To be clear, you shouldn't use a semicolon willy-nilly in place of a period; use it to indicate a continuation of a thought within the sentence, a particularly close link between two independent clauses or a subtle if undefined relationship between them.
Kia ora in Stick News today a mayor in Turkey is being sued after he erected a huge statue of a robot.
Ankara is the capital city of Turkey. Melih Gökçek has been the mayor of Ankara for the past 21 years. On the first of April a statue of a giant robot was erected at a crossroads in the city. The mayor is now being sued for wasting public money. According to Today's Zaman, the mayor has previously posed in front of giant robots and published the photos on Twitter, asking his followers, "Which robot is more handsome?" The mayor released a statement saying the robot was more clever than the people who sued him. He said: "Respect the robot."
And that was Stick News for Monday the 13th of April. Kia ora.
This is the largest mosque in Ankara. Beautiful.
This city needs more robots!
The agenda for tomorrow's meeting, sir. Meeting, schmeeting. Let's build a robot!
We're being sued, sir. Meh. They hate us cause they ain't us. shrug
*"They hate us cause they ain't us" is a quote from the movie The Interview.
Your latest Twitter stats, sir. You now have 2.5 million followers. See! People love emoticons! Let's use more!
And that was The Daily English Show. I think one of the best ways to remember a new word or expression is to try and use it in a sentence. So, please leave a comment under this video using one of the words or expressions that we studied today: to get or have one's ducks in a row, willy-nilly or behoove.
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I said Two and a half Men ended "last month". I should have said "two months ago". "peter out" means "diminish or come to an end gradually" When I said Two and a half Men "petered out a bit towards the end" I mean that it got worse in the later seasons. I am saying this in an understated way ... I really think it was terrible after Charlie Sheen left the show.
Today's conversation is from Two and a Half Men, Season 5 Episode 14. Starts at 10m05
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