Ordinary

Ordinary may refer to:

  • Ordinary (heraldry), a simple geometrical figure on displayed on a shield
  • Ordinary (lecture), a type of lecture given in universities of the Middle Ages
  • Ordinary (liturgy), a set of texts in Roman Catholic and other Western Christian liturgies that are generally invariable
  • Ordinary (officer), an officer of a church or civic authority who by reason of office has ordinary power to execute laws
  • "Ordinary" (Wayne Brady song) (2008)
  • "Ordinary" (Train song) (2004)
  • Ordinary (film), a Malayalam-language film

Famous quotes containing the word ordinary:

    Yet there is a mystery here and it is not one that I understand: without the sting of otherness, of—even—the vicious, without the terrible energies of the underside of health, sanity, sense, then nothing works or can work. I tell you that goodness-what we in our ordinary daylight selves call goodness: the ordinary, the decent—these are nothing without the hidden powers that pour forth continually from their shadow sides. Their hidden aspects contained and tempered.
    Doris Lessing (b. 1919)

    The Ordinary Life: the misery seems planned, the happiness accidental.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    Poetry is the most direct and simple means of expressing oneself in words: the most primitive nations have poetry, but only quite well developed civilizations can produce good prose. So don’t think of poetry as a perverse and unnatural way of distorting ordinary prose statements: prose is a much less natural way of speaking than poetry is. If you listen to small children, and to the amount of chanting and singsong in their speech, you’ll see what I mean.
    Northrop Frye (1912–1991)