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    Cool What's the catch of the day?!

    Hello,

    what does (what's the catch of the day) mean?

    I know that someone may use it when he/she wants to buy from a restaurant, so he is asking about (the fishes).

    But I mean in slang, when someone asks me (what's the catch of the day), what does that mean?
    and what should I reply?


    Thank you!.

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    Re: What's the catch of the day?!

    I have never heard this phrase being used other than in a restaurant or fish shop context. Outside these scenarios, I would assume it's being used as a greeting in a similar way to "What's happening?" or "What's up (Whazzup)?". In other words, "What are you doing today?"
    Depending on your personal circumstances and preferences, you might reply anything from "I'm off to Monte Carlo in my private jet", through "I'm hanging with my homies", to "Nothing much; what about you?"
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: What's the catch of the day?!

    I have never heard it outside of a restaurant.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: What's the catch of the day?!

    Welcome to the forum, Flamingo.

    In what circumstances do people ask you that question? Why don't you ask them what they mean?

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    Re: What's the catch of the day?!

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Flamingo:

    *****

    1. Credit at the end of the post:


    Megan: Arr, what's the catch of the day, Marc?

    Marc: Arr, looks like it's one fleein' [fleeing] suspect.

    (My note: Apparently, Marc is some kind of police officer and has caught someone suspected of breaking a law.)

    2. Credit at the end of this post:

    Female (talks with a male friend in a bar): And you're looking very debonair [confident and charming].

    Male friend: Got to make an effort.

    Female: What's the catch of the day, then?

    Male friend: There's a young lady from Ardnamurchan I've been chatting to.

    (My note: Apparently, he has caught a potential girlfriend.)



    Source #1: I went to the "Web" section of the Google search engine and typed in "What's the catch of the day?" I found an article that contained dialogue from a television cartoon entitled The Amazing Spiez!

    Source #2: I went to the "Books" section of the Google search engine and typed in "What's the catch of the day?" I found a novel entitled The Dragon's Promise by Jeanette McCarthy.

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