This week’s episode is a companion to the vocabulary builder video published on YouTube and the website. We discuss more complicated family relationships as well as lots of idioms that use family relationship words like ‘mother’. Do you know what the phrase “mother lode” means? What about “grandfather clause”? Listen here and learn!
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- link to family vocabulary builder video
- What is a second cousin? First cousin once removed? First cousin twice removed?
- Family trees and family history buffs
- The term ‘ex’
- Traveling in Africa with my aunt and uncle
- Grandma and grandpa – lots of people in the US go by a different term like ‘Nana’, ‘GG’, ‘Paw Paw’, ‘Grammy’, ‘Pop’, etc.
- Family idioms:
- Like father, like son; a chip off the old block; the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
- not your father’s _____
- mama’s boy
- mother lode
- swear on your mother’s grave
- everyone and their mother
- you kiss your mother with that mouth? (to have a dirty mouth)
- using ‘brother’ for a friend (or ‘bro’)
- big brother / big brother is watching you
- am I my brother’s keeper?
- grandfather clause / to be grandfathered in
- say ‘uncle’ [link to video from A Christmas Story]
- Uncle Sam [link to poster]
- The phrase ‘to get on that’