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Facial Hair

Jeff, in the spirit of Movember, talks about all the types of facial hair he has had over the years.

Todd: So Jeff, have you had all the different types of facial hair? We have beard, sideburns, goatee, mustache, soul patch.

Jeff: Handlebar.

Todd: Handlebar.

Jeff: Nice big chops, sideburns. Oh, yeah, I've had the Abe Lincoln style where you got the beard that just goes around from your ears around your chin, and back up to the other ear, Abe Lincoln, the soul patch, the mustache, the handlebar, the sideburns, the full-on lumberjack beard. Yeah, facial hair is really good. I like it, so.

Todd: OK, well let's go through these. When did you have the Abe Lincoln beard?

Jeff: I went through a real good Abe Lincoln beard phase when I was in India. I was in India for a coupled of years and I went with the Abe Lincoln style there, and I liked that. It was pretty.

Todd: Why did you choose the Abe Lincoln style?

Jeff: It's a good style of beard and it was just I grew it and I liked it so I just kept it for awhile. It was a good style. And I like Abe Lincoln. He's great so it was nice to have a nice facial hair like him. It was good.

Todd: So what about the mutton chops? Have you ever had the mutton chops?

Jeff: Yeah, I have had mutton chops but my mutton chops don't grow in as thick and nice as some real nice … some people like old England, you know, like 200 years ago in the 17th Century, they had some really nice mutton chops.

Todd: Like how long have you had a beard? How low could you get it?

Jeff: The sides of my beard don't grow in on my cheeks so they don't grow in too thick but I get a real long wispy beard, almost like an Asian style beard.

Todd: OK, so one last thing about the facial hair. We got to talk about the handlebars? Have you ever had the handlebars?

Jeff: Yeah, I've had a handlebar mustache a couple of times. Very groovy style, and again like my lamb chops, they don't grow in. The handlebar mustache for me doesn't grow in so well, but I've attempted the handlebar and it's not bad, but it's one that I don't do so well.

Learn Vocabulary from the Lesson

full on


I had the full on lumberjack beard.

When something is full on, that means it is complete or the highest level it can get. Notice the following:

  1. He had the full on hippie look going.
  2. We are expecting the storm to hit us full on tomorrow.

go through


Let's go through these.

When you go through something, that just means you view it, often to discuss it. Notice the following:

  1. Let's go through all the chapters in the book.
  2. Please don't go through my pictures. I don't want anyone to see them.

grow in


The sides of my beard don't grow in.

Teeth and hair can grow in. They are gown in when they reach full size or reach sizable length. Notice the following:

  1. My son's teeth are starting to grow in.
  2. My beard still needs to grow in a little bit.

wispy beard


I get a real long wispy beard.

Something that is wispy is thin and twisted, so a wispy beard is a thin beard that is long and a little tangled. Notice the following:

  1. The air was filled with wispy smoke from the cigarette.
  2. He was always stroking his wispy beard when thinking.



It is a very groovy style.

When something is groovy, it is cool. The word groovy was popular in the 60's and 70's, but not so much today. Now it often refers to something from the 60's or 70's. Notice the following:

  1. He has a groovy hairstyle.
  2. Those tie-died bell-bottom pants are really groovy.

Vocabulary Quiz

wispy • groovy • full on
grow in • go through
  1. Do you like to old photos albums?
  2. If you drink too much sugar you can become a diabetic.
  3. Those shorts are really .
  4. There is lots of smoke in the air.
  5. My beard still needs to .
Answer the following questions about the interview.

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