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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 158. The proverb today is no news
is good news. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here.
This proverb is basically used to express the idea that if no news or
information or updates have been received, then everything is likely to be
going smoothly. All right. Remember there is another proverb that
states bad news travels fast. Therefore the idea is that there really ...
if there really is bad news, you probably would have heard of it right away or you
will hear of it right away. Okay. The origin of this proverb is believed
to come from the English King James the first in 1616. He had this quote, "No news
is better than evil news. " Well it's pretty close. No news is better than
really, really bad news. So basically the idea is the same. No news therefore is
good news. Okay. And we give three examples of ways , of ways that we may hear
it used today. Let's look at the first one. The first one is an a/b part. The first A
says, that businessman was afraid that he might be audited after he turned in his
taxes six months ago. So far, he has not heard from them. Meaning from the tax
department. And you know B says, well I guess no news is good news.
Well if he hasn't been audited or anything yet, then maybe everything is
okay. Maybe he has nothing to worry about. Or number two. Her husband often goes on
long business trips overseas and he rarely contacts his wife until he
returns. She has come to realize no news is good news Well, maybe he's done so
many of these trips that you know he's just concentrating on work and probably
he would only contact her if something was seriously wrong.
So in this sense she comes to realize that if she doesn't hear from him, probably
everything is going. Okay. She's only likely to hear from him maybe
if there really is a serious problem. Okay and number three here. If you have
not received a rejection letter yet, basically. It means there is still a
chance.There is still a chance. So no news is good news. Well this could be a
number of things. Maybe somebody sent in an application to
a university and they haven't heard back yet. You know, so if they didn't hear back
yet, maybe, maybe they may still get a letter that's you know, good news. Or
maybe somebody you know, sent in some manuscript to a book company and they
didn't hear anything back yet. So maybe there's still a chance. So sometimes we
use it that way. So no news is good news because at least they didn't hear any
bad news yet. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it I hope it was clear. Thank you for
your time. Bye-bye.
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