字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 135. The proverb today is different strokes for different folks. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. The proverb can have several slightly different meanings. It can mean people ... different people like different things, different people do things in different ways or different people like to have different types of lifestyles. Okay. Let's continue. Ironically, the origin may have come from a quote from the old-time famous boxer, Muhammad Ali. If you're old enough you remember him he was very, very famous . He was very big in the 1960s and 70s , really very close up to around 1980 almost. He was one of the best boxers heavyweight champion boxers in the world at that time. But anyway let's continue. When explaining how he fought different boxers he said " I got different strokes for different folks. " Okay. Basically meaning that he had different methods for fighting different opponents or different boxers. In this quote the word stroke could also have you know a second, meaning or another meaning. Stroke can also mean to hit or to punch or to hit someone with one's hand or an object. So that's why it was perfect that it kind of came from him at that point. There was no earlier citing in writing and this phrase caught on after this event. So it is possible you know, he might have been the one to coin it or we don't really know for sure. He never claimed it and maybe the phrase was around at that time it just wasn't in writing yet. But anyway that was the earliest citing that could be found of it. Okay. Then in 1968 Sly and the Family Stone had a big hit. Yeah. This was another band. They had a big hit with the song "Everyday People" in which different strokes for different folks was part of the chorus. Yeah. It sounds like you know" . I'm everyday people" You know, different strokes for different folks. That's the way the song actually went and it was a big hit. It caught on big. Even in the 1980s though there was another singer Joan Jett made a remake of it too. So a number of people I think did this song. So it's very, very common but we say different strokes for different folks and we often hear people repeat this. Again to me just like any of the meanings that I said up here. That you know, different people like to do things in different ways of people ... different people just like different things. All right. Let's continue. In 1974, Volkswagen you know, the car company Volkswagen followed up with a catchy ad that stated " Different Volks , V-O-L-K S for like Volkswagen, for different folks. Meaning maybe they're trying to say they had a selection of cars and they use this in one of their ads too Okay Finally, in 1978 and I do remember this when I was a kid. There was a TV show called" Diff'rent Strokes" also in which a rich white man adopted two little black children. I think he had a daughter of his own too. And the wife was gone in the story. I don't know exactly maybe she died or something. But that was that was another one. They see different strokes. Now these different strokes actually goes with different people live in different ways. You know he probably could have easily you know, adopted you know other white children. But he decided to adopt black children. Maybe he thought they needed it more. So this was another way that you know we see different people live in different ways. Nowadays, it's sometimes also used for you know, people with alternative lifestyles. We might say that different strokes for different folks as well. Okay. Let's go on. So and there's just one example we give. They just like to do different things. You know, different strokes for different folks. This is typically the way we might say it. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it was very informative. Thank you for your time. Bye bye.