"the odd ____ out"

Scot LaFaive spiderrmonkey at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 15 18:47:57 UTC 2006

Or the odd balls out.


>From: Charles Doyle <cdoyle at UGA.EDU>
>Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>Subject: "the odd ____ out"
>Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 13:38:12 -0500
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>Poster:       Charles Doyle <cdoyle at UGA.EDU>
>Subject:      "the odd ____ out"
>Since the topic of my student's paragraph (in a comparative essay for a
>final exam) was a Shakespearean female, the character could hardly be
>referred to as a MAN.  The student's sentence came out this way: "In that
>respect, Portia is the odd ball out."
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