Poem: The Hurl

April is National Poetry Month. That's why Grammar Girl is featuring poems about grammar, writing, and language. This week: If you're going to make a girl hurl, at least use the right word.

Van Brenner, Writing for
1-minute read
a wave



You feel seasick. Your head starts to swirl.
"Nauseated" is what you are, girl.
So you better be cautious;
The wrong word is "nauseous"
(Which is something that makes someone hurl).

Van Brenner (from Sparks, Nevada) is a former workshop editor of The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form.

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Van Brenner, Writing for Grammar Girl

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