Ad Nauseam

You know, some things just go on and on and on to the point of nausea, being ridiculous, sickening, boring, and just downright disgusting. That is when the Latin terminology of ad nauseam comes into use in the English language.

Read the definition of ad nauseam from The Free Dictionary.

If you read the Wikipedia ad nauseam article completely, you will notice that it contains this sentence: “For example ‘This topic has been discussed ad nauseam‘; it has been discussed extensively and everyone is tired of it.”

I’ll give you a very good example of one such topic that I think has been discussed ad nauseam most recently. Here, you can go read for yourself.

It happens to be the discussion on the blog of Glass City Jungle on the entry with the header Karyn McConnell Hancock files for divorce…


About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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2 Responses to Ad Nauseam

  1. LisaRenee says:

    It happens…Last time it went on over 200 comments so at least things have slowed down since then.



  2. Sometimes, LisaRenee, I think you are much too kind. Bless your heart, you have the patience of a saint. It’s no wonder I admire and respect you!!!


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