Catch Word #246 – Butterfingers

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Are you clumsy and uncoordinated? You’re not alone! In this episode, Andrew and Kassy teach us two ways to talk about being clumsy and share stories where they broke things by accident.

Culips’ Catch Word series teaches you idioms, phrasal verbs, and expressions that help improve your English listening and speaking skills. Our online English grammar episodes are the best way to learn English. With Catch Word, you learn common phrases used by native English speakers while listening to a casual, natural conversation. You’ll even learn new ways to refer to clumsy actions!

Fun facts

According to a 2007 study from the University of Delaware, clumsiness is something we’re born with. They quizzed 1500 student athletes and found that those with the slowest mental reaction times and processing speeds were the most likely to get injured. If you’re a naturally clumsy person, doctors suggest slowing down and taking in your surroundings before you act—that will help reduce the number of accidents.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Butterfingers
  • Klutz
  • Pump [someone] up
  • Deets
  • Lighten the mood
  • Umbrella term

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Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
Photo Credit: Maria Bobrova & Sung Jin Cho (Unsplash)

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