QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Headline:
“FBI’s Comey defends Clinton email decision, but feels ‘nauseous.’ ”
D.S., a Boston reader, writes:
“Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe the preferred definition of  ‘nauseous’ is ‘to cause nausea.’ And if people are feeling sick, they are ‘nauseated.’ So doesn’t this mean the FBI director’s decision was sickening?”
Yes.
And now we can all go back to the day’s news.
And feel nauseated.

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News Headline: “Woman convicted of laughing at Jeff Sessions during hearing faces year in jail.”
Set aside the indications that President Trump and Vladimir Putin have approximately the same view of freedom of speech.
The woman made a mistake.
The Trump administration is laughable.
But not funny.

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