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: Typical

Meaning: Regular, usual, common.

Examples:

It was a typical weekend in the summer for me: I went to the beach and went out to eat with friends, as usual.

It’s hard for me to describe a typical day at work because every day is different.

They had a typical Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing.

 

Pop Quiz:

What’s the opposite of typical?

A.  Extraordinary

B.  Boring

C.  Normal

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Awesome Adjective: Humid

humid

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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Awesome Adjective: Ripe

Meaning: Describing fruit that’s ready to eat.

Those mangoes are still green. They’re not ripe yet.

I know the peaches are hard, but they should be ripe in a couple of days.

Fruit that isn’t ripe usually tastes sour.

Examples:

What color is a ripe banana?

A.  Yellow

B.  Green

C.  Black

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Awesome Adjective: Allergic

Meaning: To have allergies; usually used with “to,” as in “allergic to something”

Examples: 

My nephew’s allergic to peanuts, so don’t give him a peanut butter sandwich.

At the hospital, they always ask you if you’re allergic to any medication.

She has a rash. Maybe it’s an allergic reaction.

Pop Quiz:

If you’re allergic to something, what should you do?

A.  Stay away from it.

B.  Don’t eat any of it.

C.  Tell your doctor about it.

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