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Every time someone in pregnant complains about how "nauseous" she is, I can't help but laugh. I realize it seems to be a popular colloquial usage to use the word to describe feeling sick, but being popular does not make it right. I unilaterally revoke the Humpty Dumpty Law in this case. I don't care how much extra you pay "nauseous", it means "causing nausea", the same as "nauseating".

So, while I will not argue with anyone who claims she is "nauseous", I steadfastly remain merely nauseated.

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Dear Speach Center of my Brain:

I know you're tired. Not being able to get more than an hour of sleep at a time is rough, and no one expects normal levels of performance right now.

But please stop telling people I have syphilis. I have shingles. Shingles.

Thank you. 
colliemommie: (facepalm)
Heard this from Jenn's Aunt Suss, who is a social worker in Pittsburgh, and it begs to be shared.

Mom has named baby  No-lej

Suss, trying to be polite, asks where she got such an, um, original name.

Mom replies, "That's how knowledge is spelled by the dictionary."

*soul hurts*
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I just spent a full five minutes trying to remember the adjectival form for "observe".

"Observive" was the front-runner for way too long...

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