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Learn something new every day More Info When something sticks out like a sore thumb, it is obviously and clearly out of place. Like many interesting idioms in English, this phrase is used commonly by people who often do not stop to wonder about its origins.
To be clear, geeks are into building stuff, while nerds are more bookish. Apparently, this group was fine with the label and even felt a proud sense of belonging with it, so they reassured the teacher to not feel sorry for them, etc. My marginal acceptance was probably due mostly to the cheerleader component.
In retrospect, being a member of a small racial minority is both like sticking out like a sore thumb and being invisible at the same time. I know parts of Texas are very different now but at that time when we were living in Houston, there just were no Asians living there. My freshman high school class had students, 6 of us were Asian.
Sign me up! As a matter of fact, you stick out like a sore thumb. You can have all the friends in the world and still be different.
This one was suggested by Chris in the Aussie English Virtual Classroom, the Facebook group, that you guys can join in order to practice your English. Click join. So, every week I send out a post in the group and I say what expression do you guys want to do this week. Give me some suggestions and then with all the suggestions I put them into a poll and let you guys vote on which expression you guys would like to learn.
I was at a press event with a little over 35 other travel writers, bloggers, and brand representatives. I was talking to a travel writer about Japan, extremely curious about it because it is one of the places my family and I want to travel to soon. I asked her what her experience was like.