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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

Now Voa special English program,words and their stories.
Today we tell about the word wild cat.Human has always depended on animals.On the beginning of human history,wild animals provided food,clothing and sometimes medicine.We may not depend as much on wild animals now.But we hear about them everyday.
Americans use the name of animals in many ways.Many companies use animals to make us want to buy their goods.Automobile companies for example,love to show fast horses when they are trying to sell their cars.They also named their cars for other fast powerful animals.Automobile manufacturers and gosoline companies is especially like to use big cats to sell their products.They like lions,tigers and wild cats.
When an American say wild cat,they usually mean a links and asolate or babcat.All these cats attack quickly and fiercely.So wild cats representing something fast and fierce.What better way is there to sell car than to say it is as fast as wild cat.Or what better way is there to sell gasoline than to say using it is like putting a tiger in you tank.
And early Americans uses of the word wild cat is quite different.It was used to describe members of congress who declared war in Britain in 1812.A magazine of that years have the wild cat congress man went home.It is said they were unable to face the responsibility of having involve their country in an unneccessary war.
wild cat also be used as a name for money.It was used this way in the 1800s.At that time,some stats permited  banks to make their own money.One bank in the state of Mechigen offered paper money of a picture wild cat on it.Some banks,however,did not have enough gold to support all the paper money they offered.So the money had little or no value.it was called a wild cat bill or a wild cat bank note.The banks offered this money were called wild cat banks.
And newspaper of that time said those were the days of wild cat money.It's said man like to reaching in the morning and pour by night.
Wild cat was used in an0ther way in 1800s.It was used for oil rail or gold mine that had almost no oil or gold in it.These honest develepers will buy such properity.Then  they will sell it and leave town with the money.The buyers will left with worthless holes on the ground.Today wild cat oil rails are in areas that are not long to have oil.
Yet another kind of wild cat is the wild cat strike.That is the strike coded without official approval by the union. During world war 2,an American publication accused wild cat strikers of slowing government production.
This is voa specail English words and their stories,was written byMM.i'm wolen shire.

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