Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Words I never want to see or hear again ever: an occasional series




Darlene said...

You better not watch reality television again. :)

Pavlov's Cat said...

Or any other television. Or listen to the radio. Or read.

I might take up skydiving. Plummeting to earth like a piece of space junk, now that's what I call a journey.

ThirdCat said...

My partner went skydiving on the weekend. Apparently, it is not great for people who get motion sickness.

And yes, it's a shit of a word.

Kathleen said...

Can I please add an entry under "journey" (See "Journey of Discovery")?

Learning curve.


Pavlov's Cat said...

'Apparently, it is not great for people who get motion sickness.'

Speaking as someone who gets motion sickness walking on wet grass, I have to say the images that sentence conjured up were not images that I would wish to share. Vivid, but disgusting.

Tell him I said Kwells (over the counter, about six bucks) are the only thing that always works. Stemetil schmemetil (sp?): very hit-or-miss. But Kwells, which I believe have hyoscine in them (and of course you do need to remember it's basically a toxin), never fail.

ThirdCat said...

He took two kwells at once once. What a journey that was. Now, he just takes half.

dysthymiac said...

hyoscine "basically a toxin" ? ...
no no no, it is
"The anodyne draught of oblivion." a medicine which allays pain, as an opiate or narcotic;
according to Webster (1913) - "the word is chiefly applied in a medical sense, to the different preparations of belladonna, hyoscyamus, opium, and lettuce" ... see ? harmless as lettuce.

my hate word is resonate'.
even in restaurant reviews a gravy, oops! - a jus can be accused of resonating fer chrissakes.

Another Outspoken Female said...

I disagree, some people claim "journey" and make it their own - as in this great interview with Stella Duffy.

Henbane is best left for the topical application of witches flying ointment, for motion sickness. I'd stick to ginger.

Pavlov's Cat said...

AOF, the kind of motion sickness I get, ginger doesn't even touch the sides. It's an inner ear problem, I think, and it requires very powerful drugs. Like hyoscine/henbane. Good thing I'm not a chook, though there are some who would disagree.

Will listen to the link later at more leisure.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like it's take a quantum leap to make a paradigm shift to get you some closure on this.