Catch Me If You Can Sept 1, 2018
American English uses the word catch in, well, catchy ways: I might catch twenty winks if I need a nap, A pretty gal might catch my eye, but if she notices me ogling her, I might be caught off guard. Are you catching up to how we use this word? If you don’t catch my drift, you will have to play catch up or be left behind.
I don’t want to be a dog catcher here but my mom always told me I can catch more flies with honey then with vinegar. But then again, I never listened to her as a teenager because I was always trying to catch some Zs.
She also told me to catch as catch can when it came to finding a job. I never did catch on to her meaning. But when mom caught my hand in the cookie jar, well, I was caught red-handed and caught hell for it.
I met a childhood friend and we tried to catch up on each other’s lives. He has lived in Europe and said something about when America sneezes, the whole world catches a cold! Since I worked in finance his statement was a kind of catch 22 and I couldn’t argue. So, I changed the conversation to a new song I heard, a real catchy tune that stays in your head.
Hope you enjoyed our look at more American Idioms.
Catch you later.