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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 99. The noun phrase today is a

  • catnap. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. You

  • can sometimes see catnap as a noun phrase, like as two words. Or sometimes it

  • can be found as a single word. Remember some dictionaries sometimes vary on some

  • will say two words is okay. Some may say one word is okay or some say both are

  • okay. All right. Let's continue. A catnap is a short sleep usually during the day

  • and often not in a bed. So it's not like you're usually home and you're going to

  • sleep. You don't really call that a catnap. You're just probably call that a

  • nap. It is often the short type of nap one may take at work. Yes. Leaning on a

  • desk, or stretching out on a chair or a couch but, but not really in a bed. Okay.

  • Let's continue here. Of course this phrase alludes to the idea of cats. You

  • know coming from cats itself who generally sleep about twelve to sixteen

  • hours a day. So it's a lot of sleep. So they take a lot of short naps during the

  • day. Although some cat owners say they also take some really long naps too.

  • Let's continue here. They say cat naps are believed to have started in ancient

  • Egypt. Egyptians thought of cats as a sacred animal and they say Pharaohs and

  • some of the elite , the Egyptian elite began to emulate them, began to copy them.

  • And to say hey that's a good idea what that cat is doing. Nowadays a cat nap can

  • also be referred to as a power nap. Yeah. You know, in our modern times we want to

  • give it some energy. We're taking that nap to get more energy to get more

  • power. Wake up and then I'm strong. So , but still you might hear both. So we say

  • somebody took a cat nap or somebody who makes it want to sound a lot better ... maybe

  • at work, it sounds like a better excuse. I'm taking a power nap, so that when I

  • wake up I have lots of energy for work. Well anyway, I

  • hope you got it. I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 99. The noun phrase today is a

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