[Ads-l] Heard on reality TV: oldies but goodies

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 17 21:23:15 EST 2017


_finally_ pronounced as "finally" instead of as "finely":

"Finally! We had finally heard from the kidnapper."

A use of _nauseated_ instead of _nauseous_:

"A couple of hours after I mistakenly ate the uncooked hamburger, I began
to feel nauseated."

I was quite surprised, since language-change usually moves with the speed
of a home on fire and there's no turning back.
-- 
-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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