Catch Word #185 – Stat!

We’re all in a hurry sometimes! In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Morag explain three terms that you can use when you are in a rush: pronto, stat, and ASAP. Don’t delay and listen today!


Fun fact

ASAP, which stands for as soon as possible, was coined by the United States Army. Its first recorded use was in 1955, making it a recent addition to English dictionaries.

Expressions included in the learning materials

  • Pronto
  • Stat
  • ASAP
  • A segue
  • To strike fear into [someone’s] heart

Credit: Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (,
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