008 - Expression: To Hit The Hay

In this expression episode, you'll learn how to use the common English expression "to hit the hay" and about The Amish.

American English Podcast

American English Podcast

By Shana Thompson


"The first time I heard about them was when my sister moved to Pennsylvania, to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and we went to visit her . . . and that’s sort of right in the heart of Amish Country. So that’s where I first heard of them and saw them. It’s kind of fascinating, it’s like going back in time, like a hundred years ago. They don’t have electricity, no TVs, no cell phones, no cars . . ."


Right, welcome back! In that snippet you heard my mom answering the question, "what is it like to visit the Amish community in the U.S.?"

Later in this episode, I’ll talk a little bit about the Amish communities that live in the United States. You may know them as the group of traditionalists that do not use modern technology or wear modern clothing, but there are so many other interesting facts about their history and lifestyle that are worth learning. So stay tuned.

We’ll go ahead and start with a joke. 

Question: Why did the Amish woman divorce her husband?

Any ideas? 

Answer: He was driving her buggy.

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Shana - ESL Teacher

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