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World's • world-class • meltdown
rim • dorky
  1. She used to write for the local newspaper, but now she is a journalist.
  2. You really need new glasses, because the ones you have are really .
  3. Be careful. The of that glass is a little broken.
  4. If we want to make it to this year, we are going to have to practice a lot more.
  5. She's very stressed in her life right now, and I feel like she might have a at any moment.
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654 Ultimate Frisbee Part 2
Wendi talks about more about Ultimate Frisbee.

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World's

I organize leagues and I represent Canada at World's.

Here, 'World's' refers to the world championships or competitions. Notice the following:

  1. He will be an announcer at World's next year.
  2. Our team is hoping to make it to World's in Australia this year.

world-class

I didn't know you're a world-class athlete.

Someone or something that is 'world-class' is very high quality and can compete at an international level. Notice the following:

  1. She never expected that she would become a world-class athlete.
  2. I think with a little bit of work we could become a world-class company.

meltdown

It was actually a meltdown tournament for us.

In this example, 'meltdown' indicates that the tournament was a disaster. You say that someone or something has a meltdown when it completely self-destructs. Notice the following:

  1. Whenever my young son gets really tired, it's very possible that he will have a meltdown.
  2. It was such a horrible day that I actually had a meltdown after lunch and didn't think I would make it through the rest of the day.

rim

The Frisbee golf disks are smaller and the rims are different.

The 'rim' on a Frisbee disk is the edge part that folds over. It it generally used for the edge of something in the shape of a circle. Notice the following:

  1. It's not a good idea to sit on the rim of the bathtub, because you might fall.
  2. The basketball bounced off the rim of the basket.

dorky

Those disks take different angles, so it's really technical and incredibly dorky.

Something 'dorky' is unfashionable or not popular to use or do. Notice the following:

  1. When I was a teenager, my parents used to embarrass me with the dorky clothes they would wear.
  2. I know these boots are dorky, but they are comfortable and functional.