Catch Word #105 – Blah blah blah

Here’s an episode for you about slang that should only be spoken in casual conversations, not spoken or written in more formal situations. These slang expressions replace real words. Blah blah blah and yadda yadda yadda are fun words that people use to fill in information when they are telling a story. In this episode, we also teach you about slang you can use when you don’t know or can’t remember a word. This is especially interesting for English learners. Check it out and listen to Harp and Maura blah blah blah in this episode!


Expressions included in the learning materialsblah

  • To bear with someone B
  • lah blah blah
  • Juicy
  • Out of nowhere
  • Who cares
  • Yadda yadda yadda
  • To go on and on
  • Whatchamacallit
  • Other words used similarly to whatchamacallit
  • A brain fart
  • Whatshername/whatshisname

Sample transcript

Maura:    It sounds so simple. It sounds like nothing, but it really is something that we use when we’re talking, blah blah blah, and we usually say it fast, blah blah blah.
Harp: Yeah, blah blah blah.
Maura: And blah blah blah is the slang term that we might use when someone is telling a story and they don’t want to give all the details, so instead of all of these details, they say blah blah blah.
Harp: Yeah, it’s when you’re telling a story and you’re trying to give a little bit of context but you don’t want to give all the little details in the story, you just wanna kind of shorten it to get to the important, the juicy, part of the story. So you say blah blah blah.
Maura: Right. When you say blah blah blah, it means that some things were still happening, time was still passing, maybe someone was still talking, but the details of what was actually going on aren’t important so you can just pass over it.


Podcast/ Learning Materials: Culips English Podcast