is tricked into taking the blame for the crime or wrong doing of someone else. There are “fall guys” in many situations. People who publicly take the blame when something goes wrong. A “fall guy” takes the rap for something wrong or illegal. He accepted responsibility and publishment for what someone else did. The “fall guy” may have been involved in the situation, but was not the person who should be blamed. The word “rap” has meant “blame” for several hundred years. The expression “to take the rap” first was used about 100 years ago. Another similar expression is “bum rap”. A person receives a “bum rap”, if he is found guilty of a crime, but is really innocent. Sometimes, a “fall guy” may not realize he is the “fall guy”, until he is the victim of a bum rap. In that case, he may feel that he has been framed. To frame someone is to created false evidence to make an innocent person seem guilty.

 

Some word experts say the expression, “to frame someone” comes from the way wood must be fitted closely around painting or photograph to frame it. In the same way, evidence must be designed perfectly, if it is to frame an innocent person to make him or her seem guilty.

 

This VOA special English program—words and their stories, was written by Marilyn Rice. This is Warren Sheer.

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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

 

Every week at this time, the Voice of America tells about popular words and expressions used in the United States. Some expressions have made a jump from sports events to everyday life. One such expression is "fall guy". A "fall guy" is the person who someone decides will be the loser, or victim.

 

The first fall guys were men who wrestled for money. At the end of the nineteenth century, wrestling was a very popular sport in the United States. Wrestling competitions were held not only in big cities, but also at country fairs, and travelling shows. As the sport became more popular, it became less and less of a sport. Many of the matches were fixed. The wrestlers knew before the match, which one of them would be the winner.The goal in wrestling is to hold your opponent shoulders down against the floor. This is called a fall. Sometimes, one of the wrestlers would be paid before the match to "take the fall". He would agree to be the loser, the "fall guy".Today, a "fall guy" is anyone who is talked or tricked into taking the blame for the crime or wrongdoing of someone else. There are "fall guys" in many situations. People who publicly take the blame when something goes wrong. A "fall guy" takes the rap for something wrong or illegal. He accepts responsibility and punishment for what someone else did. The fall guy may have been involved in the situation, but was not the person who should be blamed.

 

The word rap has meant blame for several hundred years. The expression to take the rap first was used about one hundred years ago. Another similar expression is bum rap. A person receives a bum rap, if he is found guilty of a crime, but is really innocent. Sometimes, a fall guy may not realize he is the fall guy until he is the victim of a bum rap. In that case, he may feel that he has been framed. To frame someone is to create false evidence to make an innocent person seem guilty.

 

Some word experts say the expression to frame someone comes from the way wood must be fitted closely around a painting or photograph to frame it. In the same way, evidence must be designed perfectly if it is to frame an innocent person to make him or her seem guilty.

 

This VOA Special English program, Words and Their Stories, was written By Marilyn Rice Christiano. This is Warren Scheer.

 

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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

 

 

Every week at this time, the Voice of America tells about popular words and expressions used in the United States. Some expressions have made a jump from sports events to everyday life. One such expression is fall guy. A fall guy is the person who someone decides will be the loser or victor.

 

 

The first fall guys were men who wrestled for money. At the end of nineteenth century, wrestling was a very popular sport in the United States. Wrestling competitions were held not only in big city but also at country fairs and traveling shows. As the sport became more popular, it became less and less of a sport. Many of the matches were fixed. The wrestlers knew before the match which one of them would be the winner.

 

 

The goal in wrestling is to hold your opponent's shoulders down against the floor. This is called a fall. Sometimes one of the wreslters would be paid before the match to take the fall. He would agree to be a loser 'the fall guy'.

 

 

Today a fall guy is anyone who is tricked into taking the blame for the cry or wrongdoing of someone else. They are fall guys in many situations. People who publicly take the blame when something goes wrong. A fall guy takes the rap for something wrong or illegal. He accepts responsibility and punishment for what someone else did. The fall guy may have been involved in the situation but was not the person who should be blamed.

 

 

The world rap has meant blame for several hundred years. The expression ' to take the rap' first was used about 100 years ago. Another similar expression is 'bum rap'. A person receives a bum rap if he is found guilt of crime but is really innocent. Sometimes a fall guy may not realize he is the fall guy until he is the victim of bum rap. In that case, he may feel that he has been framed. To frame someone is to creat false evidence to make innocent person seem guilty.

 

 

Some word experts say the expression to frame someone comes from the way would must be * closely around painting or photography to frame it. In the same way, evidence must be designed perfectly if it is to frame an innocent person to make him or her seem guilty.

 

 

This VOA Special English Words and Their Stories was wirtten by Marilyn Rice Christiano. This is Warren Scheer.

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Every week at this time, the Voice of America tells about the popular words and expressions used in the United States. Some expressions have made a jump from sports event to everyday life. One such expression is fall guy, a fall guy is the person who someone decides will be the loser or victors. the first fall guy was a man who resald for money, at the end of 19 century, reaserling was a very popular sports in the United State. Resling competition was held not only in big cities, but also at country fairs and traveling shows. As the sport became more and more popular, it became less and less of a sport. Many of the matches were fixed, the reslor of you before the match, which one of them will be the winner. The goal in resling is to hold unipold cholder down against the floor, this is called a fall.

 

Sometimes, one of the resler will be paid before the match to take the fall, he would agree to be the loser, the fall guy. Today, a fall guy is anyone who is tricked into taking the blame for the crime of wrongdoing of someone else.

 

There are fall guy in many situations, people who publicly take the blames when something goes wrong, a fall guy take the rap for something wrong or illegal, he accepts responsibility and punishment for what someone else did. The fall guy may have been involved in the situation, but was not the person who should be blamed. The word “rap” has meant blame for several hundreds years. the expression to “take the rap” first was used about 100 years ago, another similar expression is “bomb rap” , a person received a bomb rap if he is found guilty of a crime but he is really innocent. Sometimes, a fall guy may not realize he is the fall guy until he is the victim of the bomb rap. In that case, he may fail but he has been framed, to frame someone is to create faults evident to make an innocent person seem guilty.

 Some word expert say the expression to frame someone comes from the way would must be fed closely around the painting or photograph to free mate, in the same way, evident must be designed perfectly if it is to free an innocent person to make him or her seem guilty.

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