Catch Word #186 – I’m from the sticks

If you like the countryside, this episode is for you! In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Morag discuss two terms that you can use to refer to rural areas: the sticks and the boonies.

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Fun factEnglish study online

In Canada, an area is considered rural if it is inhabited by fewer than 1,000 people. In the United States, an area is only considered rural if it is inhabited by fewer than 500 people per square mile.

Expressions included in the learning materials

  • The sticks
  • The boonies
  • The middle of nowhere
  • A badge of honour
  • En route

Credit: Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License Sponsor: Spoken