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Now, the VOA Special English program, WORDS AND THEIR STORIES. Today we tell about the word "buff."
 
The word buff has several meanings. Buff is a light yellow color. Buff is also a soft cloth used to rub a surface until it looks bright and shiny.
 
Yet these meanings are old, and their history is not known. The meaning of buff that we do know about is one that describes a person. A buff is someone who has a strong, special interest in something. For example, someone who loves jazz music is a jazz buff. Someone who is deeply interested in the American Civil War is a Civil War buff.
 
This meaning of the word is known to be American. Its use started almost two-hundred years ago in New York City.
 
At that time, New York was a growing city. There were no huge tall buildings of steel and stone. Buildings then were made of wood and brick. Many were old and fires often broke out in them. The city did not have well-organized fire departments. So when the fire alarm bell rang, men near the sound of the fire bell dropped what they were doing and rushed out to fight the fire.
 
Later, fire companies were organized with men who were trained to fight fires. They were not paid to do this. They earned their money at other jobs, but dropped what they were doing when the fire bell rang.
 
In cold weather, many of these young volunteer firefighters wore coats made of the skin of buffalo to keep them warm and dry. Often, when the fire bell rang, other men in the city rushed to help put out the fire. They also wore coats of buffalo skin. In time, any man who rushed to fight a fire became known as a fire buff because of the buffalo coat he wore.
 
Time, however, has a way of bringing changes. Cities organized fire departments. Firemen became professionals. They are paid to do their job.
 
Yet, even today, we still have fire buffs who seem to appear at every fire in an area. Sometimes they prevent firemen from doing their jobs.
 
A leading New York newspaper published a story with the headline, "Fire Buffs Barred From Blaze." The story was about an order from New York's fire commissioner. He was angry. He told reporters that his firefighters were having trouble getting near the fire, because fire buffs who wanted to help were really getting in the way. So, he said, he did not want anyone but firefighters to go to a fire.
 
Fire buffs are still around, but the word has taken on a wider meaning. It includes all who have a deep interest in something or some activity. And so we can thank the American buffalo that once wondered the open plains for this meaning of the word buff.
 
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Now the Voa special English program words and their stories.

Today we talk about the word bus.(怀疑不是这个单词)。The word bus has several meanings. Bus is a light yellow color, bus is also a soft colf used to surface light and Sunni. Yet these meanings are old and their history is not known.

The meaning of bus that we do about is one of distributes a person.  A bus is an special like in something. For example, someone who loves jean music is a Jean’s bus. Someone who is deeply like in the America civil war, is a civil war bus.

This meaning is known is America. It is used more than 2,000 ,000 year ago in New York city. At that time, New York is a growing city, there are no high buildings. Building were made of wood, many fires were broken out of them, the city have not well organization  groups. So when the fire runs the building,they are rush out to the fire. Later, the fire organization was find man who was trained with fire fighters.  They were not pay to do this. They earn their many with other jobs. In cold weather. Often when the fire begin, other man were tries their best to push it down. They also cold their Xx game. From then on, any man who put the fire down became known the fire bus.

Time has a way , however, to change. City organized the fire departments. Fire man became experts. They are paid to do their job. Jet, even today, we still have fire bus to put the fire down. Sometimes they prevent fireman from doing their jobs, on leading New York newspaper publish this story with the headline. “Fire bus from blames”. The story was about an author .He told the reporter, he was anger. An fire bus who want to help ,in fact, to do the wrong thing. So, he said he only want to firefighters to put fire. Fire buses are still around, and he is deep lover and something. And we can think the America XX, that wants to wonder the open XX. For this meaning of the word bus.
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Today we tell about the word buff. The word buff has several meanings. Buff is a light yellow color. Buff is also a soft cloth used to rub a surface until it looks bright and shiny. Yet these meanings are old and the history is not known. The meaning of buff that we do know about is one that describes a person. A buff is someone who has a strong special interest in something. For example, someone who loves jazz music is a jazz buff. Someone who is deeply interested in the American Civil War is a Civil War buff.

This meaning of the word is known to be American. Its use started almost 200 years ago in New York City. At that time New York was a growing city. There were not huge tall buildings of steel and stone. Buildings then were made of wood and brick. Many were old and fires often broke out in them. The city did not have well-organized fire departments. So when the fire alarm bell rang, men near the sound of the fire bell dropped what they were doing and rushed out to fight the fire. Later fire companies were organized with men who were trained to fight fires. They were not paid to do this. They earned their money at other jobs, but dropped what they were doing when the fire bell rang. In cold weather many of these young volunteer fire fighters wore coats made of the skin of buffalo to keep them warm and dry. Often when the fire bell rang other men in the city rushed to help put out the fire. They also wore clothes of buffalo skin. In time, any men who rushed to fight a fire became known as a fire buff because of a buffalo coat he wore.

Time, however, has a way of bringing changes. Cities organized fire departments. Firemen became professionals. They are paid to do their job. Yet even today we still have fire buffs who seem to appear at every fire in an area. Sometimes they prevent firemen from doing their jobs. A leading New York newspaper published a story with the headline: Fire Buffs Barred from Blaze. The story was about in order from New York’s fire commissioner. He was angry. He told reporters that his fire fighters were having trouble getting near the fire because fire buffs who wanted to help were really getting in the way. So he said he did not want anyone but fire fighters to go to a fire.

Fire buffs are still around. But the word has taken on a wider meaning. It includes all who have a deep interest in something or some activity. And so we can thank the American buffalo that once wandered the open plains for this meaning of the word buff.


Notes:
buff: n. 浅黄色, 软皮; 浅黄色皮革; 赤裸的皮肤; 由牛皮制成的; 牛皮色; 狂热爱好者,…迷:对一个主题感兴趣并且了解很多的人;

[From the buff-colored uniform worn by New York volunteer firemen around 1920, originally applied to an enthusiast of fires and fire fighting]
[源于约在1920年纽约志愿消防者穿的水牛皮颜色的制服,最初用于指一个对火灾和灭火感兴趣的人]
vt. 减低力量; 缓冲; n. []打击
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Now the VOA Special English program words and their stories
Today we tell about the word buff. The word buff has several meanings. Buff is a light yellow color. Buff is also a soft cloth used to rubber surface until it looks bright and shiny. Yet these meanings are bold and their history is not known. The meaning of buff that we do know about is one that describes a person. A buff is someone who has a strong, special interest in something. For example, someone who loves jazz music is a jazz buff. Someone who is deeply interested in the American Civil War is a civil war buff. This meaning of the word is known to be American. Its use started almost 200 years ago in New York City. At that time, New York was a growing city. There were no huge, tall buildings of steel and stone. Buildings then were made of wood and brick. Many were old and fires often broke out in them. The city did not have well-organized fire departments. So when the fire alarm bell rang, men near the sound of the fire bell dropped what they were doing and rushed out to fight the fire. Later, fire companies were organized with men who were trained to fight fires. They were not paid to do this. They earned their money at other jobs, but dropped what they were doing when the fire bell rang. In cold weather, many of these young volunteer firefighters wore coats made of the skin of buffalo to keep them warm and dry. Often, when the fire bell rang, other men in the city rushed to put out the fire. They also wore coats of buffalo skin. In time, any man who rushed to fight a fire became known as a fire buff because of the buffalo coat he wore. Time, however, has a way of bringing changes. Cities organized fire departments. Firemen became professionals. They are paid to do their job. Yet even today we still have fire buffs who seem to appear at every fire in an area. Sometimes they prevent firemen from doing their jobs. A leading New York newspaper published a story with the headline fire buffs bared from belayings. The story was about an order from New York’s fire commissioner. He was angry. He told reporters that his firefighters were having trouble getting near the fire because fire buffs who wanted to help were really getting in the way. So he said he did not want anyone but firefighters to go to a fire. Fire buffs are still around but the word has taken on a wider meaning. It includes all who have a deep interest in something or some activity. And so we can thank the American buffalo that wonder the open playings for this meaning of the word buff.
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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories
Today we tell about the word buff. The word buff has several meanings. Buff is a light yellow color. Buff is also a soft cloth used to rub a surface until it looks bright and shiny. Yet these meanings are old and their history is not known.

The meaning of buff that we do know about is one that describes a person. A buff is someone who has a strong and special interest in something. For example, someone who loves Jazz music is a Jazz buff. Someone who is deeply interested in the American Civil War is a Civil War buff. This meaning of the word is known to be American.

It used started almost two hundred years ago in New York City. At that time, New York was a growing city. There were no huge tall buildings of steel and stone. Buildings then were made of wood and brick. Many were old and fires often broke out in them. The city did not have well organized fire departments. So when the fire alarm bell rang, men near the sound of bell dropped what they were doing and rushed out to fight the fire. Later, fire companies were organized with men who were trained to fight fires. They were not paid to do this. They earned their money at other jobs, but dropped they are doing when the bell rang.

In cold weather, many of these young volunteer firefighters wore coast made of the skin of buffalo to keep them warm and dry. Often when the fire bell rang, other man in the city rushed to help put out the fire. They also wore coats of buffalo skin. In time, any man who rushed to fight fire became known as a fire buff, because of a buffalo coat he wore.

Time, however, has a way of bringing changed. Cities organized fire departments. Firemen became professionals. They are paid to do their job. Yet, even today, we still have fire buffs who seem to appear at every fire in an area. Sometimes they prevent firemen from doing their jobs. A leading New York newspaper published a story with the headline: Fire Buffs Barred from Blaze. The story was about an order from New York fire commissioner. He was angry. He told reporters that his firefighters were having trouble getting near the fire, because fire buffs who wanted to help were really getting in the way. So he said he did not want anyone but firefighters to go to a fire.

Fire buffs are still around, but the word has taken on a wider meaning. It includes all who have a deep interest in something or some activity. And so we can thank the American buffalo that once wonder the open plains for this meaning of the word buff.

You have been listening to the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories. I’m **.
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Now the Voa special English program words and their stories.

Today we talk about the word buff. The word buff has several meanings. Buff is a light yellow color, buff is also a soft cloth used to surface untill it looks bright and shining. Yet these meanings are old and their history is not known.

The meaning of buff that we do know about is one that discribes a person.  A buff is someone who has a strong special interest in something. For example, someone who loves jazz music is a jazz buff. Someone who is deeply interested in the America civil war, is a civil war buff.

This meaning of the word is known to be American. It uses started almost 200 years ago in New York city. At that time, New York was a growing city, there were no huge tall buildings of steel and stone. Buildings were made of wood and *, many were old and fires often broke , the city did not have well organized fire departments. So when the fire alarm bell rang men near the sound of the fire build dropped what they were doing and rush out to fight the fire. Later, fire companies were organized with men who were trained to fight fires.  They were not pay to do this. They earn their money at other jobs but dropped what they were doing when the fire bell rang. In cold weather, many of these young volunteer fire fighters were colds made the skin buffer to keep they warm and dry. Often when the fire bell rang, other men of the city rushed to help to put out the fire. They also were cold , in time any man who rushed to fight fire became known as a fire buff because the buffer *.

Time however has a way of bringing changes. Cities organize fire departments. Fire man became professionals. They are paid to do their job. Jet, even today, we still have fire buffs who to appear every fire in they area. Sometimes they prevent fireman from doing their jobs, on leading New York newspaper publish this story with the headline. “Fire buffs from blames”. The story was about an author from New York fire commissioner. He was angry. He told reporters that his fire fighters were having trouble getting near the fire because fire buffs who wanted to help were really getting in the way. So he said, he did not anyone but fire fighters to go to a fire. Fire buffs are still around but the word has taken on a wider meaning. It includes all who have a deep interesting in something or some activity and so we can bank the American buffer that ones wander the open * for the meaning of the word buff.
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Now the VOA special English program "words and their storys".
Today we tell about the word "BUFF" . The word "buff" has several meanings, buff is a light yellow color, buff is also a soft cloth use  to rob surface until it looks bright and shinny.  
Yet are this meaning are old and history is not known. The meaning of buff that we do know about is one that describe a person, a buff is someone who has strong , special interest in something. For example,someone who loves jazz music is a jazz buff , someone who is deeply interested in American civil war is a civi war buff.
This meaning of the word is known to be a American, it's used started almost two hundreds years ago in New York City.
At that time, New York was a growing city,there were no huge, tall building of steel and stone , buildings then were made of wood and bricks, many were old and fires are often broke up in them, the city did not have well organized fire departments, so when the fire alarm bell rang,  men near the sound of the fire  bell  dropped off what them were doing and rush out to fight the fire.
Later fire companys were organized with man who will train to fight fires, they were not paid to do this , they earn their money at other jobs, but drop off  what them doing when the fire bell rang. In cold weather many of the young volunteer firefighters wear coats make of skin of buffalo to keep them warn and dry. Often when the fire bell rang other men in the city  rush to help put out the fire, they also wear coats of buffalo skin. In time any man who rush to fighter fire became known as a fire buff  because of  buffalo coat he wore .
Time, however, had a way of bringing  changes.  city's organized fire department , fireman became professionals , they are paid to do the job.
Yet even today, we still have fire buffs who seem to appear every fire in the area , sometimes they prevent fireman from doing their jobs, a leading New York newspaper published the story with the headlines : fire buff barred from blaze, the story was about the order from New York's fire commissioner , he was angry, he told reporters  that his firefighter were having trouble getting  near the fire  because fire buffs who wanted help were really getting in the way. so he said he did not  want any one but firefighters to go to a fire.
Fire buffs are still around , but the word had taken on a wider meaning ,it is included all who have deep interesting something or some activity and so we can thank of American Buffalo that once wonder open place for this meaning of the word  buff.
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Now the VOA Special English program words and their stories.

Today we tell about the word buff. The word buff has several meanings.

Buff is a light yellow color. Buff is also a soft cloth used to rub a surface until it looks bright and shiny. Yet these meanings are old and their history is not known. The meaning of buff that we do know about is one that describes a person. A buff is someone who has a strong special interest in something. For example, someone who loves jazz music is a jazz buff. Someone who is deeply interested in the American Civil War is a Civil War buff.

This meaning of the word is known to be American. Its use started almost 200 years ago in New York city. At that time New York was a growing city. There were not huge tall buildings of steel and stone. Buildings then were made of wood and brick. Many were old and fires often broke out in them. The city did not have well-organized fire departments. So when the fire alarm bell rang, men near the sound of the fire bell dropped what they were doing and rushed out to fight the fire. Later, fire companies were organized with men who were trained to fight fires. They were not paid to do this. They earned their money at other jobs, but dropped what they were doing when the fire bell rang. In cold weather many of these young volunteer fire fighters wore coats made of the skin of buffalo to keep them warm and dry. Often when the fire bell rang other men in the city rushed to help put out the fire. They also wore clothes of buffalo skin. In time, any men who rushed to fight a fire became known as a fire buff because of a buffalo coat he wore.

Time, however, has a way of bringing changes. Cities organized fire departments. Firemen became professionals. They are paid to do their job. Yet even today we still have fire buffs who seem to appear at every fire in an area. Sometimes they prevent firemen from doing their jobs. A leading New York newspaper published a story with the headline: Fire Buffs Barred from Blaze. The story was about an order from New York’s fire commissioner. He was angry. He told reporters that his fire fighters were having trouble getting near the fire because fire buffs who wanted to help were really getting in the way. So he said he did not want anyone but fire fighters to go to a fire.

Fire buffs are still around. But the word has taken on a wider meaning. It includes all who have a deep interest in something or some activity. And so we can thank the American buffalo that once wandered the open plains for this meaning of the word buff.


You have been listening to the VOA Special English program words and their stories. I’m
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Now, the VOA Special English program, Words and Their Stories.

Today we tell about the word buff. The word buff has several meanings.

Buff is a light yellow color. Buff is also a soft cloth used to rub a surface until it looks bright and shiny. Yet these meanings are old and their history is not known. The meaning of buff that we do know about is one that describes a person. A buff is someone who has a strong special interest in something. For example, someone who loves jazz music is a jazz buff. Someone who is deeply interested in the American Civil War is a Civil War buff.

This meaning of the word is known to be American. Its use started almost 200 years ago in New York City. At that time, New York was a growing city. There were no huge tall buildings of steel and stone. Buildings then were made of wood and brick. Many were old and fires often broke out in them. The city did not have well-organized fire departments. So when the fire alarm bell rang, men near the sound of the fire bell dropped what they were doing and rushed out to fight the fire. Later, fire companies were organized with men who were trained to fight fires. They were not paid to do this. They earned their money at other jobs, but dropped what they were doing when the fire bell rang. In cold weather, many of these young volunteer firefighters wore coats made of the skin of buffalo to keep them warm and dry. Often, when the fire bell rang, other men in the city rushed to help put out the fire. They also wore clothes of buffalo skin. In time, any men who rushed to fight a fire became known as a fire buff because of a buffalo coat he wore.

Time, however, has a way of bringing changes. Cities organized fire departments. Firemen became professionals. They are paid to do their job. Yet even today, we still have fire buffs who seem to appear at every fire in an area. Sometimes they prevent firemen from doing their jobs. A leading New York newspaper published a story with the headline: Fire Buffs Barred from Blaze. The story was about an order from New York’s fire commissioner. He was angry. He told reporters that his firefighters were having trouble getting near the fire because fire buffs who wanted to help were really getting in the way. So he said, he did not want anyone but firefighters to go to a fire.

Fire buffs are still around. But the word has taken on a wider meaning. It includes all who have a deep interest in something or some activity. And so we can thank the American buffalo that once wandered the open plains for this meaning of the word buff.
You have been listening to the VOA Special English program, Words and Their Stories. I’m Warren Scheer.
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today,we tell about the word , the work buff has several meanings, bath is like yellow color, and baff  is also a soft  cloth used to rather surface until  it looks bright and shiny, and yet these  meanings are old, and the hostory is not known.the meaning of   buff that we do know about is one that describes a person, a baff is someone who has strong and special  interest in something. for example, someone who loves jazz misic is jazz bath,someone who is deeply interested in the american civil war is civil war baff,this meanign of the word is known to be a american.its use started almost 200 year ago in newyork city,at that time, newyork is a growing city,they are no huge tall building of steel and stone,buidlings then were made of wood and brick,many were old and fires often broke out on them. the city did not have well-oganized fire department,so when the fire alarm bell rang , man near the sound of fire bell  dropped what they were doning  and rushed out to fight  the fire,later, fire companies were organized with men who were trained to fight the fire,they were not paid to do this, they earned their money at other jobs, but drop what they were doing when the fire bell rang.in cold weather, many of young volunteer fire fighters wore coats made of skin of bufferlo to  make them warm and dry .often, when the fire bell rang, other men in the city rused to help to put out the fire,they also wore coats in bufferno skin in time, any men who rushed to fight the fire  became @#@$# fire bath because of the bufferno coat they wore.time however has a way to bring changes,city has organized fire apartment, firemen became professional , they are paid to do their job,yet even today, we still have fire bath who seem to appear on every fire in the area.sometimes, they provent  firemen from doing their jobs. a leading newyork newspaper published a story with a headline" fire buff  @#$@$" the story was about a order form newyork's bare comissioner,he was angry, he told the reports that fire fighters were having troubles getting near the fire, because fire baffs who wanna help were really getting in the way,so he said he didn't wanna any one but fire fighters to go to a fire.
fire bath are still getting around, but the word has taken on a wider meaning here,it includes all who have deep interest in something or some activity,and so we can  thank american bufferlo  that once wandered the open plains for this meaning of word buff.

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Today we tell about the word buff.

The word buff has several means. Buff is a light yellow color, buff is also a soft cloth used to rob a surface until they looks bright and shining, yet this meaning is old and their history is not known.

The meaning of buff that we do know about is one that describe one person. A buff is someone who has a strong, special interests in something. For example, some one who love jazz music is a jazz buff. Someone who is deeply interested in the America Civil War is a Civil War Buff. This meaning of the word is known to be American, its use started almost 200 years ago in New York city. At that time, New York is a growing city, there was no huge, tall building of steal and stone, buildings then were made of wood and brick, many were old and fires often broke out in them, the city did not have well-organized fire departments. So when the fire alarm bell ring, men near the sound of fire bell drop what they are doing and rush out to fight the fire. Later fire companies were organized with men who were trained to fight fires, they were not paid to do this, they earn their money at other jobs, but drop what they are doing when the fire bell ring. In cold weather, many of these young volunteer fire fighters wear coats made of skit buff cloth to make them warm and dry. Often when the fire bell rang, many other in the city rushed to put out the fire, they also wore coats of buff lowscy. In time, any man who rushed to fight fire became known as a fire buff because of the buff coats they wore.

Time, however, has always bring changing, cities organized fire departments, firemen became professionals, they are paid to do their job. Yet even today, we still have fire buffs who seem to appear on every fire in an area. Sometimes, they prevent firemen from doing their jobs. A leading New York newspaper published a story with the headline “fire buffs bared from the blaze”. The story was about an order by the New York fire commissioner, he was angry, he told reporters that his firefighters were having trouble getting near the fire because fire buff who want to help were really getting in the way. So he said he did not want anyone but fire fighters to go to a fire.


Fire buffs are still around, but the word has taken a wide meaning, it include all who have deep interest in something or some activity, and so we can thank the American buff low that once wander the open planes for this meaning of the word buff.
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Now the VoA special english program , words and their stories
Today,we tell about the word buff, the word buff has several meanings, buff is a light yellow color, buff  is also a soft  cloth used to rub surface until  it looks bright and shiny. Yet these  meanings are old, and their history is not known.The meaning of buff that we do know about is one that describes a person.A buff is someone who has a strong ,special  interest in something.For example, someone who loves jazz music is a jazz buff.Someone who is deeply interested in the American civil war is a civil war buff.This meaning of the word is known to be American.Its use started almost 200 years ago in New York city.At that time, New York was a growing city.There were no huge tall buildings of steel and stone,buidlings then were made of wood and brick.Many were old and fires often broke out in them.The city did not have well-oganized fire departments,so when the fire alarm bell rang , men near the sound of the fire bell  dropped what they were doing  and rushed out to fight  the fire.Later, fire companies were organized with men who were trained to fight the fire.They were not paid to do this.They earned their money at other jobs, but dropped what they were doing when the fire bell rang.In cold weather, many of young volunteer fire fighters wore coats made of skin of buffalo to  make them warm and dry .Often, when the fire bell rang, other men in the city rused to help to put out the fire.They also wore coats in buffalo skin In time, any men who rushed to fight the fire  became known as a fire buff because of the buffalo coat they wore.Time,however has a way of bring changes.City has organized fire departments, Firemen became professionals.They are paid to do their job.Yet even today, we still have fire buffs who seem to appear at every fire in the area.Sometimes, they prevent  firemen from doing their jobs. A leading New York newspaper published a story with the headline" fire buffs  bared from belayings. The story was about an order form New York's fire comissioner,he was angry.He was angry.He told the reports that fire fighters were having troubles getting near the fire, because fire buffs who wanted to help were really getting in the way,so he said he didn't want any one but fire fighters to go to a fire.
Fire buff are still around, but the word has taken on a wider meaning. Here,it includes all who have a deep interest in something or some activity,and so we can  thank American buffalo  that once wandered the open for this meaning of  the word buff.
You have been listening to the VOA Special English program words and their stories.
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Now the VOA special English program "words and their stories".
Today we tell about the word "BUFF". The word "buff" has several meanings. Buff is a light yellow color. Buff is also a soft cloth used to rob a surface until it looks bright and shinny.  
Yet these meanings are old and their history is not known. The meaning of buff that we do know about is one that describes a person. A buff is someone who has a strong, special interest in something. For example, someone who loves jazz music is a jazz buff. Someone who is deeply interested in the American civil war is a civil war buff.
This meaning of the word is known to be American, it's used started almost two hundreds years ago in New York City.
At that time, New York was a growing city, there were no huge, tall buildings of steel and stone , buildings then were made of wood and brick, many were old and fires (无are)often broke out in them, the city did not have well organized fire departments, so when the fire alarm bell rang,  men near the sound of the fire  bell  dropped what they were doing and rushed out to fight the fire.
Later fire companies were organized with man who were train to fight fires, they were not paid to do this , they earned their money at other jobs, but dropped what they were doing when the fire bell rang. In cold weather many of these young volunteer firefighters wore coats made of the skin of buffalo to keep them warm and dry. Often when the fire bell rang other men in the city rushed to help put out the fire, they also wore coats of buffalo skin. In time any man who rushed to fight a fire became known as a fire buff because of the buffalo coat he wore.
Time, however, has a way of bringing changes. City’s organized fire departments, fireman became professionals, they are paid to do their job.
Yet even today, we still have fire buffs who seem to appear every fire in an area, sometimes they prevent firemen from doing their jobs, a leading New York newspaper published a story with the headline: fire buffs barred from blaze, the story was about an order from New York's fire commissioner, he was angry, he told reporters  that his firefighter were having trouble getting  near the fire  because fire buffs who wanted to help were really getting in the way. so he said he did not  want any one but firefighters to go to a fire.
Fire buffs are still around, but the word has taken on a wider meaning, it includes all who have a deep interest something or some activity and so we can thank the American Buffalo that once wonder the open planes for this meaning of the word buff.
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Now the VOA special English program "words and their stories".
Today we tell about the word "BUFF". The word "buff" has several meanings. Buff is a light yellow color. Buff is also a soft cloth used to rob a surface until it looks bright and shinny.  
Yet these meanings are old and their history is not known. The meaning of buff that we do know about is one that describes a person. A buff is someone who has a strong, special interest in something. For example, someone who loves jazz music is a jazz buff. Someone who is deeply interested in the American civil war is a civil war buff.
This meaning of the word is known to be American, it's used started almost two hundreds years ago in New York City.
At that time, New York was a growing city, there were no huge, tall buildings of steel and stone , buildings then were made of wood and brick, many were old and fires (无are)often broke out in them, the city did not have well organized fire departments, so when the fire alarm bell rang,  men near the sound of the fire  bell  dropped what they were doing and rushed out to fight the fire.
Later fire companies were organized with man who were train to fight fires, they were not paid to do this , they earned their money at other jobs, but dropped what they were doing when the fire bell rang. In cold weather many of these young volunteer firefighters wore coats made of the skin of buffalo to keep them warm and dry. Often when the fire bell rang other men in the city rushed to help put out the fire, they also wore coats of buffalo skin. In time any man who rushed to fight a fire became known as a fire buff because of the buffalo coat he wore.
Time, however, has a way of bringing changes. City’s organized fire departments, fireman became professionals, they are paid to do their job.
Yet even today, we still have fire buffs who seem to appear every fire in an area, sometimes they prevent firemen from doing their jobs, a leading New York newspaper published a story with the headline: fire buffs barred from blaze, the story was about an order from New York's fire commissioner, he was angry, he told reporters  that his firefighter were having trouble getting  near the fire  because fire buffs who wanted to help were really getting in the way. so he said he did not  want any one but firefighters to go to a fire.
Fire buffs are still around, but the word has taken on a wider meaning, it includes all who have a deep interest something or some activity and so we can thank the American Buffalo that once wonder the open planes for this meaning of the word buff.
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   Today we tell about a word buff.The buff has several meanings.Buff is a light yellow ecolor ,buff is also a soft cross used to rob surface until looks bright and shinely.Yet these meanings are old and the history is not known.The meaning of buff we know about is one that discribes a person. A buff is someone you has a strong special dengous in something.For exemple,someone do loves Jezz music is a Jezz buff;someone who is deeply interested in their American Civil War is a civil buff.These meanings of the word is long to be.Its use started almost 200 years ago in Newyork.At that time , Newyork was a growing city.There were no huge,top buildings of steel and stone.Buildings then were made of wood and fires often broke out in them. The city did not have well organized fire-departments.So when the fire alarm bell rang men near the sound of fire bell dropped what they are doing and rush out to fight the fire. Later fire companies were organized with men who were trained to fight fires, they were not paid to do this, they earn their money at other jobs, but dropped what they are doing when the fire bell ring. In cold weather, many of these young volunteer fire fighters wear coats made of skit buff cloth to keep them warm and dry. Often when the fire bell rang,other many in the city rushed to put out the fire, they also wore coats of buffnol skin.In time,any man who rush to fight to fire became known as a fire buff because of the buff coats they wore.Time, however, has a way of  bring changing, cities organized fire departments, firemen became professionals, they are paid to do their job. Yet even today, we still have fire buffs who seem to appear at every fire in an area.Sometimes they prevented firemen from doing their jobs.A leading Newyork newspaper published a story with headline"Fire ? Bar".The story is about the order from Newyork Fire Commissioner. He was angry. He told reporters that his firefighters were having trouble getting near the fire because fire buffs who wanted to help were really getting in the way. So he said, he did not want anyone but firefighters to go to a fire. Fire buffs are still around, but the word has taken on a wider meaning, it includes all who have a deep interest something or some activity and so we can thank the American Buffnal that once wonder the open planes for this meaning of the word buff.
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