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Talking Dictionary261. The Bicycle Show


261. Sean went to the bicycle show in SoHo. There were about 60 exhibitors. There were bikes and bike locks. There were bike clothes and bike lights. There were bike helmets and bike gears. One exhibit was for Iride bikes. Sean said, "That's a great name for a bike—I Ride." The exhibitor said, "It's pronounced 'eery day,' not I Ride. 'Iride' is Italian for 'iris.'" Sean said, "Who knew? Well, they ought to call it I Ride. It's easier to pronounce." He visited a "bicycle painter." He asked, "Do you paint bicycles, or do you paint pictures of bicycles?" She said, "I paint pictures of bicycles. People send me photos of their bikes. I've been doing this for over 10 years. I also create bike earrings and bike coloring books." He saw a Mini Cooper. There were Cooper bikes next to it. Cooper makes bikes too, he thought. Who knew? 2.8


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