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#1356 Raise Your Glass, Cathy Vs Miffy, Nitty-Gritty, You Must Be Kidding
 
 
 
Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.
 
Today we’re studying a song by P!nk called Raise Your Glass.

I really like this song and it has a very cool lyric video too. There seems to be a trend these days of artists releasing lyric videos which is excellent if you’re studying English because they’re really well made and they’re fun to watch so you can listen and read along at the same time.

I think this song is speaking to people who are in a minority or who are discriminated against or have been bullied for some reason. It’s encouraging people to be proud of their differences. Even though mainstream society might criticize you and call you a freak, don’t worry about it, stand up and be proud and party.

She says if: you're treated like a fool
You can choose to let it go
We can always party on our own

To let something go is an idiom which means to give up an idea or an attitude. Here it means that if you are being treated badly, you can choose to not get upset by it, to not let it affect you … and just party.

The chorus starts:
So raise your glass if you are wrong
In all the right ways

When she says: wrong in all the right ways, I think she means that some things that mainstream society calls “wrong” are not actually wrong at all.

This is clear when you watch the video, so please go and watch the actual video as well if you’re interested in studying the song.

 
 

STICK NEWS
 
Kia ora in Stick News today a court has ruled that Hello Kitty’s friend Cathy infringes the copyright of Miffy.

In 1945 a cat called Musti was born in Belguim.
In 1955 a rabbit called Miffy was born in the Netherlands.
Hello Kitty was born in Japan in 1974 and her friend Cathy appeared a few years later.
In 2004 a Japanese blogger suggested that Hello Kittty might have been a copy of Musti.
The artist who created Miffy thinks that Hello Kitty is a copy of his character.
A court in Amsterdam has now ruled that Cathy infringes the copyright for Miffy and has ordered Sanrio to stop making, selling and marketing Cathy goods in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Sanrio says they object to the ruling and do not believe any copyright infringement took place.

And that was Stick News for Friday the 5th of November.
Kia ora.



Where’s Cathy?
She got deported.

They’ve messed with the wrong company!
You tell ‘em boss!
 
 
 

Word of the Day

Today’s word is nitty-gritty.

Part of the chorus of today’s song goes like this:

All my underdogs
We will never be, never be
Anything but loud
And nitty-gritty dirty little freaks

I’m not exactly sure why she uses the expression nitty-gritty there … but anyway, nitty-gritty means: the most important aspects or practical details of a matter.

For example, if you were discussing a contract for something, you might say something like:

OK, let's get down to the nitty-gritty – how long will it take and how much will it cost?



friday joke

My father's name is Laughing and my mother’s name is Smiling.
You must be kidding!
 
No, that's my brother. I’m Joking.
 
 
 
 

conversations with sarah

#873 Is that her real name?

Step 1: Repeat Nigel’s lines.
Step 2: Read Nigel’s lines and talk to Sarah.
 
Nigel Where’s Pink from?
 
Sarah America.
 
Nigel Is that her real name?
 
Sarah No, it’s her stage name. I can’t remember what her real name is.
 
Nigel Does she like the colour pink or something?
 
Sarah Apparently the name is a reference to the character Mr. Pink from Reservoir Dogs.
 
 
 
ESL Video Quiz: #1356 Vocab



ending

And that was The Daily English Show and we are getting ready to take our summer break. So we have a few more shows to go and then I’ll tell you a bit more about what we have planned for this summer in New Zealand. It’s pretty exciting so I’m looking forward to telling you more about that soon.
See you tomorrow! Bye. 
 
 
 


P!nk - Raise Your Glass - LYRICS
 
Right right, turn off the lights
We gonna lose our minds tonight
What's the deal yo?
 
I love when it's all too much
5am turn the radio up
where's the rock and roll?
 
Party crasher, panty snatcher
Call me up if you a gangsta
Don't be fancy, just get dancy
Why so serious..?
 
So raise your glass if you are wrong
In all the right ways
All my underdogs
We will never be never be
Anything but loud
And nitty-gritty dirty little freaks
 
Won't you come and come on and raise your glass
Just come on and come on and raise your glass
 
Slam slam, oh hot damn
What part of party don't you understand?
Wish you'd just freak out
Can't stop comin in hot
I should be locked up right on the spot
It's so on right now
 
Party crasher, panty snatcher
Call me up if you a gangsta
Don't be fancy, just get dancy
Why so serious..?
 
So raise your glass if you are wrong
In all the right ways
All my underdogs
We will never be never be
Anything but loud
And nitty-gritty dirty little freaks
 
Won't you come and come on and raise your glass
Just come on and come on and raise your glass
 
Won't you come and come on and raise your glass
Just come on and come on and raise your glass
 
Oh shit, my glass is empty
That sucks
So if you're too school for cool
And you're treated like a fool
You can choose to let it go
We can always we can always
Party on our own
 
So raise your (ah fuck)
So raise your glass if you are wrong
In all the right ways
All my underdogs
We will never be never be
Anything but loud
And nitty-gritty dirty little freaks
 
So raise your glass if you are wrong
In all the right ways
All my underdogs
We will never be never be
Anything but loud
And nitty-gritty dirty little freaks
 
Won't you come and come on and raise your glass
Just come on and come on and raise your glass
 
Won't you come and come on and raise your glass for me
Just come on and come on and raise your glass for me

poster by: J. Howard Miller
 
licence
 
links
today's news - Guardian
today's news - Reuters
today's news - Japan Times
today's news - <3 Yen
Raise Your Glass - Song Meanings
 
music
 
show start
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Future Cha Cha
from: Brooklyn, NY, United States
artist site
 
WOD start
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Game Toy
from: EVREUX, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site
 
friday joke start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: Sumbala
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site 
 
cws start
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: The Jazz Woman
from: Brooklyn, NY, United States
artist site
 
qa start
artist: ioeo
album: triptracks
track: triptrack2
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
 
qa bgm
artist: San Sebastian
track: A Puncture
MySpace
 

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