He was, however, extraordinary, and that tended to scare townsfolk, who were hooked on the Ordinary with a capital O, and preferred their day-to-day served without any Extra.
To say that the Baddenfield family had a checkered past is to insult innocent board games everywhere. It is also inaccurate. The lives of the Baddenfields were not checkered. If their family tree were a chessboard, the squares would all be black.
–The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano
He took great pleasure in teasing her; he’d decided that Bee was no name for a person, and that it must just be the first letter of her real name. So every time he came in, he addressed her by a new and awful name that started with B.
–Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler
Ali loved words, and she especially loved that words and names, like shoes, could fit.
–One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street by Joanne Rocklin
It seemed that the show-off cat had been telling the truth; she really was working for the government.