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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 136. The noun phrase today is

  • class clown. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. A class clown is a student

  • who often deliberately ... so on purpose, makes a lot of jokes to entertain the

  • class. Yeah. Probably like every day. Maybe he'll do ... very often he'll probably

  • mostly yell things out, but he may do anything funny to try to make the

  • class laugh. Maybe he enjoys it. He maybe gets a little bit of a kick out of it.

  • And he does it a lot. That's what we call this. You know, often very often most

  • students might have one class clown. So that's what a class clown is. Okay. Let's

  • continue. Class clowns are often witty. You know, because they could usually

  • think of funny things to say right away. But may or may not be a disturbance or

  • annoyance to a teacher. It all depends depends on the whole environment. It depends

  • on the whole situation. If the student doesn't go too far and do it too often

  • and really stop or interfere with teaching. The teacher may not mind. You

  • know, the student may be comic relief. Every now and then say something funny.

  • You know, put everybody into relaxed mood and maybe even the teacher might find

  • some of the things that does or says funny too. But if he goes overboard , maybe

  • he could get into trouble. If he goes it does it too much or it goes too far or

  • just tries to make all jokes all the time where you know, it's actually

  • disturbing the class. So it all depends. It's a case-by-case basis. All right. Let's

  • continue. The word clown itself has been used since the 1600s to describe a

  • professional fool. Yeah. I remember like in the Middle Ages they used to have a , a

  • guy that was like a jester for the king and the Queen and the nobles. Okay. And it

  • took on the meaning of someone who acts inappropriately in the 1920's. So you can

  • call another person a clown. Sometimes kind of as an insult or like somebody's

  • a joke or a worthless person. He could be kind of like a

  • clown too. It is therefore natural to eventually have the term

  • class clown for a particular student that often tries to make the class laugh. So

  • they eventually started using it for that that's a class clown. Okay. Good. And

  • we just have two examples to finish up here. Example number one. Jack used to be

  • known or maybe he had a reputation for to be known as the class clown in grammar

  • school. Okay. Good. and number two here. The teacher told his

  • mother that Joey is the class clown. I don't know if your parent is that a good

  • thing or not. I'm not sure. It all depends. Okay. Anyway I hope you got it . I hope it was

  • clear. I hope it was informative. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 136. The noun phrase today is

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