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britney copycats
 

 

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CAUSE / REASON EFFECT CONTRAST / ADDITION OTHERS
CAUSE OUTCOME ADDITION PURPOSE

(be) caused by

consequently /

and

in order to

(be) the result of

as a result / as a consequence

moreover

so that

      EMPHASIS / FOCUS

results from

results in

furthermore

in fact

since

therefore / so

in addition / in addition to

even / indeed

  OUTCOME – CONTRARY CONTRAST TRANSITION

because  / because of

yet  / even so

however 

the main / first cause / the reason is

on account of

though / although / even though

but / while / whereas

another / a third/ a fourth cause

due to

regardless of the fact

in contrast / in contrast to

for all these reasons

      CONDITION

as

still / but still

on the contrary

otherwise / if not  / or else 

for the reason that

nevertheless

on the one/ other hand

if / unless

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"Wanna-bes" —  Mimicking Idols

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Gaga look alike
 

 

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Two 12-year-old girls are standing outside a mini-mart. They are wearing matching tube tops and short skirts like Britney Spears clones. One holds a cigarette, like an adult, where everyone can see her.   She looks around to make sure other girls are noticing her.  When asked why she dresses the way she does, she says that she likes it.      More specifically, it has more to do with her ambiguous role as a pee-teen in society. 
Two 12-year-old girls are standing outside a mini-mart. They are wearing matching tube tops and short skirts like Britney Spears clones. One holds a cigarette, like an adult, where everyone can see her.   She looks around to make sure other girls are noticing her.  When asked why she dresses the way she does, she says that she likes it.      More specifically, it has more to do with her ambiguous role as a per-teen in society.  

ambiguous (adj) – unclear, confusing, two-sided

clone (n.) - identical genetic copy

mimic (v.) - copy or imitate

mimicry (n.) a copy, an imitation

wanna-be (slang n.) – dressing and acting like a famous person, a pop idol: "want-to-be"; plural wanna-bes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Wanna-bes"

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  Pre-teens are in between child and adult stages.  
  Pre-teens are in between child and adult stages.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Wanna-bes"

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  Unfortunately, many of their idols dress and behave in ways that are not age-appropriate.    Teens need better role models than Hollywood currently has to offer. 
  Unfortunately, many of their idols dress and behave in ways that are not age-appropriate.    Teens need better role models than Hollywood currently has to offer. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Wanna-bes"

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One of these things is spending ridiculous amounts of money on idol clothing-lines.  That's right!  Young Hollywood celebrities are making money off  their twelve-year old "peers" who give in to peer pressure. 
. One of these things is spending ridiculous amounts of money on idol clothing-lines.  That's right!  Young Hollywood celebrities are making money off  their twelve-year old "peers" who give in to peer pressure.