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Catch Word #205 – Whatever floats your boat

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In this week’s episode, Andrew and Jeremy teach you two new idioms about preferences. These idioms do not describe your own preferences, but rather are phrases you can use when describing other people’s preferences, interests, and quirks. Let’s find out what they are!

Fun facts

Do you know why boats float? It’s because of a phenomenon called displacement, discovered by the Greek scientist Archimedes a couple thousand years ago. When an object is placed in water, it pushes water out of the way to make room for itself—this is called displacement. If the weight of the object is less than the weight of water displaced, the object will float. Boats float because the water they displace weighs more than the boats themselves. Cool, right?

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Whatever floats your boat
  • To each their own
  • Stupendous
  • To be into [something]
  • Can’t stand [something]
  • Nuts

Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free

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