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Catch Word #49– to bug someone

Many of you have probably heard of the word bug. Most people know it as a noun, but it can also be used as a...

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Catch Word # 48 – Chicken

Are you a chicken? In this episode we look at a familiar word but show you how it can be used in another way. Most...

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Curious Question # 23 – Dude

Dude! This word is very popular nowadays, especially with young people. You can often hear this word in movies and television shows, or with your...

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Chatterbox # 19 – Canadian Food, Comfort Food and Potlucks

Everyone eats, but we all have different habits and favorite foods. The food you eat is often cultural. In this episode Harp and Maura try...

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Chatterbox #18 – Pet Peeves

Everyone has personal pet peeves that bother you. Someone’s pet peeves are usually cultural. Pet peeves are usually small, day-to-day things. Are you curious about...

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Catch Word #149 – Don’t rock the boat

We don’t like making trouble at Culips, but we do like making episodes about it! The expressions in today’s episode are all about causing problems...

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Catch Word #11 – Watch

In this episode Robin and Maura look at the word watch. Watch can be a verb or a noun and is used in quite a...

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Catch Word #18 – Out of it

How are you feeling today? Are you a bit out of it? Here we look at a common expression for not quite feeling awake or...

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Curious Question #8 – How have you been?

How have you been? When you greet someone you can say, “How are you?” and you can say “How have you been?” A smart listener asks,...

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Catch Word #16 – Crazy

At Culips we always try to be a little crazy! This word has a literal meaning but also tons of slang ways to use it....

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