Catch Word #232 – That’s when it all went south

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Life isn’t perfect. No matter how hard we try, sometimes things just go terribly. In this Catch Word episode, hosts Andrew and Kassy discuss two expressions you can use when that happens: to go south and to go haywire. Give it a listen!

Fun facts

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. It is the southernmost national capital in the world. Here’s another interesting thing about this country in the Southern Hemisphere: New Zealand is thought to be the last major land mass settled by humans. It is thought that Polynesians began settling there only about 750 years ago.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • To go south
  • To shed some light
  • To go sour
  • A one-off
  • To spot [someone]
  • To go haywire

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