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WORDS AND THEIR STORIES - Money Talks

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Money Talks
Money Talks

I'm Susan Clark with WORDS AND THEIR STORIES, a program in Special English on the Voice of America.

People often say that money talks. They mean that a person with a lot of money can say how he or she wants things done. But it is not easy to earn enough money to gain this kind of power.

Ask anyone in a business. They will tell you that it is a jungle out there. The expression probably began because the jungle is filled with wild animals and unknown dangers that threaten people. Sometimes people in business feel competing businesses are as dangerous as wild animals. And they feel that unknown dangers in the business world threaten the survival of their business.

People in business have to be careful if they are to survive the jungle out there. They must not be led into making bogus investments. Bogus means something that is not real.

Nobody is sure how the word got started. But it began to appear in American newspapers in the eighteen hundreds. A newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts said the word came from a criminal whose name was Borghese. The newspaper said Borghese wrote checks to people although he did not have enough money in the bank. After he wrote the checks, he would flee from town. So, people who were paid with his checks received nothing. The newspaper said Americans shortened and changed the criminal's name Borghese, to bogus.

People trying to earn money also must be aware of being ripped off. A person who is ripped off has had something stolen, or at least has been treated very unfairly.

A writer for the magazine "American Speech" said he first saw the expression used in nineteen seventy-one. It was on a sign that a student carried during a protest demonstration at a university. The message on the sign was that the student felt ripped off, or cheated.

Perhaps the best way to prevent getting ripped off in business is to not try to get rich quickly. To be successful, a person in business works hard and tries to get down to brass tacks.

This expression means to get to the bottom or most important part of something. For example, a salesman may talk and talk about his product without saying the price. You get down to brass tacks when you say, "it sounds good, but how much does it cost?"

Word expert Charles Funk thinks the expression comes from sailors on ships. They clean the bottom of a boat. When they have removed all the dirt, they are down to the brass tacks, the copper pieces that hold the boat together.

So, if we get down to brass tacks, we can prevent ripoffs and bogus ways of earning money in that jungle out there. And, some good luck will help, too.

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This WORDS AND THEIR STORIES was written by Jeri Watson. I'm Susan Clark

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作者:解明明
Your dream will come trueI am Susan Clark, with words and their stories a programe in special English on the voice of America. People often say that money talks, they mean that a person with a lot of money can say how he or she wants things done.
作者:解明明
But it's not easy to earn enough money to gain this kind of power. Asking anyone in a business they will tell you it is a jungle out there. The expression probably began because the jungle failed with wild animals. And unknown dangers that threaten people, sometimes people in business fell completing businesses are as dangerous as wild animous. And they fell unknown dangers in the business threaten the survive of their business.
作者:解明明
People in busniess have to be careful if they are to survive the jungle out there. They must not be led to making bogus investments.Bogus means sth that is not real. Nobody is sure how the word got started, but it began to appear in the American newspapers in the 1800s, a newspaper in Boston Massachussets said the word came form a criminal whose name is Bogasie.
作者:解明明
The newspaper says Bogasie wrote checks to people although he did not have enough people, in the bank. After he wrote the checks he will flee form town.So people who were paid with his checks recieved nothing. The newspaper said American shortened and changed to the criminal's name bogasia to Bogus.People try to earn money also must be awared of being ripped off. A person who is ripped off has had sth stolen or at least has been treated very unfairly.
作者:解明明
A writer for a magazing America speech said he first saw the expression used in 1971. It was on a sign that a student carry during a protest demonstration at University. The message on the sign was that the student felt ripped off, or cheated,. Perhaps best way to prevent getting raped off in business is not to try to get rich quickly.
作者:解明明
To be sucessful a person in business worked hard and tries to get down to brass tax [03:18.9-03:21.3] . This expression means to get to the bottom or most important of sth. For example the salls man may talk and talk about his product with out saying the price. You get down to brask task when you say it sounds good, but how much does it cost?
作者:解明明
Word expert Charles Fund think the expression come from sellers on Ships. They clean the bottom of the boat, when they have removed all the dirty, they are done to the brask task. The copper pieces that hold the boat together. So if we get dwon to brask tasks, we can prevent rip-off and bogus ways of earning money in that jungle out there. And some good luck will help too. This words and stories was written by Jerry Watson. I am Susan Clark.
作者:jobseeker
I'm Susan Clock with words and their stories---a program in Special English on the Voice of America.People often say that money talks, they mean that a person with a lot of money can say how he or she works thing done. But it's not easy to earn enough money to gain this kind of power. Asking anyone in the business, they will tell you that it is a jungle out there. The expression probably began because the jungle is filled with wild animals and unknown dangers that threaten people.
作者:jobseeker
Sometimes people in business felt competing businesses are as dangerous as wild animals, and they felt that unknown dangers in the business world threaten the survival of their businesses. People in business had to be careful if they are to survive the jungle out there. They must not to be lead into making bogus investments. Bogus means that something is not real. Nobody is sure how the word got started.
作者:jobseeker
But it began to appear in an American newspaper in eighteen hundreds', a newspaper in Boston Massachusetts said the word come from a criminal whose name was Bogusie. The newspaper said Bogusie wrote checks to people, although he did not have enough money in the bank. After he wrote the checks, he was fleeing from town. So people who were paid with his checks received nothing. The newspaper said American shorten and changed the criminal' name bogusie to bogus.
作者:jobseeker
People trying to earn money also must be aware of being ripped off. A person who's ripped off has had something stolen, or at least has been treated very unfairly. A writer for a magazine American Speech said he first saw the expression used in nineteen seventy one. It was on a sign that a student carried during a protest demonstration at a university. The message on the sign was that the student felt ripped off or cheated.
作者:jobseeker
Perhaps the best way to prevent getting ripped off in business is not try to get rich quickly. To be successful, a person in business works hard and tries to get down to brass task. This expression means to get to the bottom or most important part or something. For example, a salesman may talk and talk about is product without saying the price. You get down to brass task when you say it sound good, but how much does it cost?
作者:jobseeker
Word expert Charles Fund think the expression come from sailors on ships. They cleaned the bottom of the boat when they have removed all the dirt, they are down to the brass task, the couple pieces that hold the boat together. So if we get down to the brass task, we can prevent rip-off and bogus away of earning money in that jungle out there, and some good luck will help too.
作者:jobseeker
These words and their stories were written by Jerry Watson, I am Susan Clock.Notes: any comment on this script is welcome.
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