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such as

such as

Date: Sep 13 2007

Themes: Pop Culture


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I believe that our education, like such as South Africa and the Iraq everywhere like such as...I believe that they should, our education over here in the US should help the US…”

- Miss South Carolina, Caitlin Upton, when asked why one-fifth of Americans can’t locate the US on a map.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

an introduction to a comparison or list

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

You might notice that this week’s quotation makes no sense. In fact, the entire answer that Caitlin Upton gave to the question made no sense. Upton was a contestant in a beauty pageant, a competition young women enter in which they are judged by their looks and skills, and she has recently become famous for answering this question so poorly.

Upton was confused about the question (or about where she was), so she tried to sound smart by saying such as a lot, as well as the names of various countries. (Note: it’s incorrect to put “the” before Iraq.)

Such as is a phrase you can use to introduce a list or make a comparison. You can almost always use “like” anywhere you use such as, but it’s a little more formal and proper to say such as, which is why Upton kept saying it in her answer. Just think, now that you know how to use the phrase such as, you can speak English better than a lot of Americans,such as Miss South Carolina!


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“I chose which car to buy based on qualities such as how fast it goes, what color it is, and if I think it will help me attract lovers.”

“If I lived in a dry place, such as Nevada, I think I would get sick a lot less often.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

liru For example
by liru
for example
by periwinkle.chic
freindly maybe it is same meaning of (like)
by freindly
for example
by xiatian1900
for example
by BlueOcen
Blue-Smile to give an example; of a kind of something.
by Blue-Smile
ekidz220 similar to, as same as.
by ekidz220
i think it equals "for example"
by smileapple
Y.Furu for example
by Y.Furu
does it mean "for example"?
by kadyyang
stevenzlt for example,for instance...
by stevenzlt
of that type or a similar type
by Aravind3000
In the same way as, just as in, for example as in
by Austinpowers
majdoli as an example of
by majdoli
loukas Like, like the one of
by loukas
for example....
by degaya

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SmileMY city tourist attraction are  famous such as Phattaya,  Phuket,  Cheangmai, Hadyaiy etc. Smile

06:17 AM Nov 19 2009 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I think such poor answers find way to peoples every days conversations just because the speaker is some how different from ordinary people.and its not good.

11:48 PM Oct 08 2007 |


United States


01:23 AM Sep 25 2007 |




hi ,how did i do it

10:10 AM Sep 20 2007 |




08:18 AM Sep 18 2007 |




i’m not undestand about all this…..who can help me

02:26 PM Sep 16 2007 |



United States

poor girl

05:15 PM Sep 14 2007 |




cool… it’s like as same as

09:07 AM Sep 14 2007 |



really great

08:52 AM Sep 13 2007 |

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