Grammer Nazi-ism: Adverse vs Averse


Adverse: preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable

Averse: having a strong dislike of or opposition to something

Please stop writing that you’re “adverse” to doing something. You’re averse to setting fire to your grandmother to signal passing ships, not adverse to doing so. The weather conditions are adverse to your succeeding in such an action.


Something specific set this off, or is this just a public service announcement…


I am averse to the language being used in such adverse ways.


Have you been effected by this personally?


People who don’t know their Latin - they even let them into the colleges these days.


I have decided that I am adverse to Grammar Nazi-ism at boingboing.



Yeah, that’s one of my triggers.



what about grammar godwinism?


I did nazi that coming.


Your not alone in that, but it begs the question - who did?

I’d look into it, but I’m disinterested.


runs screaming from the room, pulling out tufts of hair


Well, in that case, you’re missing some punctuation and incorrectly using Laurence Fishburne as an emoticon.


I’m adverse to many things, averse to others. On a chatty board internet thing I’m happy to confuse the two to be adverse to those who care, and only slightly averse to being yelled at about it.




I hole-hardedly agree, but allow me to play doubles advocate here for a moment. For all intensive purposes I think you are wrong. In an age where false morals are a diamond dozen, true virtues are a blessing in the skies. We often put our false morality on a petal stool like a bunch of pre-Madonnas, but you all seem to be taking something very valuable for granite. So I ask of you to mustard up all the strength you can because it is a doggy dog world out there. Although there is some merit to what you are saying it seems like you have a huge ship on your shoulder. In your argument you seem to throw everything in but the kids Nsync, and even though you are having a feel day with this I am here to bring you back into reality. I have a sick sense when it comes to these types of things. It is almost spooky, because I cannot turn a blonde eye to these glaring flaws in your rhetoric. I have zero taller ants when it comes to people spouting out hate in the name of moral righteousness You just need to remember what comes around is all around, and when supply and command fails you will be the first to go. Make my words, when you get down to brass stacks it doesn’t take rocket appliances to get two birds stoned at once. It’s clear who makes the pants in this relationship, and sometimes you just have to swallow your prize and accept the facts. You might have to come to this conclusion through denial and error but I swear on my mother’s mating name that when you put the petal to the medal you will pass with flying carpets like it’s a peach of cake.


accept the facts

“except the fax”, surely?


Actually, It’s about ethics in games journalism


Well I think your wrong