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WORDS AND THEIR STORIES - It Will Not Wash: Does It Work, or Not?

 

I'm Susan Clark with the Special English program, WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.

 

(MUSIC)

 

Young Mister Smith had an idea for his employer. It was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices. At the same time, Smith suggested that the company sell goods of less value.

 

If his employer liked the idea, Smith might be given more pay. Perhaps he might even get a better job with the company.

 

Business had been very slow. So Mister Smith's employer thought a few minutes about the idea. But then she shook her head. "I am sorry, Smith," his employer said. "It just will not wash."

 

Now, the meaning of these English words should be, "It will not get clean." Yet Smith's idea did not have anything to do with making something clean. So why did his employer say, "It will not wash?"

 

Most word experts agree that "it will not wash" means it will not work. Eric Partridge wrote that the saying probably developed in Britain in the eighteen hundreds. Charlotte Bronte used it in a story published in eighteen forty-nine. She wrote, "That wiln't wash, miss." Mizz Bronte seems to have meant that the dyes used to color a piece of clothing were not good. The colors could not be depended on to stay in the material.

 

In nineteenth century England, the expression came to mean an undependable statement. It was used mainly to describe an idea. But sometimes it was used about a person.

 

A critic once said of the poet Robert Browning, "He won't wash." The critic did not mean that the poet was not a clean person. He meant that Browning's poems could not be depended on to last.

 

Today, we know that judgment was wrong. Robert Browning still is considered a major poet. But very few people remember the man who said Browning would not wash.

 

Happily for the young employee Smith, his employer wanted him to do well in the company. So the employer "talked turkey" to him. She said, "Your idea would be unfair to our buyers. Think of another way to save money."

 

A century ago, to talk turkey meant to talk pleasantly. Turkeys in the barnyard were thought to be speaking pleasantly to one another. In recent years, the saying has come to mean an attempt to teach something important.

 

Word expert Charles Funk tells how he believes this change took place.

 

He says two men were shooting turkeys together. One of them was a white man. The other was an American Indian. The white man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself. But the American Indian stopped him. He told the white man, "Now, I talk turkey to you."

 

Mister Smith thought of a better idea after his employer talked turkey to him. He was given an increase in pay. So if your idea "will not wash," try "talking turkey" to yourself and come up with a better idea.

 

(MUSIC)

 

This Words and Their Stories program was written by Jeri Watson. I'm Susan Clark.

 

 

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Young Mr. Smith had an idea for his employer.It was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices.At the same time,Smith suggested that the company sale goods of less value.If his employer liked the idea,Smith might be given more pay,perhaps he might even get a better job with the company.Business had been very slow,so Mr. Smith's employer fought a few minutes about the idea.But then she shoke her head"I am sorry,Smith."His employer said,"It just will not wash."Now the meaning of this English words should be "It will not get clean."Yet Smith's idea did not have anything to do with making something clean,so why did his employer say"It will not wash."

 

Most word experts agree that "It will not wash"means 'It will not work'.E.P. wrote the same probably developed in Britain in the 1800.S.B

used it in the story published in 1849.She wrote"That wouldn't wash,Miss".Ms B seems to have meant that the used to cover a piece of clothing were not good.The colors could not be depended on to stay in the meterial.In 19 century England,the expression came to mean an undependable statement.It was used mainly to describe an idea,but sometimes it was used about a person.A critic once said of the poet Robert W "He won't wash".The critic did not mean the poet was not a clean person,he meant that Bro's points could not be depended on too last.Today we know that judgement was wrong.R.B. still is considered a major poet,but very few people remember who said B would not wash.

 

Happly for the young employee Smith,his employer wanted him to do well in the company.So the employer talked "turkey" to him.She said "Your idea would be unfair to our bias,think of another way to save money".A century ago,to talk "turkey" meant to talk pleasantly.Turkeys in the *word thought to be speaking pleasantly to one and another.In recent years,the same has come to mean an attempt to teach something important.Word expert C.F tells that he believes this change to place.He says " to man were shooting turkeys together,one of them was a * man,the other was an American Indian.The *man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself.But the American Indian stopped him,he told the * man,"Now I talk turkey to you."Mr. Smith thought of the better idea after his employer talked "turkey"to him.He was given an increase in pay.

 

So if your idea will not wash,try talking turkey to yourself and come up with the better idea.

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Young Mr. Smith had an idea for his employer.It was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices.At the same time,Smith suggested that the company sale goods of less value.If his employer liked the idea,Smith might be given more pay,perhaps he might even get a better job with the company.Business had been very slow,so Mr. Smith's employer fought a few minutes about the idea.But then she shoke her head"I am sorry,Smith."His employer said,"It just will not wash."Now the meaning of this English words should be "It will not get clean."Yet Smith's idea did not have anything to do with making something clean,so why did his employer say"It will not wash." Most word experts agree that "It will not wash"means 'It will not work'.E.P. wrote the same probably developed in Britain in the 1800.S.B used it in the story published in 1849.She wrote"That wouldn't wash,Miss".Ms B seems to have meant that the used to cover a piece of clothing were not good.The colors could not be depended on to stay in the meterial.In 19 century England,the expression came to mean an undependable statement.It was used mainly to describe an idea,but sometimes it was used about a person.A critic once said of the poet Robert W "He won't wash".The critic did not mean the poet was not a clean person,he meant that Bro's points could not be depended on too last.Today we know that judgement was wrong.R.B. still is considered a major poet,but very few people remember who said B would not wash. Happly for the young employee Smith,his employer wanted him to do well in the company.So the employer talked "turkey" to him.She said "Your idea would be unfair to our bias,think of another way to save money".A century ago,to talk "turkey" meant to talk pleasantly.Turkeys in the *word thought to be speaking pleasantly to one and another.In recent years,the same has come to mean an attempt to teach something important.Word expert C.F tells that he believes this change to place.He says " to man were shooting turkeys together,one of them was a * man,the other was an American Indian.The *man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself.But the American Indian stopped him,he told the * man,"Now I talk turkey to you."Mr. Smith thought of the better idea after his employer talked "turkey"to him.He was given an increase in pay. So if your idea will not wash,try talking turkey to yourself and come up with the better idea.
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Excuse me. Can you tell me when the next bus arrival(这个单词没听清). Yes.(这个单词没听清) Five minutes! Thank you. It's nice day, isn't? Very nice. It's warmer yesterday. It's cold yesterday morning. Excuse me. Can you tell me when the next bus arrival(这个单词没听清). Yes.(这个单词没听清) Ten minutes! It's windy today. It's may rain later. There are lot of cloudy in the sky. It's cold yesterday ,wasn't? Yes, wasn't.

 

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Young Mr. Smith had an idea for his employer. It was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices .At the same time Smith suggested that the company sell goods of less value .If his employer light the idea ,Smith might be given more pay , perhaps he might even get a better job for the company .Bussiness had been very slow ,so Mr. smith's employer thought a few minuts about the idea ,but then she shook her head ."I'm sorry ,Smith" ,his employer said "it is just will not  wash". Now the meaning of this English words should be "it will not get clean". Yet Smith's idea did not had anything to do with making something clean,so why did his employer say it will not wash .Most word experts agree that it will not wash means it will not work . Arok Patric wrote that  the saying most probably developed in Britain in the 1800s. Sharot Brontage used it in the story published in the 1849.She wrote "that won't wash, Miss". Miss Brontage seems to have meant that dyes used to colour a piece of clothing were not good ,the colours could not be depended on to stay in the metierial .In 19c England , the expression came to mean a undependable statement. It was used mainly to describe an idea, but sometime it was used about a person .A critic once said of the poet Robert Bolling "he won't wash".The critic did not mean that the poet was not a clean person ,he meant that Bolling's poems could not be depended on to last .Today we know that judgement was wrong .Robert is still considered a major poet.But very few people remember the man who said Bolling would not wash .Happily for the young employe Smith ,his employer wanted him to do well in the company,so the employer talked turkey to him .She said "your idea would be unfair to our buyers ,think of another way to save money".A century ago ,to talk turkey meant to talk pleasantly .Turkeys in Barneyard  were thought to be speaking pleasantly to one another .In recent years the saying has come to mean an tempt to teach something important .Word experts Charles tells  how he believes this change took place .He said 2 men were shooting turkeys together .One of them was a white man ,the other was an Amerian Indian. The white man began stating reasonswhy he should get all the turkeys for himself ,but the Ameican Indian stopped him ,he told the white man "now I talk turkey to you ". Mr.Smith thought of a better idea after his employer talked turkey to him ,he was given an increase in pay .So if your idea will not wash ,try talking turkey to yourself and come up with a better idea .

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Young Mister Smith had an idea for his employer. It was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices.At the same time,Smith suggested that the company sell goods of less value.If his employer liked the idea,Smith might be given more pay,perhaps he might even get a better job with the company.Business had been very slow,so Mr. Smith's employer thought a few minutes about the idea.But then she shook her head"I am sorry,Smith."His employer said,"It just will not wash."Now the meaning of these English words should be "It will not get clean."Yet Smith's idea did not have anything to do with making something clean,so why did his employer say"It will not wash."

 

Most word experts agree that "It will not wash"means 'It will not work'.Eric Partridge  wrote that the saying probably developed in Britain in the 1800. Charlotte Bronte

used it in a story published in 1849.She wrote"That wouldn't wash,Miss".Ms Bronte seems to have meant that the dyes used to color a piece of clothing were not good.The colors could not be depended on to stay in the material.

 

In 19th century England,the expression came to mean an undependable statement.It was used mainly to describe an idea,but sometimes it was used about a person.A critic once said of the poet Robert Browning "He won't wash".The critic did not mean that the poet was not a clean person,he meant that Browning's poems could not be depended on to last.Today we know that judgment was wrong.Robert Browning still is considered a major poet,but very few people remember the man who said Browning would not wash.

 

Happily for the young employee Smith,his employer wanted him to do well in the company.So the employer "talked turkey" to him.She said "Your idea would be unfair to our buyers,think of another way to save money".A century ago,to talk "turkey" meant to talk pleasantly.Turkeys in the barnyard were thought to be speaking pleasantly to one and /and/ another.In recent years,the saying has come to mean an attempt to teach something important.Word expert Charles Funk tells how he believes this change took place.He says " two men were shooting turkeys together,one of them was a white man,the other was an American Indian.The white man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself.But the American Indian stopped him,he told the white man,"Now I talk turkey to you."Mr. Smith thought of a better idea after his employer talked "turkey"to him.He was given an increase in pay.

 

So if your idea will not wash,try talking turkey to yourself and come up with a better idea.

Homework

i am susan clark with the special english program, words and their stories.

 

young Mr.Smith had an idea for his employer. it was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices. at the same time, Smith suggested that the company sell goods of less value. if his employer liked the idea, smith might be given more pay. perhaps he might even get a better job with the company. business had been very slow, so mr.smith's employer thought a few minutes about the idea. but then she shoke her head. " i am sorry, smith."his employer said. " it just will not wash." now the meaning of these english words should be it would not get clean. yet smith's idea had not any thing to do with making something clean. so why did his employer say it will not wash?

 

most word experts agree that it will not wash means it will not work. eric?? wrote the saying probably developed in britain in the 1800s. Charlotte Brontie used it in the story published in 1849. she wrote "that won't wash, Miss." Ms Brontie seems to have meant the dyer used to color a piece of clothing were not good.the colors could not be depended on to stay in the material.

 

in 19th century england, the expression came to mean an undependable statement. it was used mainly to describe an idea, but somtimes it's used about a person.

a critic once said about the poet Robert Browning he wouldn't wash. the critic did not the mean the poet was not a clean person. he meant that Browning's poems could not be depended on to last. today we know that judgement was wrong. Robert Browning is still considered a major poet. but very few people remember the man who said Browning would not wash.

 

happily for the young employee Smith, his employer wanted him to do well in the company. so the employer talked turkey to him. she said " your idea would be unfair to our buyers. think of another way to save money."

 

a century ago, to talk turkey meant to talk pleasantly. turkeys in the barn yard are thought to be speaking pleasantly to one another.

in recent years, the saying has come to mean " an attempt to teach something important". word expert Charles explains how he believes this change took place. he says two men were shooting turkeys together. one of them was a white man. the other was an american indian. the white man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself. but the american indian stopped him. he told the white man " now i talk turkey to you."

 

mr.smith thought of a better idea after his employer talked turkey to him. he was given an increased enpay.

so if your idea will not wash, try talking turkey to yourself and come up with a better idea.

 

this words and their stories program was written by Jerry Waston. i am susan clark.

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HOMEWORK

I’m Susan Clark with the special English program words and their stories.

 

Young Mr. Smith had an idea for his employer; it wasn’t an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices. At the same time, Smith suggested that the company sale goods of less value. If his employer liked the idea, Smith might be given more pay. Perhaps he might even get a better job with the company. Business had been very slow, so Mr. Smith’ employer thought a few minutes about the idea. But then she shook her head. “I’m sorry, Smith.” His employer said. “It just will not wash.” Now the meaning of these English words should be it will not get clean. Yet Smith’s idea did not have anything to do with making something clean. So why did his employer say it will not wash. Most word experts agree that it will not wash means it will not work. Eric Patrick wrote that the saying probably developed in Britain in the eighteen hundreds. Sherlock Brownstein used it in a story published in 1849. She wrote “that won’t wash, Miss.” Mrs. Brownstein seems to have meant that the …used to color of piece of clothing were not good. The colors could not be depended on to stay in the material. In 19th century’s England, the expression came to mean an undependable statement. It was used mainly to describe an idea. But sometimes it was used about a person. A critic once said of the poet Robert Browning he won’t wash. The critic did not mean that the poet was not a clean person. He meant that the Browning’s poets could not depend on to last. Today, we know that judgment was wrong. Robert Browning still is considered a major poet. But very few people remembered the man who said Browning would not wash. Happily for the young employee Smith, his employer wanted him to do well in the company. So the employer talks turkey to him. She said your idea will be unfair to our buyers. Think of another way to save of money.” A century ago, to talk turkey meant to talk presently. Turkeys in the farm yard were thought to be speaking presently to one another. In recent years, the same has come to mean an attempt to teach something important. Word expert Charles Font tells how … this change took place. He says 2 men were shooting turkeys together. One of them was a white man; the other was an American Indian. The white man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself. But the American Indian stopped him. He told the white man “now, I talk turkey to you.” Mr. Smith thought of a better idea after his employer talk turkey to him. He was given an increase in pay. So if your idea will not wash, try talking turkey to yourself and come up with a better idea.        

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Young Mr. Smith had an idea for his employer.It was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices.At the same time,Smith suggested that the company sale goods of less value.If his employer liked the idea,Smith might be given more pay,perhaps he might even get a better job with the company.Business had been very slow,so Mr. Smith's employer fought a few minutes about the idea.But then she shoke her head"I am sorry,Smith."His employer said,"It just will not wash."Now the meaning of this English words should be "It will not get clean."Yet Smith's idea did not have anything to do with making something clean,so why did his employer say"It will not wash." Most word experts agree that "It will not wash"means 'It will not work'.E.P. wrote the same probably developed in Britain in the 1800.S.B used it in the story published in 1849.She wrote"That wouldn't wash,Miss".Ms B seems to have meant that the used to cover a piece of clothing were not good.The colors could not be depended on to stay in the meterial.In 19 century England,the expression came to mean an undependable statement.It was used mainly to describe an idea,but sometimes it was used about a person.A critic once said of the poet Robert W "He won't wash".The critic did not mean the poet was not a clean person,he meant that Bro's points could not be depended on too last.Today we know that judgement was wrong.R.B. still is considered a major poet,but very few people remember who said B would not wash. Happly for the young employee Smith,his employer wanted him to do well in the company.So the employer talked "turkey" to him.She said "Your idea would be unfair to our bias,think of another way to save money".A century ago,to talk "turkey" meant to talk pleasantly.Turkeys in the *word thought to be speaking pleasantly to one and another.In recent years,the same has come to mean an attempt to teach something important.Word expert C.F tells that he believes this change to place.He says " to man were shooting turkeys together,one of them was a * man,the other was an American Indian.The *man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself.But the American Indian stopped him,he told the * man,"Now I talk turkey to you."Mr. Smith thought of the better idea after his employer talked "turkey"to him.He was given an increase in pay. So if your idea will not wash,try talking turkey to yourself and come up with the better idea.
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   I'm Susan Clark with the special English program "Words and their Stories"

   Young Mr. Smith had an idea for his employer. It was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices. At the same time, Smith suggested that the company sell goods of less value. If his employer like the idea, Smith might be given more pay,perhaps he might even get a better job with the company. Business had been very slow so Mr. Smith's employer thought a few minutes about the idea. But then she shook her head. "I'm sorry,Smith",his employer said "It just will not wash." Now the meaning of these English words should be "It will not get clean",yet Smith's idea did not have anything to do with making something clean, so why did his employer say "It will not wash". Most word experts agree that "it will not wash" means "it will not work". Eric Partrige wrote the same probably developed in Britain in the 1800s. Sharley Brownti used it in a story published in 1849.She wrote "That won't wash, miss". Miz Brownti seems to have meant that the dyes used to color a piece of clothing were not good. The colors could not be depended on to stay in the material. In 19th century England,the expression came to mean an undependable statement. It was used mainly to describe an idea. But sometimes it was used about a person. A critic once said a poet Robert Browning"he won't wash".The critic did not mean the poet was not a clean person. He meant that Browning's poems could not be depended on to last. Today , we know that judgement was wrong. Robert Browning still is considered a major poet. But very few people remember the man who said Browning would not wash. Happily for the young employee Smith, his employer wanted him to do well in the company. So the employer talked turkey to him.she said "Your idea would be unfair to our buyers. Think of another way to save money." A century ago, to talk turkey meant to talk pleasantly. Turkeys in /// were thought to be speaking pleasantly to one another. In recent years, the saying has come to mean on an attempt to teach something important. Word expert Charles Fonc tells how he believes this change took place. He says two men were shooting turkeys together. One of them was a white man, the other was an American Indian. The white man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself. But the Ameican Indian stopped him,he told the white man "No, I talk turkey to you". Mr. Smith thought of a better idea after his employer talked turkey to him. He was given an increase in pay. So if your idea will not wash,try talking turkey to yourself and come up with a better idea.

Homework

I'm Susan Clark with Special English Program "Words and Their Stories".

Young Mr Smith had an idea for his employer. It was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices. At the same time, Smith suggested that the company sell goods of vast value. If his employer liked the idea, Smith might be given more pay, perhaps he might even get a better job with company. Business had been very slow, so Mr Smith's employer thought a few minutes about the idea. But then, she shook her head. "I am sorry," Smith's employer said, "It just will not wash."

Now the meaning of the English words should be "It will not get clean." Yet Mr Smith's idea has anything to do with making something clean. So why did his employer say "It will not wash"? Most words experts agree that "It will not wash" means "It will not work". Eric Partridge wrote that the saying probably developed in Britain. In the 1800s, Charlotte Brontie used it in the story published in 1849. She wrote "That won't wash, miss." Miss Brontie seemed to have meant that the dyes used to colour the piece of clothing were not good. The colours could not be depended on to stay in the material.

In 19th century, England, the expression came to mean an undependable statement. It was used mainly to describe an  idea. But sometimes, it was used about a person. A critic once said the poet Robert Browning "he won't wash". The critic did not mean the poet was not a clean person. He meant that Browning's poems  could not be depended on to last. Today we know that judgement was wrong. Robert Browning is still considered a major poet. But very few people remembered the man who said Browning would not wash.

Happily for the young employee Smith, his employer wanted him to do well in the company. So the employer talked Turkey to him. She said,"Your idea would be unfair to our buyers. Think of another way to save money." A century ago, "to talk Turkey" meant "to talk pleasantly". Turkey in the barnyard were thought to be speaking pleasantly to one  another. In recent years, the saying has come to mean "an attempt to teach something important". Word export Charles Funk tells how he believes this change took place.  He says two men were shooting turkeys together. One of them was a white man, the other was an American Indian. The white man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself. But the American Indian stopped him. He told the white man,"Now I talk turkey to you."

Mr Smith thought a better idea after his employer talked turkey to him. He was given an increase in pay. So if your idea wouldn't wash, try talking turkey to yourself and come up with a better idea.

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Young Mr Smith had an idea for his employer. It was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices.At the same time,Smith suggested that the company sell goods of less value.If his employer liked the idea,Smith might be given more pay,perhaps he might even get a better job with the company.Business had been very slow,so Mr. Smith's employer thought a few minutes about the idea.But then she shook her head"I am sorry,Smith."His employer said,"It just will not wash."Now the meaning of these English words should be "It will not get clean."Yet Smith's idea did not have anything to do with making something clean,so why did his employer say"It will not wash."

 

Most word experts agree that "It will not wash"means 'It will not work'.Eric Partridge  wrote that the saying probably developed in Britain in the 1800s. Charlotte Bronte used it in the story published in 1849.She wrote"That won't wash,Miss".Ms Bronte seems to have meant that the dyes used to color a piece of clothing were not good.The colors could not be depended on to stay in the material.

 

In 19th century England,the expression came to mean an undependable statement.It was used mainly to describe an idea,but sometimes it was used about a person.A critic once said of the poet Robert Browning "He won't wash".The critic did not mean that the poet was not a clean person,he meant that Browning's poems could not be depended on to last.Today we know that judgment was wrong.Robert Browning still is considered a major poet,but very few people remember the man who said Browning would not wash.

 

Happily for the young employee Smith,his employer wanted him to do well in the company.So the employer "talked turkey" to him.She said "Your idea would be unfair to our buyers,think of another way to save money".A century ago,to talk "turkey" meant to talk pleasantly.Turkeys in the barnyard were thought to be speaking pleasantly to one and /and/ another.In recent years,the saying has come to mean an attempt to teach something important.Word expert Charles Funk tells how he believes this change took place.He says " two men were shooting turkeys together,one of them was a white man,the other was an American Indian.The white man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself.But the American Indian stopped him,he told the white man,"Now I talk turkey to you."Mr. Smith thought of the better idea after his employer talked "turkey"to him.He was given an increase in pay.

 

So if your idea will not wash,try talking turkey to yourself and come up with a better idea.

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I’m Susan Clerk, with the Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Young Mr. Smith had an idea for his employer. It was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices. At the same time, Smith suggested that the company sell goods of less value. If his employer liked the idea, Smith might be given more pay. Perhaps it might even get a better job with the company.

 

Business had been very slow. So Mr. Smith’s employers thought a few minutes about the idea. But then she shook her head. I’m sorry Smith, his employer said, it just will not wash. Now the meaning of this English word should be it will not get clean. Yet Smith’s idea did not have anything to do with making something clean. So why did his employer say it will not wash?

 

Most word experts agree that it will not wash means it will not work. I. P. wrote at the same probably developed in Britain in the 1800s. S. B. used it in the story published in 1849. She wrote that wouldn’t wash Miss. Mr. B. seems to have meant that the dyes used to color a piece of clothing would not good. The colors would not be depended on to stay in the material.

 

In 19th England, the expression came to mean an undependable statement. It was used mainly to describe an idea. But sometimes it was used about a person. A critic once said of a poet R.B. he won’t wash. The critic did not mean that the poet was not a clean person. He meant that B’s poems could not be depended on to last. Today we know that judgment was wrong. R.B. still is considered a major poet. But very few people remember the man who said B. would not wash.

 

Happily for the young employee Smith, his employer wanted him to do well in the company. So the employer talked turkey to him. She said your idea will be unfair for our buyers. Think of another way to save money.

 

A century ago, to talk turkey meant to talk pleasantly. Turkeys in the bar yard were thought to be speaking pleasantly to one another. In recent years, the saying has come to mean an attempt to teach something important. Word expert C.F. tells us how he believes this change took place. He says two men were shooting turkeys together. One of them was a white man. The other was an American India. The white man began staying reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself. But the American India stopped him. He told the white man now. I talk turkey to you. Mr. Smith thought of a better idea after his employer talked turkey to him. He was given an increase in pay.

 

So if your idea will not wash, try talking turkey to yourself and come up with a better idea.

 

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I`m Susan Clark with the special english program, words and their stories.

Young mr. Smith had an idea for his employer. It was an idea for saving money for the company by increasing prices. At the same time, smith suggested that the company sell goods of less value. If his employer like the idea, smith might be given more pay. Perhaps he might even get a better job with the company. Busness had been very slow, so mr. Smith`s employer thought a few minutes about the idea. But then , she shook her head, I am sorry smith,his employer said. It just will not wash. Another meaning of these english words should be it will not get clean.yet smith`s idea did not help anything to do with making sth clean. So why did his employer say, it will not wash.

Most word experts agree that it will not wash means it will not work. Eric Patridge wrote that the saying probably devoloped in Britian in the 1800. Charlotte Bronte used it in a story published in 1849. She wrote, that won`t wash , miss. Miss Bronte seems to have meant that the dyes use to color a piece of closing were not good. The colors could not be depended on to stay in a material. In 19th century england,the expression came to mean an undependable statement. It was use mailly to describe an idea ,but sometimes it was used about a person. A critic once said , of the poet Robert Browning , he won`t wash. The critic did not mean that the poet was not a clean person. He meant that Browning`s poet could not depended on to last.

Today , we know that judgement was wrong.. Robert Browning still is considerd a major poet, but very few people remember the man who said Browning would not washed. Happily for the young employee smith, his employer wanted him to do well in the company. So, the employer talked turkey to him. She said, your idea would be unfair to our buyers. Think of another way to save money. A century ago, to talk turkey meant to talk pleasantly, turkeys in the barnyard were thought to be speaking pleasantly to one and another.

In recent years, the saying has come to mean on attempt to teach sth important. Word expert Charles Funk tells how he belive this change took place. ,.he says, two men were shooting turkeys together. One of them was a write man, the other was an american indian. the write man began stating reasons why he should get all the turkeys for himself. But the american indian stopped him, he told the write man, now, I talk turkey to you.

Mr. Smith thought a better idea after his emplyer talked turkey to him. He was given an increase in pay. So your idea will not wash, try talking turkey to yourself, and come up with the better idea.

 

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