What’s the Difference Between Staring and Gawking?

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Click here for the audio: [powerpress url="http://www.davidfjames.com/podcast/012-staring-and-gawking.mp3"]   Staring and gawking both refer to keeping your eyes fixed on someone or something but there is a difference. Study the pictures below and see the difference between a stare and a gawk: In these two pictures the two men and the woman have their eyes fixed on something and they appear to be deep in thought, concentrating.   Credit: https://flic.kr/p/qM2Fn Credit: https://flic.kr/p/7QApzW   In the next picture we see a man in the street gawking at something, or someone. Credit: https://flic.kr/p/v1QTX2 In this picture the girl on the far right is gawking at something. Credit: https://flic.kr/p/7NJoKf     Did you notice that when a person is gawking they often have their mouth open with a blank or vacant look on the face. So some dictionaries describe gawking as staring open-mouthed, stupidly. So if...

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What Is Collateral Damage?

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Words With The Suffix AGE

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Words With A Silent ‘b’

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