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    Question average vs. ordinary

    Hi! What's the difference between 'average' and 'ordinary'? Can I replace 'average' with 'ordinary' here? Thanks!

    I want to tell you what has been done in the last few days, and why it was done, and what the next steps are going to be. I recognize that the many proclamations from State capitols and from Washington, the legislation, the Treasury regulations, and so forth, couched for the most part in banking and legal terms, ought to be explained for the benefit of the average citizen. I owe this, in particular, because of the fortitude and the good temper with which everybody has accepted the inconvenience and hardships of the banking holiday. And I know that when you understand what we in Washington have been about, I shall continue to have your cooperation as fully as I have had your sympathy and your help during the past week.
    Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Fireside Chat.

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    Default Re: average vs. ordinary

    In this context, I would say "everyday citizen."

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    Default Re: average vs. ordinary

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    In this context, I would say "everyday citizen."
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