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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.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 158. The proverb today is no news


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