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Fireworks: What Is All the Noise About?

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by david jarmul
2007-6-30

now, the voa special english program, words and their stories. i'm rich kleinfeldt.

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today we tell about the word fireworks.

the expression fireworks gets its meaning from the fireworks that people shoot into the sky when they are celebrating a great event. rockets explode to fill the dark, night sky with bright reds and blues, with yellows and greens and whites.

the expression also means a great show of noisy anger, or something exciting. for example, a defense lawyer in a court trial may become very emotional in arguing with the government lawyer about evidence affecting the accused. the judge finally stops the loud argument and calls the two lawyers forward. he tells them, "i want no more of these fireworks in my courtroom."

another kind of fireworks can be any event or activity that is especially exciting. one such event is falling in love. if anything can produce fireworks, it is a sweetheart's kiss or the touch of a lover's hand. often movie or television cartoons show fireworks to represent the excitement of a kiss.

people use the expression fireworks throughout the year. but if you live in the united states and want to see real fireworks, the best time of the year is about now. the fourth of july is independence day in the united states. americans traditionally celebrate their nation's freedom with giant public parties and fireworks at night.

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