Natalie Lawrence Those original stories were developed in a time when magic actually existed in the world. The world was still very enchanted … the idea that the unicorn is a very strong animal and also that could achieve magical feats , so unicorn horn used to be seen as a panacea for all sorts of ills and a guard against poison. So people used to drink out of unicorn horn cups to prevent themselves getting poisoned, and I think that idea of it being magical and having magical powers has still come through today.
Rob Well, they were supposed to have magical powers so people drank from them so they wouldn't get poisoned. Neil Yes, she said they could perform magical feats.
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A feat is something that is difficult to do or achieve - like recording this programme without making a mistake, that's a real feat! Neil No, just the magic of editing, Rob! Now, she also said that unicorn horn was seen as a panacea. What does that mean? Rob A panacea is another word for a cure - something that can protect you from illness or help you recover if you are sick.
But is all this true, about the unicorn horn?
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Neil Well, seeing as how unicorns don't and never have existed, it's unlikely to be true. She says these stories come from a time when the world was enchanted.
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This means it was a time when people believed in magic and the possibility of mysterious creatures from mysterious parts of the world. It seems as if these days people are looking for a bit of magic, a bit of enchantment in their lives. The unicorn has also come to be a term commonly used in politics to refer to unrealistic ideas and plans.
Here's Natalie Lawrence again. Natalie Lawrence Because it's such a potent cultural symbol at the moment it's being deployed in one of the most pressing issues of our time, as well, so… and the idea of the UK trying to be its own special unicorn potentially…. Rob Well, we are in a very complicated time politically in the UK at the moment. She says they are pressing times. A term which means something important but difficult has to be done in a very short time.
A pressing matter is an important one that has to be dealt with urgently. Neil Now, at the time of recording our parliament can't agree on the current pressing matter of Brexit and each side says the other has unicorns. There's nothing special or magical about these unicorns - it's a negative comment - a unicorn is a fantasy idea - a plan that has no chance of working,.
Rob She says unicorns are a potent symbol - which means they are a very strong and recognisable symbol. Neil And this symbol is being used, or as she said being deployed. This is the same word that would be used when you send a military force somewhere. You deploy the army in a military conflict, and in the current political conflict they are deploying the word 'unicorn'!
Before that though, the answer to this week's question: What do we call the study of legendary creatures like the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot and unicorns. Rob, you knew the answer to this, didn't you? Rob I did, yes. If you look back at our archive to September you will find an episode all about a Cryptozoology. Neil Well done, if you got that right - particularly if you remember that programme! Now, vocabulary from this programme.
There was enchanted to talk about a time when magic was believed to be real. Rob A feat is something that is very difficult to achieve and a panacea is a cure. Neil Something that's potent is strong and powerful and if you deploy something, you use it, you put it into operation. Rob And something pressing is urgent, it needs to be done soon. Neil Right, that's it from us for now. Hope you can join us again soon. If you can't wait, you can find bbclearningenglish on social media, online and on our very own app.
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News and opinion about video games, technology and the internet. If a unicorn is standing still, eating hay, grazing, or drinking water, a rainbow may emanate from its horn. A unicorn can have five coat shades: black, pink, white, grey, or blue; a unicorn's coat glows. Male unicorns also have a goatee below their bottom lip. Unicorns are followed by a glittering trail whenever they gallop. Wild unicorns are surrounded by glittering light when they appear or disappear. Unicorns appear at PM and disappear at the next morning.
They usually spawn at fishing spots and on the map. A spawning unicorn can be easily located by the large shining cloud above it.
Unicorns seem to have a close relationship with plants and with nature. Unicorns will often autonomously bless plants, though they may rarely choose to curse a plant instead. When standing still, there is a chance that a small plant will grow in front of a unicorn's right front leg. The plant will turn into leaves that can be carried away by the wind and disappear, with the chance that it will drop a vegetable or fruit on the ground.
Despite this, unicorns, like horses, will often choose to eat garden plants. There are very few ways to prevent this, so ultimately players may decide to keep plants in a location that is out-of-reach. Unicorns always accept the "Feed Harvestable" social if a Sim offers it a life fruit. Unicorns do not gain an extra day of life from eating a life fruit. Unicorns and horses can both learn racing and jumping skills, but unicorns start out with these skills maximized.
Unlike horses, unicorns can be adopted by children. This is because the riding skill is not required for a Sim to adopt a unicorn. Unicorns and horses have similar interactions with Sims. However, unicorns also have special reactions to good and evil Sims. Interacting with a good Sim will have a positive influence on their relationship, while interacting with an evil Sim will have a negative influence on their longtime relationship.
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Sims, child or older, can try to tame a wild unicorn so it can join their household. The Sim will need to be best friends with it first, and also be 'best friends forever' with 3 household animals. If the Sim doesn't meet these requirements, it will decline the Sim's request.
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