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Paul M Watt20-Aug-14 6:40
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It also boils down to if enough people start doing it, then it becomes accepted practice.

Example: nauseous

Up until a few years back, its only meanings were:

causing nausea, or disgusting; loathsome. <note the use of the comma near the conjunction>

More often than not, I would hear people use it like this:

"I feel nauseous"

My response would usually be, "yeah, you kind of disgust me"


However, now an accepted usage of the work is to mean: affected with nausea, nauseated.

Never underestimate the power of ignorance in large quantities.
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