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Peter DeWolf

Peter is a freelance writer, novelist, optioned screenwriter and blogger over at

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And when he’s 15, he’ll want some cash to go to a movie with that cute little brunette girl from his English class who writes poems but won’t show them to anyone but him. You’ll balk because the girl’s mother “always skimped on snacks for the kids’ soccer games” five years earlier.

Much like animal noises in the wild and the opening scenes of Miss Congeniality and Miss Congeniality 2, knowing the difference between specific sighs can keep you out of bad situations. Here are 12 different sighs to get you started on this life-long learning journey.