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folk heroes • real life • clean it up
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  1. I was shocked to get a person at the call center.
  2. She made it to the top .
  3. All cultures have they look up to.
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1063 Ned Kelly

Shirley talks with Jake about a famous folk here in Australian history.

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folk heroes

similar folk heroes

Folk heroes are traditional cultural heroes from our country's past. Note the following.

  1. Russell Crowe plays the folk hero Robin Hood in the 2010 movie of the same name.
  2. Joseph became a bit of a French folk hero after vandalizing a fast food restaurant in 1999.

real life

He was a real life person.

A real life person is living or has lived in the past. He or she is not a character from a book, TV show or a movie. Notice the sample sentences:

  1. Superman is, of course, not a real life person.
  2. Buffalo Bill Cody was a real life person from America's wild west.

clean it up

clean it up for children

Here 'clean it up' means to change or remove text, speech, or images that might be offensive or unsuitable to some. Notice the following:

  1. HBO commonly cleans up movie dialog for TV viewing.
  2. My teacher returned my homework and told me to clean up the grammar.

stand out

people who have stood out

People or things that stand out are special. The meaning can be positive or negative. Notice the sample sentences.

  1. The poor performance of the French team really stood out at the 2010 World Cup.
  2. Tiger Woods was a stand out as a young boy.

in their own right

become famous in their own right

The phrase 'in their own right' talks about success by a person's own ability and hard work, often without the help of others. See below.

  1. Bill Clinton is a famous US president, and his wife is famous in her own right.
  2. My father never finished high school, but started a business, worked hard and became successful in his own right.