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[report整理] Words and Their Stories 2009-11-08

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[Homework]Words and Their Stories 2009-11-08

Today we tell about the word wildcat. Humans have always depended on animals. From the begining of human histroy , wild animals provided food clothing and and sometimes medcine. We may not depend as much on wild animals now. But , we hear about them everyday .Americans use the names of animals in many ways.
Many companies use aniamls to make us want to buy their goods. --- bills company for example ,love to show fast horses when they are trying to sell their cars. They also name thier their cars for other fast powerful animals. -- manufracture and  gasoline company is especially likely to use big cats to sell their products. They like lions ,tigers and wildcats.
When Amercia say wildcat ,they usually mean a links --- all about cat. All these cats attack quickly and fierecly ,so wildcat represents something fast and fierce. What better way is there sell car than to sell it is as fast as a  wildcat. Or what better way is there sell gasoline than to sell that using it is like putting tiger in a tank.
An early American use of the word wildcat was quite different. It was used to discrible members of Congress who declared war on Britain in 1812. A magzine of  that years has the wildcat congressmen when at home. It is said they were unable to face reponsbility of having involved their country in the necessary war.
Wildcat also has been used as a name of money . It was used this way on the 18 hundred. At that time ,some states premitted banks to make their own money. On e bank in the state M--- offered paper money with a picture of a wildcat on it. Some banks ,however, did not have enough gold to support all the paper money they offered. So the money had a lillte or no value, it was call a wildcat bill or a wildcat bank note. The banks offer this money we called wildcat banks.
A newspaper of Times said those were the days of wildcat money .It said men maybe rich in the morning and poor by night.
Wildcat was used in another way in 18 hundred ,was used for all your will or goldmine that had almost no oil or gold ---. Dishonest develpers would buy such property then they would silent and leave the home with the money. The buyers were left with worthless holes in the ground . Today wildcat oil -- are in areas that are not kown to have oil. Yet another kind of wildcat is the wildcat strike . That is a strike called with out offical appoval by an Union. During the world war two ,an American publiction accused wildcat strikes of solwing government production.

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