CatchThis Blog / fun language

Laurel Sutton

February 10, 2011

Just like TV Tropes, Reddit can be a great/horrible time waster. I generally don’t go there unless someone I trust sends me a link, and recently I got a great one. The question: What are your favorite culturally untranslateable phrases? The original poster kicks things off with this amazing example: I was born and raised […]

Laurel Sutton

January 7, 2011

This item was originally published on January 5th, 2010 at Fast Company. In my last blog, I looked at how Batman is known globally in comics. With plans in the current DC storyline to have Batman Inc. go worldwide, I thought we’d see if this is really feasible–that is, do bats have the same connotations […]

Laurel Sutton

December 7, 2010

Today’s lesson is about language use, and more specifically, how to use a swear word correctly. I am usually a fan of Progressive’s commercials, starring the ever-cheerful Flo; they’re short and funny, and while I don’t believe for a second that Progressive actually does allow you to “name your own price” for auto insurance, I […]

Mark Skoultchi

January 1, 2006

We here at Catchword do not endorse the use of the following phrases. But they make us laugh. Found on the Internet; if I can find an attribution, I’ll include it in an edit. 36 ways to say someone is stupid Big hat, no cattle. A few clowns short of a circus. A few fries […]