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#1421 HIMYM Bachelorette Party, So Glad To Finally Meet You, Candidate Gets No Votes
 
 
Hi, I'm Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.
 
Today we're studying a scene from the second season of a TV show called How I Met Your Mother.
 
How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired from 2005 to last year, 2014.
 
In this scene, a woman called Robin goes to her friend Lily's bridal shower. A bridal shower is a party for a woman and her female friends before a wedding.
 
Apparently a bridal shower is different to a bachelorette party. A bridal shower is usually a bit more boring and stuffy and includes older family members, whereas a bachelorette party is more of a wild night out with friends. In New Zealand some people have bachelorette parties, but they're called hen's parties. And a bachelor party in New Zealand is called a stag party or a stag night or a stag do.
 
Anyway so Robin goes to Lily's party and she's imagining it'll be more of a bachelorette party - a wild night out with friends - so the gift she brings is a sex toy. It's a vibrator which her friend Barney describes as a "battery-powered adult recreational fake penis".
 
But it turns out the party is more of a bridal shower ... and it's full of Lily's relatives, like little kids and grandmothers. So when Robin arrives with her gift she's in an awkward position.
 
Lily introduces Robin to her mum Janice, and Janice says to Robin: "Oh, honey, I'm so glad to finally meet you."
 
This is a great phrase to remember for when you're introduced to someone that you've known about for some time, like a relative of a close friend or friend of a friend.
 
If you're introduced to a random person, you can say: "It's nice to meet you". But if it's someone that you've heard about, it's good to acknowledge the fact that you've heard about them and also to express your enthusiasm to be meeting them and say something like: "I'm so glad to finally meet you", or: "It's great to finally meet you."
 
If we got to know each other online - maybe on a social network or exchanging a few emails - and then we met offline, I might say something like: "Wow, it's so great to finally meet you in person."
 
 
 
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Kia ora in Stick News today a candidate in a local election in England has demanded a recount after he got no votes at all.
 
Paul Dennis is a 45-year-old train conductor.
Paul decided he wanted to be a councillor on the Medway Council, the local authority of Medway in Kent, England.
The elections were held earlier this month, and Paul got zero votes.
News reports say when the results were read out the room burst into laughter leaving Paul red-faced and fuming.
Paul said: "I was gutted to be honest - it was a bit humiliating, especially at work."
He's now demanding a recount. He says he definitely voted for himself. And his wife and father also said they voted for him.
 
And that was Stick News for Monday the 25th of May.
Kia ora.
 
Train conductor making an announcement.
Mind the gap.
 
Man and woman watching TV.
I HAVE A DREAM.
Tell me later, cupcake, Corrie is about to start.
 
A man crying and a woman looking concerned.
sniff!
Oh crap, I knew there was something I was supposed to do that day.
 
An angry man.
HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!
 
A sad man with a single tear.
I was gutted.
 
A man casting his vote.
Golly, I really should have brought my glasses.
 
 
 
 

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Today's word is gutted.
 
In today's news Paul Dennis said he was gutted after the election.
 
Gutted is an informal word for extremely disappointed.
 
For example, I was gutted when I found out The Mindy Project had been cancelled. But then I was stoked when I found out that it had been saved by Hulu.
 
Gutted is obviously used in the UK like in the news story today and it's pretty common here in New Zealand. Have you heard the word gutted before?
When was the last time you were gutted?
 
 

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Janice: Oh, honey, I'm so glad to finally meet you.
 
Robin: Me too, I've heard so much about you.
 
Janice: Me too. Oh here, let me take your gift.
 
Robin: Oh, um ...
 
Janice: Let me guess what it is. Is it a mini food processor?
 
Robin: No.
 
Janice: OK. What colour is it?
 
Robin: Black.
 
Janice: I guess I'm just going to have to wait and see.
 
 
 

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ESL Video Quiz: #1421 Comprehension
 
 
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Published: Monday 25 May 2015