Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A tad...

 “A tad” is the same as saying, “A little”. It is more expressive and very commonly used in natural speech. It is mostly used in a humorous, especially sarcastic way. 

1. We also use “a tad (bit)” when we make an understatement… that is when we make something seem less serious or extreme than it really is. For example: “It’s a tad bit hot in the Sahara Desert”. 

2. John D. Rockefeller was an American industrialist and philanthropist who played a pivotal role in the establishment of the oil industry and defined the structure of modern philanthropy. Rockefeller strongly believed that his purpose in life was to make as much money as possible and then use it wisely to improve the condition of mankind. When asked once, "How much money is enough money?" He replied, "Just a little bit more." Don’t all of us always want just a tad bit more money?! 

3. When someone asks you whether you are lazy, forgetful or anything of that nature, and you feel that you must be honest, you can respond, “Just a tad bit”. 

4. Most people need just a tad bit more courage to reach their dreams. Do you need a little more courage? 

5. Brazilians are a tad bit crazy about Carnival and soccer. South Africans are a tad bit crazy about rugby and cricket. I imagine Argentineans are a tad bit crazy about “Churrascos”. 

6. (CNN) -- “A federal jury Thursday found a 32-year-old Minnesota woman guilty of illegally downloading music from the Internet and fined her $80,000 each - a total of $1.9 million - for 24 songs”. Don’t you think that’s a tad bit excessive!? 

7. When you’re shopping and you ask the price of something, and it’s a lot more expensive than you are willing to pay, do you tell the assistant that you will return to the store later to buy the product… or do you tell them outright (directly/ honestly) that it’s a tad bit too expensive for you? 

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