This micro-listening is taken from Episode 243 of No Such Thing as a Fish, a brilliant podcast in which the four presenters share and discuss interesting facts.

, um, .
When 12 I asked middle name, um, because I have .
When I 12 I asked a new middle name, um, because I didn't have one .

…because I didn’t really have one

Notice the very short and relaxed pronunciation of because.

This can make it difficult to hear in rapid, spoken English. You have probably seen the spelling cos, but remember that this is very informal.

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