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

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the person's name

Name

Now the VOA special English program- words and their stories.

A person’s name is very important. Some name(names) also have a special nick-names(meanings) in popular American expressions. To better understand what I mean ,sit back and listen, you might even want to get a cup of joe. I mean a cup of coffee.

One day an average Joe  was working(walking) down the street. An 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 mean anything about where to find things in the city. So average joe asked John Q public for directions to the nearest bank. John Q public is also a common person, male or female.

J—(Jeez)Louis. Said John Q public this is an expression of the surprise. J-(Jeez)Louis, don’t you know that all banks are close(closed) today. It is Saturday. For pick(pete’s sake) , said average Joe. This is also an expression used to show the feeling like surprise or disappointment. Pick s- For pick(pete’s sake) I do not believe you .said average Joe.

He is being a doubting  promise(Thomas). Someone who does not believer anything. He is told.

At that moment ,John Blow was working down the street with a woman. John Brow is also an expression for a common man. Now this John Brow was not working(walking) next to a plan(plain) jane. a plan(plain)  Jane is a woman who is neither ugly nor pretty. She is simply plan. (plain)

Now(No) the woman is John Brow with a will shirler(really Shelia). A beautiful woman . average Joe asked the woman if all banks were closed on Saturday. No way h(Jose), she answered. This is a way of saying no. no way H-(Jose). many banks are open on Saturdays. Average Joe did not know either of these two people from a-(adam). That is he did not know them at all. But he followed them(their) directions to the nearest bank. When he arrived he walked to the desk of the chief emproee(employee) . now this man was a true Joke all tricks (Jack of all trades)he knew how to do everything. I am here to with John Sam(withdraw) some money. So I can pay my tests(taxes) to Uncle Sam. Said average Joe. Uncle Sam read presents(represents) during 18 states(the united) government. The bankers produced some paper and talk average Joe to sign his hand-cops the border(at the bottom). A John Hand-cop is person sign name a siguature. Historically. John Hand-cop was one of the signers of the – (united)decorations on despendence(independence).  Hank-cop have a beautiful sini-(signature).and sign his name and others(than all the others). As average Joe left the bank he began to think(sing) but suddenly(badly) average Joe was not a good singer. He was a J- one know he could only think one note.

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