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  2. After many years of living alone she has a big collection of .
  3. Video games fulfill the instinct for men.
  4. He was always scared of in his older sister's room.
  5. In general, I don't like sweets, but my one is chocolate chip cookies.
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MX53 Shopping

Find out what these people like to shop for and what they don't like to shop for.

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the one exception

The one exception would be shopping.

An exception is something that is in some way, different than other similar things.  Notice the following:

  1. I hate sports, the one exception being ping-pong.  That's fun!
  2. School's boring.  The one exception would be English class.

DIY things

Shopping for DIY things.

DIY means 'Do-it-yourself'.  We use DIY items to fix or take care of things in and around our home.  Notice the following:

  1. You can find gardening tools in the DYI department.
  2. I'm not a DIY person.  I can't fix anything.


I enjoy wacky food

We use the word 'wacky to talk about people or things that are unusual in a funny way.  Notice the following:

  1. Jim Carrey is a wacky guy.
  2. It's a wacky TV comedy show.

girls stuff

I do not enjoy shopping for girls stuff.

Girls stuff would mean cosmetics, perfume, fashion accessories, stuff like that.  Notice the following:

  1. The girls stuff is on the third floor.
  2. Girls stuff is so expensive!


I have that hunter-gatherer instinct.

'Hunter-gatherer' is a phrase we use to talk about at time when people hunted animals and looked for plants to eat for survival.  Notice the following:

  1. Primative people were hunter-gatherers.
  2. My shopaholic girlfriend's a modern hunter-gatherer!

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