nothing special

Today’s Zippy:

A flood of synonyms: mundane, quotidian, ordinary, normal, neutral, commonplace, typical, middling, average, and in the title, okay (conveying ‘just okay, nothing special’). You can only get so much into a three-panel strip, but there are a number of other possibilities.

(Note the name of the device the Dingburgers are using to channel Leona Helmsley: Ecto-Plazmo, a play on ectoplasm. Oh, and Leona Helmsley comes up in the strip a lot; a search on “Helmsley” on the Zippy site nets 27 strips, not including today’s.)

From the NOAD2 thesaurus under ordinary, these items not in the Zippy list:

The ordinary course of events: standard, common, customary, habitual, everyday, regular, routine, day-to-day

my life seemed very ordinary: run-of-the-mill, middle-of-the road, standard, conventional, unremarkable, workaday, undistinguished, nondescript, colorless, humdrum, unmemorable, pedestrian, prosaic, uninteresting, uneventful, dull, boring, bland, suburban, hackneyed, garden-variety, plain-vanilla, nothing to write home about, no great shakes


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