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原帖由 hmily佳佳 于 2008-10-20 17:37 发表 l want to know how many times are you listenning to write the text?

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By Kingpin
Now the VOA special english program :words and their stories
Americans often use the expressions about animals,In2008,The main candidate for president each use this expression:you can put a lipstick on a pig,But it is still a pig,This means it is waste of time to change sth from ugly or unpleasnt looking to beautiful.There is another expressions about improving a pig'appearance like this one:a hog in a silk waistcoat is still hog",Hogs are similar  to pigs,only bigger,American use another expressions about pigs ,hogs mand female hogs called sows,like this one:you can not make a silk  purse  out of sow'ear.This mean you can not creat sth valuable from sth that has no valuable,
In a pig'eye is a nother usual expression,It means sth that is not so or will never happened,then there is expression"casting  pearls before swine"That mean wasting sth valuable on someone who will not be thank for or care about it.

However at least one kind of pig can be used for in saving money ,it is called pig bank,you can buy a small container shape 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 a hog during your holiday,It mean you ate a very good and costly food,If you went a whole hog on your trip,It mean you did everything possible to have fun,But you should never go hogwild at anytime because that means behaving badly.

Hogs take a lots places,But people should not take more than their share,If one of children is taken too much space  sitting in front of television,other children might say :do not hog the couch"and a road hog is driver who use more than he share the road,such the driver increase the dangers for other drivers,

Pigs terms are also used American politics
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kingpin
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 expression:you can put lipstick on a pig,but it is still a pig.this means it waste time to change sth from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.

there are another  expressions about improving a pig' appearance like this one,A hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog,
Hogs are similar to pigs,only bigger,
American use many expressions on pigs ,hogs ,and female  hogs ,calls sows.like this one,you can not make a silk purse out of sows ear,this means you can not creat sth valuable from sth that has no valuable,in the pig is another unusual expression,It means sth is not  so  or will never happen.then there is a expression:casting fow before swile,that mean wasting sth valuable on someone who will not be thanking for or care about  it,
However  at least one kind of pig be used for saving money,it is called pigbank,you can buy a container shaped like a pig,It has a hole with child canput money to it,
Hogs are very large animals,If you say you ate high on the hog during thr holiday,It means you ate very good or costly foods,if you went to whole hog on your trip,it mean you did everything possible having fun,But you should never go hog wild at any time,because that means behaving badly,
Hogs takes up a lots space,But people should not take up more than their shares,if one of your children taking up  too much space to sitting in front of 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 the driver incease danger for other drivers,
pig terms are also used  in American politicals,farmers mark their pig'ears to identify them,in polity,ear marks are money  sent signed to projects
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Now the VOA special English program:words and stories
Americans often use expressions about animals,In2008,the main candidates for president each used this exprssion"you can put a lipstick on a pig,But it is still a pig"This means that it is waste of time to change somethings from ugly or unpleasant to beautiful.

There are other expressions about improving pig'appearance.like this one,a hog in a silk wister coat is still a hog,Hogs are similar with pigs ,only bigger,Americans use many other exprssions about pigs ,hogs ,and female hogs called sows,like this one.you can not make a silk purse out of sow'ear,This means you can not create something valuable from something that has no value.
In the pigzie is another unusual expression,It means somthing that is not sound so or would never happen.
Then there is an expression:costing porks before swide,That means wasting something valuable on someone who would 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 shape like a pig.It has a hole where child put money into it,

Hogs are very large animals,If you say you ate  high of a hog during the holiday,It means you ate 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 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 television,Other children might say:do not hog the couch,and a road hog is driver who is using more than his share on the road,Such driver increases dangers for other drivers,

Pig terms are also used  in American politics,Farmers mark their pig'ears to identify them,In politics ear marks are money     for projects in congressman homestate or ..and politicians might say there is a lots pork in the budget proposal,meaning waste for spending,

In many areas ,pigs provide  ham, bacon and pork product to eat,All Americans want to bring home the bacon,That means to earn enough money to provide necessity of life,Experts says this was first used in 1920,But they believe that it is come from much old game, a catching a greased pig,this was a popular     country fields in which the winner was the awarded pig
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