In her family of black-haired relatives, Annie’s bright-red locks were an anomaly. Her grandfather was very surprised by how different Annie looked from his other grandchildren, and exclaimed, “What an anomaly this girl is!” All the children in her neighborhood called her “carrot top” because of her anomalous, odd red hair; she was the only child they knew with such a striking and noticeable feature.
Quiz: What is an example of an anomaly?
- A failing test grade from a top student in class.
- A mistake that costs a company millions of dollars.
- A type of plant that is rare and difficult to find.