Sunday, July 29, 2007

Miscellanea

Here are some random thoughts for Sunday night:

1. What happened to the word "disappeared?" Nobody ever disappears anymore. Everybody "goes missing." Disappear is a perfectly good word. Is it too magic-y sounding? What's the deal with that? Is "went missing" even grammatically correct?

2. Do you know how much I hate the word "pop?" As in "Oh that color just makes your eyes pop." Or "These shrubberies (bring me a shrubbery!) will make the house pop." Can you tell I've been watching a lot of TLC this weekend?

3. I really wish people would use the word "nauseous" correctly. If you say "I am nauseous" that means that you cause other to people to feel sick. I don't know about you, but usually people who make me feel nauseated do not possess enough self-awareness to know that they are engendering these feelings in others. Now you may say that I stole this from the Drew Barrymore movie Never Been Kissed, but actually that movie simply validated a statement I had been making for years. For all you doubters out there, I actually checked the definition of "nauseous" online and Merriam Webster states that this erroneous use of the word "nauseous" is actually becoming acceptable. People, just because everybody says it does NOT make it right. Amen. (And I think Merriam Webster is slightly spurious).

4. Why does Ty Pennington have to yell so much? I mean, he's cute, he's got his own show, it's not like he needs the attention. And he's got a megaphone right there.

3 comments:

Mir said...

I have been using "nauseous" incorrectly all this time. I am ashamed.

Laurel said...

Hello Madame Queen. I was just cruising through and really enjoyed your blog. I'll be back to see what you are up to.

Lulu said...

#4 - I think it has to do with all the alcohol he's been drinking. I'm just saying.