Episode from the podcastThe Vocab Man - Fluent Vocabulary

#32 - What is your favorite word or expression - share with us!

Released Friday, 4th September 2020
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What is your favorite expression? Do you have a favorite word?
What is your favorite word? Democratization.
So I thought maybe this could be a cool idea. If you want me to cover an expression or a word on this podcast, then just send me an email to myfluentpodcast@gmail.com.

I have a favorite expression that I use with staff and your favorite, maybe some parents or friends have also say is it's called "trust your gut" (trust your instinct or feeling).
I'd say (I would say) trust your gut and just participate. This is going to be fun. I guarantee. A hundred percent.


There is an expression in my language, where you call someone constipated dog. And when I'm driving, I use that expression a whole lot but actually my favorite expression is from Spanish is Mexican Spanish. A word. I learned from all the kids who taught me when I thought was English. When I was back in Watsonville. And it's "Spanish speaking"
what, you know, I don't even know how to translate it exactly but like, all at loose ends, untidy, I know how to use it and Any of you, Spanish speakers can provide a better translation or So discombobulated, but a little, okay. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. That sounds pretty good. Actually. It's sort of like that.

And you could give background information. Why you like this specific expression or tell us or write to us where you came across that expression. It's up to you. And of course, if you like, you can also send me a voice message. This would be even better. And then I could integrate it in a future episode. So the email address is myfluentpodcast@gmail.com. And by the way, one of my favorite words or expressions is in a jiffy.

Like be back in a Jiffy.

And I came across this expression in a very old book called poison Island. In a jiffy is a colloquial English expression for "in a short amount of time".
The origins of jiffy or unknown though, there are theories. One suggestion is that it comes from British thieves slang for lightning. Hence, that means very fast in a jiffy
be back in a Jiffy, mate. So that's it for today. I am the vocab man, and you were listening to fluent vocabulary and I hope you tune in in a jiffy.


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