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

 

Americans often use expressions about animals.

 

In 2008, the main candidates for president each used this expression: "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig." This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant-looking to beautiful.

 

There are other expressions about improving a pig's appearance, like this one: "A hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog." Hogs are similar to pigs, only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows. Like this one: "You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." This means you cannot create something valuable from something that has no value.

 

In a pig's eye” is another unusual expression. It means something that is not so, or will never happen. Then there is the expression “casting pearls before swine.” That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it.

 

However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money into it.

 

Hogs are very large animals. If you say you ate high on the hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog-wild at any time because that means behaving badly.

 

Hogs take up a lot of space but people should not take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television, other children might say: "Do not hog the couch." And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers.

 

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pigs' ears to identify them. In politics, earmarks are money set aside for projects in a congressman's home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal, meaning wasteful spending.

 

In many areas, pigs provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Experts say this term was first used in the 1920s. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

 

This VOA Special English program was written by Shelley Gollust. I'm Barbara Klein. You can find more Words and Their Stories at voaspecialenglish.com.


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Words and Their Stories

(Sunday, October 19, 2008)

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

 

Americans often use expressions about animals.

 

In two thousand eight, the main candidates for president each used this expression: "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig." This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant-looking to beautiful.

 

There are other expressions about improving a pig's appearance, like this one: "A hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog." Hogs are similar to pigs, only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows. Like this one: "You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." This means you cannot create something valuable from something that has no value.

 

In a pig's eye is another unusual expression. It means something that is not so, or will never happen. Then there is the expression casting pearls before swine. That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it.

 

However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money into it.

 

Hogs are very large animals. If you say you ate high on the hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog-wild at any time because that means behaving badly.

 

Hogs take up a lot of space but people should not take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television, other children might say: "Do not hog the couch." And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers.

 

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pigs' ears to identify them. In politics, earmarks are money set aside for projects in a congressman's home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal, meaning wasteful spending.

 

In many areas, pigs provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Experts say this term was first used in the nineteen twenties. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

 

This VOA Special English program was written by Shelley Gollust. I'm Barbara Klein. You can find more Words and Their Stories at voaspecialenglish.com.

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Now the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIRE STORIES. Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008, the main candidates for president each used fixed expression. You can put lip stake on a pig but it is still a pig. This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful. There are other expressions about improving a pig's appearance, like this one. A hog in a silk waist coat is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pigs only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows, like this one. You can not make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. This means you can not create something valuable from something that has no value. In a pig's eye is another unusual expression, it means something that is not so or will never happen. Then there is a expression, casting pearls before swine. That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it. However at leat one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money into it. Hogs are very large animals. If you say you ate high on a hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog wild at any time. Because that means behaving badly. Hogs take up a lot of space, but people should not take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television, other children might say do not hog the couch. And a rolled hog is a driver who uses more than he share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers. Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pigs' ears to identify them. In politics, ear marks are money set for projects in a Congressments home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal, meaning wasteful spending. In many areas, pigs provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be albe to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide in the sacities of life. Experts say this term was first used in the 1920s. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a graced pig. This was a popular event at country affairs in which the winner was awarded the pig. This VOA Special English program was written by Shelly Gollus. I'm Bomber Chlein. You can find more WORDS AND THEIRE STORIES at voaspecialenglish.com.
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Now, the VOA Special English program, "Words and Their Stories."

 

Americans often use expressions about animals.

 

In two thousand eight, the main candidates for president each used this expression: "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig." This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant-looking to beautiful.

 

There are other expressions about improving a pig's appearance, like this one: "A hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog." Hogs are similar to pigs/ only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows. Like this one: "You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." This means you cannot create something valuable from something that has no value.

 

In a pig's eye is another unusual expression. It means something that is not so, or will never happen. Then, there is the expression casting pearls before swine. That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it.

 

However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money into it.

 

Hogs are very large animals. If you say you ate high on the hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog-wild at any time because that means behaving badly.

 

Hogs take up a lot of space but people should not take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television, other children might say: "Do not hog the couch." And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers.

 

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pigs' ears to identify them. In politics, earmarks are money set aside for projects in a congressman's home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal, meaning wasteful spending.

 

In many areas, pigs provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Experts say this term was first used in the nineteen twenties. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

 

This VOA Special English program was written by Shelley Gollust. I'm Barbara Klein. You can find more "Words and Their Stories" at voaspecialenglish.com.
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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

 

Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008, the main candidates for president each used physic expression. You can put lipstick on a pig but it is still a pig. This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.

 

There are other expressions about improving a pig’s appearance, like this one: a hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pigs, only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows, like this one: you can not make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. This means you can not create something valuable from something that has no value. ‘In a pig’s eye’ is another unusual expression, it means something that is not so or will never happen. Then there is the expression: casting pearls before swine. That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it. However at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money, it is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money into it.

 

Hogs are very large animals if you say you ate high on a hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog wild at any time because that means behaving badly. Hogs take up a lot of space but people should not take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television other children might say do not hog the couch. And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers.

 

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pigs’ ears to identify them. In politics earmarks are money set aside for projects in the congressmen’s home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in the budget proposal meaning waste for spending. In many areas, pigs provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Experts say this term was first used in the 1920s, but it is believed to come from the much old game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

 

This VOA Special English program was written by Shelley Golist. I’m Barbra Cline. You can find more Words and Their Stories at voaspecialenglish.com.

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Now the VOA Special English program-words and their stories. Americans often usd expressions about animals.In 2008 the main candidates for president each used this expression:You can use lipsticks on a pig,but it is still a pig.This means that it is a waste of time to change something ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.

There're other expressions about improving a pig's appearance like this one,"a hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hot".Hogs are similar to pigs,only bigger.Americans use many other expressions about pigs,hogs,and female hogs-called sows like this one:You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.This means you cannot create something valuable from something that has no value.In a pig's eye is aother unusual expression. It means something that is not so or will never happen. Then there's the expression "casting pearls before swine'',that means wasting something valuable on someone who will no be thankful or care about it.

However,at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money-it's called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig,it has a hole where a child can put money into it. Hogs are very large animals. If you say "you ate high on the hog during a holiday" it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went "whole hog" on your trip,it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go "hog wild" at any time because that means behaving badly. Hogs take up a lot of space.But people shouldn't take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television,other children might say:"Do not hog the couch".And a road hog is a driver usesmore than his share of the road. Such a driver increased the danger for other drivers.

 Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pigs' ears to identify them.In politics,"earmarks" are money set aside for projects in a congressman's home state or locality.And politicians might say"there's a lot of pork in a budget proposal"meaning wasteful spending. In many areas,pigs provide ham,bacon and pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to "bring home the bacon",that means to earn enough money to provide necessities of life. Experts say this term wat first used in the 1920s,but it's believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

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

 

Americans often use the expressions about animals.

 

In two thousand and eight, the main candidates for president each used this expression: "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig." This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant-looking to beautiful.

 

There are other expressions about improving a pig's appearance, like this one: "A hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog." Hogs are similar to pigs/ only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows. Like this one: "You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." This means you cannot create something valuable from something that has no value.

 

In a pig's eye is another unusual expression. It means something that is not so, or will never happen. Then, there is the expression casting pearls before swine. That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it.

 

However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money into it.

 

Hogs are very large animals. If you say you ate high on the hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog-wild at any time because that means behaving badly.

 

Hogs take up a lot of space but people should not take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television, other children might say: "Do not hog the couch." And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers.

 

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pigs' ears to identify them. In politics, earmarks are money set aside for projects in a congressman's home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal, meaning wasteful spending.

 

In many areas, pigs provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Experts say this term was first used in the nineteen twenties. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

 

This VOA Special English program was written by Shelley Gollust. I'm Barbara Klein. You can find more "Words and Their Stories" at voaspecialenglish.com.
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Now the VOA Special English Program--Words and Their Stories.

Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008 , the main candidates for president each used physis expression.

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig. This means that it is waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.

There are other expressions about improving a   pig's appearance like this one -- a hog in a silk waste coat,    it is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pigs only bigger.

Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows. Like this one--you can not make a silk perse  out of a sow's ear. This means you can not create something valuable  from something that have no value.
 
'In a pig's eye' is another unusual expression. It means something that is not show or will never happen. Then there is the expression--casting polar the first  swing. that means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be sentful or care about it.

However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a 'piggy bank'. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where child can put money into it.

Hogs are very large animals. If you say you eat in high on a hog during a holiday, it means you have a very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did anything possible to have fun. But you should never go 'hog-wild ' at anytime because that means behaving badly.

Hogs take of a lot of space. But people should not take of more than their share. If one of your children is taking on too much of space sitting in front of the television , other children might say 'do not  hog the couch'.

And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. such a driver increases dangerous for other drivers.

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farms mark their pig's ears to identify them. In politics ear marks are money set aside  for projects in a congressman's home  state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of  pork in a budget proposal, mean waste for spending.

In many areas pig provide hand, backen and other pork product to eat. All Americans want to be able to  bring home the backen. that means to earn enough money to provide the necessity of life. Experts say this term was first used in the 1920s. but it is believed to come from a much old game of catching a greeced pig. this was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

This VOA Special English Program was written by Shaly Golas. I'm Bob Cline. You can find the more Words and Their Stories in the voaspecialenglish.com.
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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories

Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008, the main candidates for president each used this expression: you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig. This means it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.

 

There are other expressions about improving a pig’s appearance, like this one. A hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pigs only bigger. Americans only use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows, like this one. You can not make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. This means you can not create something valuable from something that has no value.

 

In a pig’s eye, there is another unusual expression it means something that is not so or will never happen. Then there is the expression casting pearls before swine. That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it.

 

However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money in to it.

 

Hogs are very large animals. It you say you ate high on the hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog in your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog wild at anytime because that means behaving badly.

 

Hogs take us a lot of space, but people should not take up them more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television, other children might say do not hog the couch. And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangerous for other drivers.

 

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers marked their pigs’ ears to identify them. In politics, ear marks are money set a sign for projects in a congressmen’s state home or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal meaning waste for spending.

 

In many areas pigs provide ham, bacon and other porn products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide necessities of life. Experts say this term was first used in a 1920s, but it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fields in which the winner was awarded the pig.

 

This VOA Special English program was written by Shelley Gollust. I’m Barbara Klein. You can find more Words and Their Stories at voaspecialenglish.com.

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Now, VOA special Engish program, words and their stories. Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008, the main candidates for president each used this expression "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig". This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasantly to beautiful.  There are other expressions about imporving a pig's apperance.  Like this one, A hog in a waistcoat, is still a hog. Hog are similiar to pig, only bigger.

 

American use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows. Like this one,you cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. This means you cannot create something valueable from something has no value. In a pig sight is another unusual expression,it means something that is not so or will not happen. Then it's the expression casting pearls before a swine,  that means wasting something valuable on someone who wil not be thankful or care about it.

 

However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small  container  shapes like a pig. It has a hole that children can put money into it.

 

Hogs are very large animals. If you say you eat high on hog during a holiday,  it means you eat very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip,  it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog-wild at anytime because that means behaving badly.

Hogs take up a lot of space, but people should not take up more than their share.If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the TV, other children might say" do not hog the couch". And "A road hog " is a driver who uses more than its share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers.

 

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pig's ears to identify them. In politics, ear marks on money set aside for projects in a congressman's home state or locality, and politicians may say there is a lot of pork in a budget  proposal , meaning wastful spending.

In many areas, pig provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat. all Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon, that means to earn engough money to provide the necessities of life.  Experts say this term was first used in the 1920's.  But it's believed to come from a much older game of catching a greased pig ,this was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

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Americans often use expressions about animals

In 2008, the main candidates for president each used physicist expression

You can put lip-stick on a pig, but it is still a pig. This means that it is a waste of time to change sth from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.

There are other expressions about improving a pig’s appearance like this one

A hog in a silk waist coat is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pigs only bigger.

Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called souse, like this one

You can not make a silk purse out of a souse’ ear this means you cannot create sth valuable from sth that has no value in a pig’s eye is another unusual expression it means sth that is not solved or will never happen then there is the expression casting polls before swine that means wasting sth valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it. However at least one kind of pig can be used for in saving money it is called a piggy beg you can buy a small container shape like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money into it. Hogs are very large animals. If you say you ate high and hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog wild at any time because that means behaving badly. Hogs take up a lot of space, but people should not take up more than there share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the TV, other children might say do not hog the chalch. And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road, such a driver in crisis dangerous for other drivers. Pig-terms are also used in American politics farmers mark their pigs’ ears to identify them. In politics ear marks are money set a site for projects in a congressmen’s home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a barged proposal meaning waste for spending. In many areas pigs provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon that means to earn enough money to provide the necessity of life. Experts say this term was first used in the 1820’s but it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a grist pig. This is a popular invent at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.  

 

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Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008, the main canditates for president each used this expression you can put lipstic on a pig. But it is still a pig. This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant-looking to beautiful. There are other expressions about improving a pig's appearance like this one, a hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pigs, only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pias, hogs and female hogs called sows like this one , you can not make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. This means you can't create something valuable from something that has no value. In a pig's eye is another unusual expression. It means something that is not so or will never happen. Then there is the expression casting pearls before swine. That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it. However at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money, it is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. it has a hole where a child can put money into it. Hogs are very large animals. If you say you ate a hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everying possible to have fun. But you should never go hog-wild any time, because that means behaving badlly. Hogs take a lot of space, but people should not take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television. Other children might say do not hog the couch. And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers. Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers marks their pigs ears to identify them. In politics, earmarks are money set aside for projects in a congressmen home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in the budget proposal, meaning wasteful spending. In many areas, pigs provide ham bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Expert say this term was first used in the 1920s. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

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Now,the VOA Special English program,worlds and their stories. Americans often use expressions about animals.In 2008,the main candidates for president each used physics expression."You can put a lipstck on a pig ,but it is still a pig. This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.There are other expressions about change pig's appearance, like this one "a hog on silk waistcoat is still a hog".Hogs are similar to pigs only bigger.Americans use many other expressions about pigs hogs and female hogs called sows,like this one "you can not make a silk purse out of sows ear", this means you cannot create something valuable from something has no value.In a pig's eye is another unusual expression it means something is not so or will never happen .Then there is the expression"cast pearls before swine "that means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it .However ,at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money ,it is called a piggy bank.You can buy a small container shaped like a pig .it has a hole that children can put money in it.Hogs are very large animals if you say you ate high on a hog during holiday ,it means you ate very good or costly food ,if you want whole hog on your trip,it means you did everything possible to have fun.But you should never go hogs wild anytime because that means behaving badly.hogs take up a lot of space but people should not take up more than their shares.If one of children take up too muchspace before television other children may say do not hog the couch.and a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers. Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers marks their pigs ears to identify them. In politics, earmarks are money set aside for projects in a congressmen home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in the budget proposal, meaning wasteful spending. In many areas, pigs provide ham bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Expert say this term was first used in the 1920s. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.
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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories. Americans often use the expressions about animals. In 2008, the main candidates for president used physics expression. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig. This means it’s a waste of time to change something ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful. There are other expressions about improving a pig’s appearance like this one. A pig in a silk waistcoat is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pigs only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows. Like this one, you can not make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. This means you can not create something valuable from something that has no value. In a pig’s eye is another unusual expression. It means something that is not seen or will never happen. Then there is the expression casting pearl before swine. That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it. However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money into it. Hogs are very large animals. If you say you ate high on a hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog wild at any time, because that means behaving badly. Hogs take up a lot of space, but people should not take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television, other children might say,” do not hog the couch”. And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers. Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pig’s ears to identify them. In politics, ear marks are money set aside for projects in a congressman’s homestead or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal meaning wasteful standing. In many areas, pigs provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Experts say this term was first used in the 1920s. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

 

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