Do you like to go to parties? Are there usually any party poopers? A party pooper is someone who is not having fun and does not create more fun. Another expression that we talk about is a wet blanket. That doesn’t sound like very much fun does it? How about a stick in the mud? We hope your party doesn’t have one of those!
Expressions included in the learning materials
- A party pooper
- Wet blanket
- Metaphors and similes
- Stick in the mud
- Killjoy, spoilsport, downer
- Join in
- Scowl, scowling
- His/her/their, he/she/they
Maura: So today’s expression is party pooper.
Harp: Party pooper.
Maura: Yeah, it’s a funny little expression. What—or should I say who—is a party pooper?
Harp: So a party pooper is someone who ruins the fun, whether at a party or whether in just a normal conversation. When you’re having a fun time, they kind of ruin the atmosphere.
Maura: Yeah, so maybe you’re doing some kind of fun social activity, like a party, and this person isn’t participating.
Harp: Yeah, they’re either being boring or maybe they’re being antisocial and not talking or maybe they’ll start telling a sad or boring story.
Maura: Yeah. I kind of imagine a group of people laughing together but one person not laughing.
Harp: Yeah, sitting in the corner scowling.
Maura: Yeah, that’s a party pooper.
Audio/Learning Materials: Culips