Do you know what Reddit is? And, if so, do you know how to explain it?
This video's made by a guy called C.G.P. Grey and I think he does a pretty good job of explaining what Reddit is.
This is how he explains the name Reddit: "The name is a contraction of 'read it' as in: I already read it on reddit, which if you spend significant time on the site, is what you'll say to everyone who tries to show you anything."
What he means is that a lot of other sites find content from Reddit, so if you spend a lot of time on Reddit, and your friend who loves Facebook says, "Hey, look at this cute thing I found on my Facebook feed", you'll probably be like: "Oh, yeah, I saw that on Reddit a few days ago."
C.G.P. Grey explains that sections of Reddit are called subreddits. And anyone can make a new subreddit.
He says: " ... on the off chance you're interested in something that doesn't yet exist, just press a button and a new subreddit is born."
On the off chance is a useful idiom to remember. It means that there's a small chance, or just in case.
For example, a few years ago I went shopping for some clothes at Dress-Smart which is an outlet shopping mall here in Auckland and I ended up going on a bit of a shopping spree and I had quite a few shopping bags ... and when I got home I realized that one of them was missing.
And I think I must have left it in a shop somewhere maybe in the changing rooms while I was trying something on. And I knew that it was probably gone forever because whoever found it would have just kept it - because there are quite a few dishonest people in New Zealand unfortunately - but just on the off chance that an honest person had found it and handed it in, I called the office of the shopping mall and I probably said something like that: "I realise it's unlikely, but I'm just calling on the off chance that someone handed it in."
But no one did, so, it was gone forever.
Kia ora in Stick News today the Prime Minister of New Zealand is in trouble for pulling a ponytail.
John Key has been the prime minister of New Zealand since 2008. He's a former investment banker who worked for Merrill Lynch before getting into politics. On Wednesday a local website published a post written by a waitress at a cafe the prime minister often visits. She said the prime minister pulled her ponytail several times, despite the fact that she made it clear that she didn't like it. When reporters asked the prime minister about the incident, he said he was just horsing around. To apologize for the ponytail pulling, the prime minister gave the waitress two bottles of personalized wine.
And that was Stick News for Thursday the 23rd of April. Kia ora.
Are you ready for the press conference, boss? Yep. I'll just say, "Look, it's fair to say" and see what falls out of my mouth after that.
Will you be spending your holiday at a beautiful spot in New Zealand, Prime Minister? LOL! Like I would want to spend my holidays with the underclass. I'm going to my house in Hawaii.
Being prime minister is way better than being in kindergarten ... no one can tell me off! Tee-hee! tug!
Ha ha, you look so cute when you're angry. Wanna take a selfie together?
EW! And I thought a cigar up the hooha was creepy.
I bet she feels so lucky to be touched by me and get to drink my wine! Alcohol solves everything!
You might notice that this word has rage inside of it. Rage is a feeling of violent anger that's difficult to control.
En is a prefix which means to cause to be.
So enrage is a verb which means to make someone very angry.
It's usually passive, so you're more likely to say: I was enraged by the article, than: The article enraged me.
In today's video, C.G.P. Grey says: "Because there are no editors on Reddit, you never know what you're going to find but you can bet it's going to be funny or interesting or enraging because thousands of other people have already voted that it's something to see."
So he says that some things that you see on Reddit are enraging which means that they'll make you very angry.
Have you ever seen something on the internet that enraged you?
Mike: Do you like Reddit?
Sarah: Yeah, it's possible that I have a slight Reddit addiction.
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