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    ordinary people

    Is there a difference in meaning between "ordinary people" and "normal people"?

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    Re: ordinary people

    Yes. Ordinary people don't stand out; you think of them as average in income, interests, and activities.

    Normal people are those who are psychologically and behaviorally unexceptional.
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    Re: ordinary people

    How about "common people"? Are they more like "ordinary" or "normal"?

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    #4

    Re: ordinary people

    Ordinary.
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    Re: ordinary people

    In BrE, common people are ordinary people, but if you say that someone is common, you mean that they are uncouth, rude, etc.

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