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Now is 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 lip stacked on the 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 the silk waistcoat is still a hog.” Hog are similar to pigs only big. Americans use other expression about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows. Like this one “you can not make a silk pause out of sow’s ear.” This means you can’t create something valuable from something that has no value.

 

In the pig’s eye is another unusual expression, it means something is not so 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 had one kind of pig can be useful in saving money, it is called a pig 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 animal 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 you 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 you children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the 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 increase dangers for other drivers.

 

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmer 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 produced to eat. All the 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 believe to come from much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was a awarded the pig.     

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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 the pig, but it is still a pig". This means that it is a waste of time to chang something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.
      There are other expressions about improving a pig's appreance, like this one, a hog in the 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 unsual expression , it means something that is not so or will never happened. 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'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 the 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 of 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 indentify 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 harm, 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 shirely Galic, I'm Bob 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 the 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 others 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. That means

something 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 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

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, 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 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 ...

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Americans often use expressions about animals.In 2008 the main candidates of president each use this expression:"you can put lipstick on the pig,but it is still a pig"This means that it is the waste of time to change something from uglly or unpleasant-looking to beautiful.There are other expressions about improving a pigs appearance like this one a hog in the silk coat is still a hog.Hogs are simillar to pigs only bigger.Americans use many other expressions about pigs hogs and female hogs call sows like this one:you can not make a silk purse out of a south ear.This means you can not creat something valuable from something that has no value.In a pig is another unusuaral expression.It means something that is not so or will never happen.Then there is the expression casting purls 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.which is called a piggy bank.You can buy a small cotainer shaped like a pig.It has a hole where child can put money into it. Hogs are very large animals.You say you eat high on the hog during a holiday it means you eat very good or costly food.if you went a whole hog on your trip,it means you did everything possible to have fun.but you should never go Hogwild 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 rude 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. farms mark their pigs years to identified them.In politics earmarks are money set aside for a projact in a congress homestate or locality and politicias might say there is a lot of pork in a budget purposal meaning wastful spending. In many area pigs provide ham bacon and other pot products to eat .all americans want to be able to bring home the bacon that means to earn enough money to provide the nessisisties of life.Experts say this term was fist used in the 1920s. but it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a grest pig this was popular revent of coutry affairs 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 fix 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 the silk waistcoat is still a hog, hogs are similar to pigs only bigger, Americans use many other expressions about pigs hogs and female hog called south like this one, you cannot make a silk purse out of south year  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 before swine, that means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or carry 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 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 fine, but you should never go hog well 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 dangerous for other drivers, pig terms are also used in American politics, famers 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 the budget proposal, meaning wasteful standing, in many areas pigs provide ham bacon and other poor products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon, that means to earn enough money to provide benecities of life, experts say this term was first used in the 1920s, but it is believe to come from the much older game of catching a grist pig, this was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was a woded 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 VOA special English.com

 

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this is VOA special english programme words and their stories, Amercian often use these expressions about animals , In 2008 the main candidates for president each used this expression “you can put lips stick on a pig , but it is still a pig.” this means it is waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful. There are other expressions about improving a pig expression like this one’a hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog.’ Hog is similar to pigs n only bigger. Amercian use many other expressions about pigs, hog, female hog called sow , like this one you can not out of ear this means you can not create some valuable from something that has no value . news:In a pig's eye is another unusual expression, It means something is not so or will never happen, then there is the expression before s 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 like a pig. It has hole where a child can put money into it. 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. wild at any time because that means behaving badly, hogs take up a lot of space but people should not take up more than 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 c?? and a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road ,such the driver increases the 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 congress homestate or locality . and politicans 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 porks products to eat, all the Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon that means that to earn enough moeny to provide necessities of life . experts say this term was first used firs used in the 1920s, but it is belived to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig . this was popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.
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2008-10-19 words and their stories about “pig”.

Now ,the VOA SE programme ,words and their stories. Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008, the main candidates for president each used physics 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 something from ugly or unpresent looking to beautiful.

There are another expression about improving a pig appearance like this one. A horg in a silk waste code is still a horg. A horg is similar to a pig only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pigs, horgs and female horgs called sales. Like this one , you can not make a silk pulse out of sound ill, this means you can not create something valuable from something that has no value.

In a pig’s eye, it ‘s another unusual expression it means something that is no so or will never happen. then it is an expression casting pole before swine, that means wasting something valuable on someone who were never thank for or care about.

However, at least one kind of pig expression can be useful in saving money. It called a pig bank, you can buy a small container, shape like a pig, it has a hole where try to put money into it.

Horgs are very large animals, if you say you ate high and horg during a holiday, it means you ate very good and costly food. If you went a whole horg on your trip, it means you do every possible to have found, but you should never go horg while at anytime, because it mean behaving badly.

Hork takes up a lot of space but people should not take up more than they share. If one of your children is taking up too much space, sitting in front of the television, other children might say” donot horg the couchand a rode horg is a driver who uses more than he share of the rode. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers.

Pig turns are also used in American politics. Farmers mark there pig’s ills to identified them. In politics, ill marks are money set aside by projects at the congress of homestate although cality And politician might say there is a lot of pork in the buddy purposal, meaning waste for spending.

In many areas, pigs provide han, bake, and other product to eat, all the Americans want to be able to bring home the baked, that means to earn enough money to provide the necessity of the life. Experts say this turn was first used in the 1920s, but it is believed to come from the much older game of catching angriest pig, it was popular invent at country fairs, in which the winner was warded the pig.

This VOA SE progamme was written by Shally galles, I am Bob kelly, you can find more words and their stories at VOASE.com
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Americans often use expressions about animals,In2008,the main cadidates 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 chage something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.There are other expressions about improving a pig's apppearance 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 souse.like this one,you can not make a silk purse out of souse ear.That means you can not creat something valueable from something that has no value."In a pig's eye" is another unusual expression it means something is not so or will never hapen.Then there is an expression "casting perl before swine".That means wasting something valueable 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 a trip,it means you did everthing 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 project in a Congressmen's homestate 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 bacan and other porkproducts to eat.All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacan.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 a much older game of catching a greatest pig.This was a popular event at coutry fairs in which the winner was awarded a pig.

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Homework Now ,the VOA special English program.words and their stories. Americans ofen use expressions about animals . In 2008 ,the main candidates for president each used physic's expression:you can put lipstick on a pig but it is still a pig.This means that is 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.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. Amercans use many other expressions about pigs ,hogs and female hogs called sows. Like this one:You can not put a silk purse out of a south ear.This means you can not creat sth valueable from sth that have no value. "In a pig's eye" is another unusual expression.It means sth is not so or will never happen. Then there is the expression "casting pearls before swine" that means wasting sth valueable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it. However at least one kind of pig is can be useful in serving money.It is called "a piggy-bank".You can a small container shaped like 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 you trip",it means you did everything possible to have found.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 they are share.If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the televition other children might say:do not hog the couch! And a road 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 pig's ears to identify them.In politics "ear marks" are money set a side for projects in a congressmam's home state or locality.And policians might say there is a lot of pogs in a burget proposal meaning wasteful spanding. In many ares pigs provide ham ,bacon and other pog products to eat .All of the Americans want to be able to "bring home the bacon" that means to earn enough money to provide in the necessities of life. Experts said this term was first used in the 1920s but it's believe to come from the much older game of catching a grist 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 each use this expression. You can put lip steak on the pig. But it is still a pig. This means that 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 big. 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 the pig’s eyes is another unusual expression. It means something that is not so or will never happen. Then there is 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 pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a pig bank; you can buy a small container shit like a pig. It has a hole where child can put money into it.

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

Hogs take a lot of spaces, but people should not take more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space staying in the front of television, other children might say” do not hog the couch”. And a road hog is a driver who uses more than he shares of the road. Such a driver increases the 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 aside for project and congressman’s home state or locality. And politicians might say there is lot of pork in a budget proposal, meaning waste of 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.  

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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 a 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 the pig's eye is another unusual expression. It means something that is not so or will never happen. Then there is an expression casting purles before swine that means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care of 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 holl 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 lot of space, but people should not take up more than their share. If one of the children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television, other children might say: "Don not hog the couch. " And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road, such a drive increases dangers for other drivers.

------ Pig terms are aslo 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 mignt 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 the 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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Now, the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

 

American often use expressions about animals.

 

In 2008 the main candidates for president each used this expressions: "you can pull lipstick on the 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 others expressions about improving to a pig appearance. Like this one ,a hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pig only bigger .American 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 some 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 of casting pearls before swine. That means wasting something valuable or someone 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. Hog 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 anytime ,because that means behaving badly .

 

Hogs take up a lot of spaces, but people should not take up more than their shares .If one of your children is taking up too much spaces sitting in the front of Television. Other children might say :"do not hog the cough". And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other derivers.

 

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmer mark their pigs' ears to identify them. In politics, earmarks are money set aside for projects and congressman's home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget of proposal, meaning wasteful spending. In many areas, pigs provide ham , bacon, other pork products to eat. All of Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of the 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 Special English Program was written by Shelly Gollust,I am Barbara Klein .

You can find more Words and Their Stories at VOA Special English .com

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