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[word-lover] 【整理】2008-09-14 Words and Their Stories

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Now the Voa Special English program Words and Their Stories .
Last week I explained  some English expressions about clothes.
Everything I told you was true , I did not talk through my hat or say something without knowing the facts .

Everyone knows there are many English expressions about clothes ,there is no need to keep it  a secret or keep it under your hat.
In fact ,if I keep talking ,soon enough , you will start to think I'm an old hat about this , a real expert .
Do not be fooled though , my friends  sometimes call me a wolf in sheep's clothing .
This is someone who acts  like a good person but he's really a bad person .

I'm not really a bad person ,but I do love clothes ,it is always fun to get dressed up ,I look great in my best clothes .

When I put them on ,I feel decked  out .
You might say ,when I wear  my best clothes ,I'm dressed to the nines or dressed to the teeth ,in fact , my husband says I look dressed to kill ,of course , I would never kill anyone ,but there's something special about putting on clothes that are pleasing to the eye .

My best clothes are not modern or fashionable ,maybe someday they will come into fashion .
But I really do not  care , they certainly look better on me than my birthday suit .
Did you know that everyong has a birthday suit ?
You wear it when you're wearing no clothes at all,babies are born wearing  their birthday suits .

I am very careful with my clothes ,I handle them  with kid gloves , I try not to get them dirty or torn
Most of my clothes fit like a glove, they fit perfectly ,but when I eat too much , I  feel like my clothes ,might burst at the seams ,my clothes feel too restrictive and tight .

Some of the clothes I like best are hand -me- downs, my older sister gave them  to me when she no longer wanted them .
Hand-me-downs are great ,because clothes often cost too much money .I live on a shoestring ,I have a very small budget and little money to spend on clothes ,however my sister has a  lot of money to spend on clothes ,maybe someday ,the shoe will be on the other foot ,the opposite will be true ,I will have a lot of moner to buy clothes and my sister will get hand-me-downs from me .

I admit I  dream of being rich .
I dream that someday  I will be able to live like a rich person .I will know what it  is like to walk in  another person's shoes.
Some of my friends got rich by riding someone else's coat tails .They're successful today as a result of someone else being successful .

But I believe you should never criticize others for something you would do yourself.What is said about someone else can also be said about you ?
Remember if the shoe fits, wear it .

Jill Moss wrote  this Voa Special English program "Words and Their Stories ".I'm Faith Lapdus.

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