Catch Word #262 – Doomscrolling


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At some point, we’ve all found ourselves scrolling through the news or social media for hours on end. Sometimes the things we discover make us feel good (cute puppy videos!), and other times we find things that makes us feel bad (most news article about the world nowadays!). In this episode, Andrew and Kassy teach you two idiomatic expressions that you can use to talk about spending time on the Internet.

The Culips Catch Word series teaches you idioms, phrasal verbs, and expressions used in everyday life. Listening to this Catch Word audio lesson will help you improve your English listening and speaking skills, while also giving you interesting new ways to talk about the internet and social media.

If you’d like to watch the video Andrew mentions in this video, you can find it here.

Fun facts

While people have used doomscrolling to describe their internet usage since early 2018, it only became popular and entered everyday usage in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Doomscrolling
  • Break the internet
  • Apt
  • Doom and gloom
  • Pack
  • If I do say so myself

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