There’s more than one way to talk about marriage. In this episode, Andrew and Maura explore some popular slang expressions related to getting married. If you’re thinking about popping the question, this show is a must-listen!
Expressions included in the Learning Materials
- Can always / could always
- To ask for someone’s hand in marriage
- To pop the question
- A Jumbotron
- To turn up
- To keep your eyes in the sky
- To get hitched
- Bridge (the card game)
- To tie the knot
- Up to you
Maura: Now, today we’re going to do a Catchword episode for you, and that is where we look at related expressions. And today we’re going to look at three different expressions that are related to… What, Andrew?
Andrew: Weddings. Do you hear the wedding bells in the distance?
Maura: I do.
Andrew: Yeah. So our expressions today are all related to wedding slang and alternative expressions you can use to talk about getting married.
Maura: So first we’re going to start with an expression that has to do with asking someone to marry you, because it’s really the first step if you want to get married.
Maura: It’s true that because you hear the word pop, it does mean that it was a surprise and not planned. And traditionally, this is how two people decide to get married; the male pops the question to the female, so the male in the relationship asks the female to get married.
Audio/Learning Materials: Culips English Learning Podcast