AEE 866: We Are Flipping Out Over this Cool Phrase

use English expression on the flip side

Today is Christmas Day!

Merry Christmas to anyone who celebrates the holiday. 

Wow 2017 has been an amazing year.

What has been your favorite thing about the year?

For Christmas today we have a fun little expression we’re going to show you guys and it’s something you might hear on the street.

The expression is: “Catch ya on the flip side”

Today we’ll show you how to use this expression and what it means so that you can connect more successfully with native speakers.

 

Hi sweet hostesses:

“Would you be able to talk about “on the flip side” by any chance? Thank you a lot.”

-AEE Listener

 

So what does “on the flip side” mean?

It means “I’ll talk to you later” or “I’ll see you later.”

It’s interesting where this comes from.

According to Urban Dictionary, “The “flip side” is the reverse side of a vinyl record, a term often used by radio DJs.  They might say “I’ll catch you on the flip side” to mean they will let a particular album play through, and won’t start talking again until they have to change or flip records.” Click here to read more

Not everyone uses this phrase.

It sounds kind of young and casual.

 

What would you say instead:

  • “Catch ya later.”
  • “See ya later.”
  • “I’ll catch up with you later.”
  • “See ya in a bit.”

 

Today’s takeaway:

Have fun with this.

If you want to experiment among friends then throw it out there.

It’s used when you’re in a good mood usually.

See how they react when you use it then decide if you want to make it part of your repertoire.

Most importantly, recognize it if you hear it.

It is super natural. This is one of the tools that you need to connect.

 

What questions do you have?

Let us know in the comments below.

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