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Typical Quotations

Here are some fun quotations using our newest Awesome Adjective:

“I can’t believe I’ve turned into a typical old man. I can’t believe it. I was young just minutes ago.”

– Maurice Sendak

“A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

“I’m a typical middle child. I’m the mediator. The one that makes everything OK, puts their own needs aside to make sure everybody’s happy. It’s hard to change your nature, even with years and years of therapy.”

– Jennifer Jason Leigh

“I’ve never had coffee. I’ve always hated the smell. It was always tea. I was a pretty typical kid, though. I grew up drinking Lipton. I didn’t know there was other tea to drink.”

– Billy Corgan

“There’s always been a lot of information about your activities. Every phone number you dial, every credit-card charge you make. It’s long since passed that a typical person doesn’t leave footprints.”

– Bill Gates

“In a typical history book, black Americans are mentioned in the context of slavery or civil rights. There’s so much more to the story.”

– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“I don’t even think of myself as particularly good looking, and not at all a typical kind of Hollywood leading man sort of actor.”

– Ryan Gosling

“I long for typical days, but rarely get them anymore.”

– Nora Roberts

“One of the big, most underlying messages for me is celebrating beauty that is not typical.”

– Tyra Banks

“I’m very much a typical Midwesterner, and I don’t think the condition is curable.”

– John Malkovich

 

 

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Awesome Adjective: Humid

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Meaning: Describing the air when there’s a lot of water in it.

Example:

It gets very hot and humid in New York City during the summer.

They asked the teacher to turn on the air conditioner because it was so humid.

I always feel so tired in humid weather.

 

Pop Quiz:

Where is it not usually very humid?

A.  The jungle.

B.  The ocean.

C.  The desert.

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128 Words to Use Instead of “Very”

Here’s a little something from the internet for those of you who want to improve your vocabulary – just click on the image below to get a larger view:

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Awesome Adjective: Controversial

Meaning: Causing arguments and disagreements.

Examples:

You should avoid controversial topics like politics and religion on a first date.

The candidate for president has some very controversial opinions.

He’s a controversial historical figure. Some say he was a great man, some say he was evil.

Pop Quiz:

Which could be described as controversial?

A.  A book that makes a lot of people angry.

B.  A movie that makes a lot of people angry.

C.  A singer that makes a lot of people angry.

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Awesome Adjective: Impatient

Meaning: The opposite of patient – describing someone who is restless and can’t wait.

Examples:

The students were impatient to start school again after their long holiday vacation.

Another train will arrive in just a minute. Don’t be so impatient!

The line at the bank was long and you could tell the customers were getting impatient.

 

Pop Quiz:

What does an impatient person do?

A.  They go to sleep.

B.  They walk back and forth and run their hands through their hair.

C.  They quietly look out the window and daydream.

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Awesome Adjective: Reasonable

Meaning: Logical, rational, moderate, not emotional.

Examples:

When I got angry, she told me to be reasonable.

They’ll only reach an agreement if both sides are reasonable.

Why are you late? Give me a reasonable explanation.

 

Pop Quiz:

If a store’s prices are reasonable, it means…

A.  they are high.

B.  they are low.

C.  they are neither high nor low.

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