They’re on the prowl

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If you’re single, then this episode is for you! This time, Maura and Harp look at slang and expressions related to going out, meeting people, and finding someone you’re attracted to. More and more, people are staying single into their 20s and even into their 30s, so there are lots of names for people on the dating scene. Listen to learn about the meanings of cougar and metrosexual.

Maura Harp

Maura: Now, when someone’s on the prowl, they might actually pick up someone.
Harp: And to pick up someone doesn’t mean that they lift them up, it means that they start talking to them, get their attention. They pick up someone.
Maura: Right. So, at a bar, if a person was there and they saw another person that they were interested in, and they went over to that person and tried to make a conversation with them, that would be picking them up.
Harp: Yeah. And they often use a pick-up line, which is a one-line statement that’s supposed to be kinda smart or witty, sometimes it’s funny, to try to get the person’s attention.
Maura: Right. Harp, let’s think of some pick-up lines that we know.
Harp: Oh, one I remember is when a guy comes up to a girl and he says, “Did it hurt?” And then she’ll say, “Did what hurt?” “When you fell from heaven.”

Expressions from this episode included in the Learning Materials:

To be on the prowl To pick up
A pick-up line To hook up
A meat market To check out
Do tell To feel out of place
Happy hour A metrosexual
To get all dolled up A cougar
Desperate Cheesy

Podcast/Learning Materials: Culips English Podcast, Image: Go Local Prov

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