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[word-lover] 【整理】2008-10-26 Words and Their Stories

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Now the VOA special English program Words and their Stories.

 

A person's name is very important, some names also have special meanings in popular American expression, to better understand what I mean, sit back and listen, you might even want to get up a couple of Joe, I mean a couple of coffee. One day Average Joe was walking down the street or Average Joe is a common person either male or female. This Average Joe was lost, he did not know Jack about where he was going. By this, I mean, he did not know anything about where can find things in this city, so Average Joe ask John Q. Public for the direction to the nearest bank.John Q. Public is also a common person, male or female"___________"said John Q. Public ,this is an expression of surprise __________don't you know that all the banks are closed today? It is Saturday " For peet's sake" said Average Joe . This is also expression used to show the feeling like suprise or disappointment." For peet's sake, I do not believe you" said Average Joe. He's being a Dulting Tomas. Someone who do not believe anything he's told. At that moment,Joe Below was walking down the street with a woman. Joe Below is also an expression for a common man. Now this Joe Below was not walking next  Plain Jane. Plain Jean is a woman who is neither ugly nor pretty. She is simply plain. Now the woman with Joe Below was Real Shilla, a beautiful woman. Average Joe  asks the woman if bank was closed on Saturday."No way__"

she asked. This is a way of saying No." No way___" many banks are opened on Saturday. Average Joe  did not know either these two people  from Adam. that's he didn't know them at all, but he follows the direction to the nearest bank. When he arrived, he walked the desk of chief bank employee. Now this man was the true Jack of all trades, he knows how to do everything. " I'm here to withdraw some money, so I can pay my taxes to Uncle Sam" said Average Joe. Uncle Sam represents the United States government. The banker produce some paper and told Average Joe to sign his JohnHancock at the bottom.John Hancock a person's signed name, a signature , historically , John Hancock was one of the signer of United States Declaration of Independence. Hancock had a beautiful signature, and signed his name larger than all the others. As Average Joe left bank, he began to sing, but sadly, Average Joe  was not a good singer, she was a____one note, he could sing one note.

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