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

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[Homework ]words and their stories  20091108
Now the voa sepecial English program ,words and their stories.
Today we tell about the word wildcat, humans have always depend on animals. From the beginging of the human history wild animals provided food clothing and sometimes medicine
We may not depend as much as wild animals now.
But we hear them every day. Americans use the names animals in many ways.may companies use animals to make us one to buy their goods. Automobile companies for example love to show faithfulness when they are trying to sell their cars. They also named their cars for other faith powerful animals. Automobile manufactures and gasoline companies is especially like to use big cats to sell tjeir products.
They like lions tigers and wildcats. When American sell wildcat they usually mean a links and authentic or about cat. All this cats attack quickly and fearlessly. So wildcat represent something gast and fears. What better way is their discolor car then to say it is as best as a wildcat.
For what better way is their to sell gasoline that to say that  usong is like puting a tiger in a attack. And early American use of the word wildcat was quite different. It was used to describe members of congress who declare the war on Briton in1812.
A magazine of that year seld wildcat congressman went home.
It said they were unable to face the responsibility of having involved their country in a necessary war.
While cat also has been used as a name of money. It was used this way in the 18000s.at that time, some states permits nights to make their own money.one bank In the state of Michigan offered paper money was a picture of a wildcat on it. Some banks however did not hanve enough gold to support all the paper money they offered. So the money had little or no value. It was called a wildcat bill. Or a wlildcat bank note the bank suit offer this money were called wildcat banks.
A  newspaper of the times said those were the days of wildcat money. It said a man may be rich in a morning and poor by night. Wildcat was used another way in the 18000s.  
It was used for oil wheel or gold mint that had almost no oil or gold in it…….developer by such a poverty then would sell it and leave the town with money. The buyer …..the worth of the horse in the ground. today wildcat oil wheels are in areas that not known to have oil yet anotjer kind wildcat is the wildcat strike.that is a strike called with out official approval by a unit.
During worlr warⅡ an American publication accused wildcat strikers of snowing govermrnt production.
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