ad nauseum vs ad nauseam : Common Errors in English

About ad nauseum vs ad nauseam

Seeing how often ad nauseam is misspelled makes some people want to throw up. English writers also often mistakenly half-translate the phrase as ad nausea.This Latin phrase comes from a term in logic, the argumentum ad nauseam, in which debaters wear out the opposition by just repeating arguments until they get sick of the whole thing and give in.

ad nauseam Meaning(s)

  • (r) to a sickening extent

ad nauseum in News

  1. Chicago Cubs: Four Random Stats You Might Be Unaware of in 2013

    COMMENTARY | There are plenty of stats that are mentioned on a daily basis to the point it would be hard to forget them. Others, though, are a bit more obscure. I don't mean "Player X's batting average when facing left-handed pitching between the hours of four and seven PM when coming off of a loss" type of obscure, but particular statistics that are not being mentioned ad nauseum. It may be ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Kanye West's 7 Most Obnoxious Quotes in the New York Times Interview

    Kanye West talks ad nauseum about his attributes and compares himself to Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, and Jay-Z in a New York Times interview
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Us Weekly via omg!

ad nauseam in News

  1. Edinson Cavani's Desire to Join Real Madrid Could Shake Foundation of La Liga

    Edinson Cavani is a wanted man.  Unless you've been gallivanting the countryside in areas without cell phone service or Wi-Fi over these past couple of months—do those areas still exist?—you've surely heard ad nauseam of the rampant chase for the Uruguayan forward's signature. While Cavani and his current club, Serie A outfit Napoli, have said the right things over these past few weeks, his ...
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Disappointed in local TV coverage of Colorado wildfires (2 letters)

    Re: “TV news crews cover Colorado wildfires,” June 14 news story. TV critic Joanne Ostrow applauds the Denver television media for their ad nauseam coverage of the wildfires. Viewers have been subjected to hours of repetitive information that could have crawled at the bottom of the screen during regular programming. On Thursday, Channel 7 actually [...]
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Denver Post

  3. Editorial: Decrease in school enrollment a cause for concern

    As goes Oysterponds, so goes the North Fork? For reasons we can debate ad nauseam, Southold Town appears to have lost its much-coveted designation as the place to live for families with school-age children. There was a time not all that long ago when, in response to a sharp spike in student enrollment, the Mattituck-Cutchogue [...]
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Suffolk Times

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