Thursday, July 15, 2010

You Might Be Sick, But You're Not Nauseous

This is in memory of DFW because it was one of his pet peeves.

http://languageandgrammar.com/2008/03/18/you-might-be-sick-but-youre-not-nauseous/

[I sense you fuckers' eyes glazing over as soon as you read language and grammar. Read it anyway. You can't go around like stupid ignorant fucks all your lives. Well, you can, but it won't be my damn fault.]

12 comments:

downtown guy said...

Not two days ago, I had that exact conversation with a friend.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Good for you! My brother--GRAMMAR POLICE.

Ms. Moon said...

Oh god. I think I do this. But it's okay. I AM nauseous.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

You are NOT!

Syd said...

I generally say that I don't feel well. I rarely go into specifics with others. I don't need to tell them that I am commode hugging sick.

Kathleen Scott said...

I'm smiling.

I LOVE word usage. Words are more like swords than rainbows and you want to use the right one to create the right effect.

On another topic, don't bother with the oil sidebar, the well is CAPPED!!!

Leslie said...

Whoa, I'm almost dizzy, which can cause me to feel nauseated, but hopefully not nauseous or worse -- nauseating.

I'm removing that word from my vocabulary.

Big Mark 243 said...

This post could have had a nauseous reaction but it was the link that left me nauseated.

Jeannie said...

I don't think Sherry has the right or power to decide for the rest of us. I never ever considered the word meaning that it made others sick. The "ous" ending tends to sort of mean "full of" - like beauteous or plenteous. So nauseous would be full of nausea. And I always thought it was understood that it was the stomach that was nauseous - not the person - and so both meanings are correct at the same time - the stomach is full of sickness and making the person feel sick.

I am so right.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

My blog family cracks me up. Thanks for all your comments.

Love to all,

SB

Alison Cross said...

I can never remember whether it's 'I am sensual' or whether 'I'm sensuous'.

Not that it crops up much in conversation these days.

Ali x

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Alison,
Not sure on that one either.

Thanks for dropping by. Please come back by often.

Best,

SB