VŠECHNY LEKCE ZDE
Let us examine some of the most popular expressions which are being used today, which are often ignored by language schools or English teachers in general, despite the fact that they are said and used by millions of people around the world.
The phrase "What’s up?" is very common, especially in the United States. It is used mostly among friends and close acquaintances. In addition, many young people not only say "What’s up?" but they’ll even use variations of this expression such as: "Whuz up?" or "What’s hanging?" or "What it is?" or "What’s shaking?" or "How’s it hanging?" or "How’s it going?"
The phrase "What’s up?" is simply another way of asking "What is new?" or "How are things going?" or "How is everything going?" or "How are you doing?"
Did You Catch the... ?
There are many phrases which use the word "catch" in the English language. Here are some examples:
"Did you catch what he said?" or "I need to catch a taxi, or I’ll be late" or "Did you catch the news last night, it was awful" or "Don’t catch his cold, it’s very nasty" or "She’s a great catch, I’d marry her all over again tomorrow."
In these sentences, the use of the word catch varies. Examples:
When you use the phrase "Did you catch what he said?" it basically means did you hear and understand what he meant or said?
When a person needs to "catch a taxi or catch a cab" this means they are trying to get a taxi to take them somewhere. It is no different than trying to "catch an airplane" or "catch the bus" before it leaves.
Tomorrow we’ll continue with the different uses of "catch" in English.
Celebrating More Dumb Butt True Laws
Minnesota: it is illegal to sleep completely naked.
Minnesota: It is against the law to walk across the border into the state of Wisconsin while wearing a chicken on your head.
Arizona: it is against the law NOT to give a person a glass of water if and when they ask for it.
Rhode Island: it is illegal to throw pickle juice at a tram.
Pennsylvania: it is against the law to sleep outside on top of a refrigerator.
Pennsylvania: it is illegal to catch fish using dynamite.
Pennsylvania: it is illegal to catch fish using your hands.
Pennsylvania: it is illegal to catch a fish with any part of your body except your mouth.
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