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see • grow out • comb over
funny • puberty
  1. Your skin changes a lot once you hit.
  2. It's though that she used to be the tall kid in class.
  3. My science teacher this years does a terrible every day.
  4. He's trying to the hair on his face, because he wants to have a beard.
  5. I that you're using contact lenses now.
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601 Nice Haircut!
Joel talks about the various hair styles he has had over the years.

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I see

I see you got your hair cut today.

You can use the phrase 'I see' when you notice something about someone. Notice the following:

  1. I see that he is new to the area.
  2. I see that you're feeling a little tired today.

grow out

In college, I had long hair and I grew it out pretty long.

If you 'grow your hair out' you let it become long. Notice the following:

  1. Wow! You look so different now that you grew your hair out.
  2. I want to grow my hair out long enough that I can put it up when I exercise.

comb over

When it's all gone, are you going to start coming it all over?

A 'comb over' is a comical hairstyle that is used by men when they start losing their hair. It is done by taking the hair from one side of the head and brushing it over a bald spot that is forming in the middle of your head. Notice the following:

  1. Even though he does a comb over, it's pretty obvious that he is going bald.
  2. My grandpa used to have a great comb over until he cut his hair short.

it's funny though

It's funny though that when I was born, I was bald.

You can use this phrase it introduce some information that is actually humorous or that is interesting, because it is unexpected. Notice the following:

  1. It's funny though, because 2 years ago she didn't know how to wash her own clothes, and now she has a kid.
  2. It's funny though, because she was always scared of doctors when she was younger, and now she's a doctor.

hit puberty

As soon as I hit puberty, my hair suddenly got curly.

'Puberty' is the age when children's bodies start changing and maturing to become more like adult bodies. When you begin to see signs of puberty, you can say that you have 'hit puberty.' This usually happens between the ages of 10 and 13. Notice the following:

  1. When young boys hit puberty, their voices will begin to change.
  2. Middle school was very uncomfortable for him, because he hit puberty earlier than a lot of his friends.