Sunday, October 6, 2013

Extraordinary Defined

I suppose we would be remiss if we didn't at least take a glimpse at the opposite of ordinary, which is unimaginatively called extraordinary.

ex·traor·di·nar·y

[ik-strawr-dn-er-ee, ek-struh-awr-] adjective
1. beyond what is usual, ordinary, regular, or established: extraordinary costs.
2. exceptional in character, amount, extent, degree, etc.; noteworthy; remarkable: extraordinary speed; an extraordinary man.
3. (of an official, employee, etc.) outside of or additional to the ordinary staff; having a special, often temporary task or responsibility: minister extraordinary and plenipotentiary.


Hmm.  No help here.   Something typical that even those kids from the AT&T commercials could figure out.  It's the whole "established" thing that I'm trying to dive into.  Established things are established for a reason, so why is it so disheartening to be labelled ordinary?
No answers or inspiration today.  

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31 Days of Ordinary

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