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I hate to do this, but I didn’t see it at the time, but Aufklarer is wrong. And so are the people who thumbed it 15 times. Look it up. The words nauseous and nauseated have been interchangeable for decades.

BUT! BUT! Even if I accept the pedant that insists on making comedy unfunny for the sake of grammar (the comedy stylings of David Niven never really took the country by storm) and agree to stipulate that nauseous only means “something that makes you nauseated,” the joke still works as written.

George is getting very nauseous BECAUSE HE IS ON MICHELLE’S DRESS AND IT IS MAKING US NAUSEATED.

The lesson to be learned here? I dunno. Just don’t dick with me. lol.

Carry on.

BUT! Vindication is not my only motive.

I’ve bumped this because it could lead to a discussion of more words or phrases that people misuse (or are accused of misusing!) like poisonous versus venomous, for instance.

Anyone else have some pet peeves about words and their misuse?

 

» 80 Comments

  1. pdwalker

    January 2nd, 2013

    That sour puss would make anyone nauseous.

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  2. No Side Effects

    January 2nd, 2013

    ither that is a mighty fine photo shop job or that bitch is crazier than a shit house paddywacker

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  3. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 2nd, 2013

    I hate them both. Neat!

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  4. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 2nd, 2013

    “I think it moved.” Says Michelle.

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  5. Aufklarer

    January 2nd, 2013

    Nauseated, not nauseous.
    It’s like poisoned and poisonous: if you are nauseated, you feel sick, if you are nauseous you make other people sick.
    Now if you had said Mooshelle the Wookie is very nauseous, you would have been correct.

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  6. Ya sure

    January 2nd, 2013

    Who photoshopped Mooch’s maw onto a human body ?

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  7. thirdtwin

    January 2nd, 2013

    Bad news, Mooch…no shrinkage for you!

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  8. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 2nd, 2013

    I hope Mooch is wearing a manzier under that dress.

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  9. Jerry Manderin

    January 2nd, 2013

    Castanza looks especially nauseous near Moochelle’s lady parts.

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  10. cfm990

    January 2nd, 2013

    What sickens George is, that he realizes how manly she is, compared to him.

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  11. Richard Weed

    January 2nd, 2013

    Are we going to have another Recovery Summer or a Summer of George?

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  12. Debbie

    January 3rd, 2013

    Cantstanzya.

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  13. IronyCurtain

    January 3rd, 2013

    The Face That Launched A Thousand Frightened Turtles.

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  14. Chalupa

    January 4th, 2013

    George never learns about the Clams Casino.

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  15. norman einstein

    January 17th, 2013

    No soup for YOU!

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  16. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 17th, 2013

    Well, “dick” is not a verb.

    [Unless you use it the right way. *wink wink*] :D

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  17. Paul Moore

    January 17th, 2013

    Regarding language pet peeves: Many people say “anxious” when they mean “eager”. I would be eager to meet Julia Ormond, but anxious to meet Moochelle.

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  18. Corky

    January 17th, 2013

    A lot of people say “I could care less” when they should say “I couldn’t care less” Totally different meanings. Also, SO many people now say “me and so and so” instead of “so and so and me [or I}). I think it is a sign of how self centered so many have become.
    Now I’m nauseated!

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  19. grayjohn

    January 17th, 2013

    Using “then” for “than”, saying “actually” every other word.

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  20. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 17th, 2013

    @ MJA – Y’mean like “Dicking around at work?”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1xf6qn3kGY
    .

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  21. Unruly Refugee

    January 17th, 2013

    Looking at the picture two often misused words come to mind: Stink and Smell.
    To use them properly in a sentence: Mooch smells so badly she doesn’t even know she stinks.

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  22. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 17th, 2013

    Using “MOOSE” and “BEAUTIFUL” in the same sentence.

    Unless you’re talking about Sarah Palin.
    Or Bullwinkle.

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  23. Peter the Bubblehead

    January 17th, 2013

    One of my biggest verbal pet peeves, and I notice a lot of native-born Massachusetts residents do this – including my wife – is putting negatives where they don’t belong. Phrases such as “So didn’t I” when they actually mean “So did I.” It drives me nuts, and I have gotten to the point where I will deliberately interpret what my wife says literally instead of how she means.

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  24. thirdtwin

    January 17th, 2013

    cavalry/calvary

    nuclear/nucular

    pundit/pundint

    There..I feel better already.

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  25. Ya sure

    January 17th, 2013

    Parse away, but
    1 Language is fluid and controlled by the hoi polloi
    2 Half the nation (the majority of the youth) speaks only Ebonics

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  26. pink Floyd

    January 17th, 2013

    ANY web-speak!
    That sh!t like makes me nauseated, ya know.
    LOL, ROFLMAO, teh, u r…etc, etc, etc, ad nauseum

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  27. thirdtwin

    January 17th, 2013

    I haven’t checked yet, but I bet somebody got scolded for “Hilter”.

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  28. Aidan

    January 17th, 2013

    Who gives a shit? The essence of language is to communicate. Most words will do very nicely.

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  29. pink Floyd

    January 17th, 2013

    Aidan, Blue ankles rescind my oaglesips? Never abscond you in wertersjund?

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  30. Claudia

    January 17th, 2013

    Using “I” instead of “me” because they are scared to make a mistake and look like a rube.

    “The current Socialist president hates all true American patriots like Derek and I.”

    I always learned that if you take away the other persons name and the word “and” then repeat the sentence; it will tell you if you should use the word “I” or “me”.

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  31. Chieftain

    January 17th, 2013

    This time of year, the most mis-pronounced word is “Febuary” (there is supposed to be an “r” in there folks…)…

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  32. thirdtwin

    January 17th, 2013

    I cannot STAND it when someone says a word like “taxes” and pronounces it “taxess”, and whistles the “s”.

    Or when someone drags out words like “aaaaand”.

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  33. citizenjane

    January 17th, 2013

    The word like is used incorrectly like all the time.

    Also, I think plan ahead is redundant.

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  34. Jerry Manderin

    January 17th, 2013

    You wouldn’t like a certain family member if mine Big Fur Hat. This person lies in wait just HOPING you misuse grammar so they can correct you. I LOVE dropping the “Ain’t-Bomb.”

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  35. Dr Tar

    January 17th, 2013

    1.) When asked “You know what?” When the person means “Do you want to know?” I always try to answer “No, I don’t know. Why don’t you tell me.”

    2.) There vs. Their vs. They’re – so many people get it wrong so often.

    3.) You’re vs. Your which I am constantly guilty of this and trying hard to catch it.

    4.) Not understanding what literally means. When they mean metaphoically or figuaratively.

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  36. MNHawk

    January 17th, 2013

    Only loosers have pet peeves about wrong words being used in wrong ways.
    GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! YOU SUCK! -bfh

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  37. A

    January 17th, 2013

    Walmarts – As in… I am going to Walmarts. You are only going to one, referring to one so why the “s” at the end. Cause your stupid?

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  38. MemphisRebel

    January 17th, 2013

    When people say the flag in front of the post office is at half-mast when they really mean half-staff. A mast is on a boat or ship.

    And, when anybody calls Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson a “reverend” or “minister”.

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  39. judgeroybean

    January 17th, 2013

    How bout finishing a sentence with “just sayin.”
    You just did! Just sayin.- bfh

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  40. Col. Angus

    January 17th, 2013

    Yesterday, Sean “Specificity” Hannity was blathering about high capacity clips. He wouldn’t let up on it, and was claiming to be a pistol marksman. It’s a common mistake for hand wringing Berkeley moonbats to refer to magazines as clips, but this putz, or someone on his staff, should know better.

    And WTF is up with horrendous and horrific?

    I just noticed Tar’s observation re literally. Hannity once reported that upon hearing some shocking news that “I had a heart attack, I literally had a heart attack.” Dumb ass.

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  41. MemphisRebel

    January 17th, 2013

    Oh yeah, and anytime somebody responds to a statement with “I know, right?”

    Although that one is as annoying as girls who only do the ducky face pose for any photo they ever take, I am not “that guy” who always points it out.

    Oh yeah, and when someone is referred to as “that guy”.

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  42. Unruly Refugee

    January 17th, 2013

    “I’m gonna have to ask you to …”

    You can replace all that crap with one word, “please”, but now I assume you are too much of an asshole to be polite.

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  43. kono

    January 17th, 2013

    Irregardless….

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  44. Tim

    January 17th, 2013

    Well, irregardless of the displatitudiness of the misuseful words and other idiotic imbecilities of the American language, like, you know, for instance, using ‘apocalypse’ and ‘tragedy’ for catastrophic degeneration and ‘martyr’ which means ‘witness’ not dead person, I try to make it appoint to only attempt to correct the trolls, not the humans or Americans.

    But there it is, ad nauseam.

    (not ad nauseum – thanks, Jenny!)

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  45. thirdtwin

    January 17th, 2013

    @citizenjane…

    We have a radio station here which constantly lets us know that the “full complete” weather forecast is coming up next. I don’t even bother contacting them about it because some marketing genius would take it as a sign of success.

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  46. pink Floyd

    January 17th, 2013

    Only losers don’t care how poorly they communicate their thoughts to others.
    I hate to correct you, but it’s “loosers.” I know this because I see it every day, or is it everyday? – bfh

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  47. thirdtwin

    January 17th, 2013

    @A…

    “Cause your stupid?”

    heh.

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  48. Dune Glass Girl

    January 17th, 2013

    #1. irregardless
    #2. using word “gender” instead of the word “sex”
    #3. “impact” instead of “effect”

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  49. OTA Mom

    January 17th, 2013

    The rampant misuse of “allude” when you really mean “refer” would be my current pet peeve. If you’ve just given a 15-minute diatribe on the evils of broccoli and cabbage then directly bring the matter up, you are NOT “alluding” to your hatred of green cruciferous vegetables, you are “referring” to your earlier rant.

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  50. Corona

    January 17th, 2013

    How many times have you read a comment that uses the incorrect word ‘loose’ instead of ‘lose’? I mean within the past 30 minutes?

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  51. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 17th, 2013

    Answering “no problem” when being thanked for doing a task.

    It probably was a problem to do it. That’s why I thanked you. Now just say “you’re welcome. Easy-peasy. Oops, did I just commit a communication faux pas?

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  52. Carlos The Jackal

    January 17th, 2013

    Definitely a borderline “should be password-protected” photo there, Mr. Hat.

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  53. aleon

    January 17th, 2013

    That whole “ebonics” thing.

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  54. AbigailAdams

    January 17th, 2013

    It’s not so much individual words that are cringe-inducing but hackneyed phrases, especially used by people who should know better — like people who talk for a living.

    “Having said that.”
    “At the end of the day.”
    “All to say.”

    Each of these expressions admit that whatever came before could have been said more clearly.

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  55. Moxie Man

    January 17th, 2013

    Flammable, non-flammable, inflammable, non-inflammable.

    I don’t know the differences, but if it’s on a truck, I stay far, far away.

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  56. Dr Tar

    January 17th, 2013

    @Stirrin, yeah, that one really gets me hot under the collar. Its dismissive to the point of implying “Hey, it was no problem for me. Why didn’t you do it yourself? You lazy so & so.”

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  57. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 17th, 2013

    Affect vs. Effect.

    I will admit that sometimes I have to think through the full statement before using either word, to know which one is correct.

    Afterall, I want to make sure that my comment will have the proper EFFECT on the listener. Especially if I want to AFFECT a desired change of opinion from said listener.

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  58. Doc

    January 17th, 2013

    You just HAD to bump this didn’t you? The very sight of her makes me wanna fukin puke!

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  59. F.P.U.S.

    January 17th, 2013

    Speaking of the English language, here’s Ann :

    ” what? English actually DOES havea set of these intimate second person (you) pronouns, just like every other language. We just got lazy and stopped using them.

    I love thee.

    I cannot live withoutthylove.

    Thou art everything to me.

    Thine kisses art sweet.

    Oh my children, I love all of ye.”

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  60. F.P.U.S.

    January 17th, 2013

    “” God always speaks to us in the INTIMATE CASE. And, He lets us address Him in the intimate case, too. Look at the Lord’s Prayer. THY Name. THY Kingdom. THY Will. Do you want to speak to God not as “Abba”, but as you would a judge? Do you want God to speak to you not as His child, or His brother or His spouse, but as a stranger? While He is straining to love you, do you really want to address Him as if He is a total stranger?”

    Now start addressing your loved ones with thou and thy!

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  61. GI-had Joe

    January 17th, 2013

    I hate the use of “irregardless,” instead of the proper “regardless.” Dolts.

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  62. Moxie Man

    January 17th, 2013

    “It’s” and “Its.”

    Our furry headmaster has trouble with this one!

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  63. Assault-laws must be banned

    January 17th, 2013

    everybody has typos. Some people do it on purpose; ain’t ya never heard of that ?

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  64. Aufklarer

    January 17th, 2013

    Just to stir the pot, BFH:
    “While the use of nauseous to mean “affected with nausea” may incur critical displeasure, it should be pointed out in its defense not only that it is quite common among educated speakers but that it is subtly distinct from nauseated in this sense. Nauseated is a passive participle, and hence suggests a condition induced by a specific external cause. By contrast, nauseous is an adjective that refers to an occurrent state whose cause may be nonspecific or unknown. The person to reports that I woke up this morning feeling nauseous might not be willing to accept that he or she had been nauseated by any external agent.”

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  65. Dan Ryan Galt

    January 17th, 2013

    News readers and “journalist”, who supposedly went to journalism school, beginning a story with “Mr So and so, he…..”.

    And let’s not get started on the term assault rifle.

    Oh, and politicians who use different dialects and regional colloquialisms depending on their audience.

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  66. Mahtomedi

    January 17th, 2013

    Pet peave?

    When people say “in spite of…” when they mean “despite”.

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  67. BigFurHat

    January 17th, 2013

    And just to stop the pot from stirring -
    http://grammarist.com/usage/nauseous-nauseating/

    You loose!
    ROTFL – U no what I’m sayin? Just sayin.

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  68. BigFurHat

    January 17th, 2013

    Oh. I have one.
    Everyday versus Every Day

    I eat breakfast every day.

    I hate an everyday breakfast, like toast and oatmeal.

    Everyday – adjective meaning ordinary
    Every day – every is the adjective modifying the noun day, which is meant to convey something is done daily.

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  69. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 17th, 2013

    @Aufklarer – “…Just to stir the pot, BFH….”
    @Fur – “…And just to stop the pot from stirring…”

    Hey, I resemble those remarks!

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  70. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 17th, 2013

    “Naaah-a-meaaaan?”

    No. No I DON’T, “know what you mean.”

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  71. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 17th, 2013

    Hey thanks, Bfh. I understand more better now :D

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  72. BigFurHat

    January 17th, 2013

    Regarding my typos. Here’s my litmus test.
    (And this is true for anyone.)

    If someone shows me something I’ve written, and I couldn’t tell you what was wrong with it, then I’m an idiot.

    If I look at it and immediately say, “holy crap, I put in an it’s instead of an its,” then that is the result of having to write 2,000 words a day with no editor, quickly.

    I’m definitely vulnerable to homophones.
    There/their it’s /its your/you’re

    And I’m very vulnerable to our/are which isn’t even technically a homophone, until you consider that nearly everyone says “ares” instead of “ours.”

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  73. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 17th, 2013

    Re: OURS

    “Ares”? Huh. I say “Owers”.
    Oh good gravy. I’m so tents that I think I half
    to leave this thread alone now.

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  74. Moxie Man

    January 17th, 2013

    The most common typo I see is “you” instead of “your”. It’s a result of typing too fast and not proofreading.

    I do that a lot (alot?) – guilty as charged.

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  75. Shotwell

    January 17th, 2013

    I use to get a little annoyed when folks used the word “learnt”, as in they Learnt somthing today. So I looked it up. Well suprise suprise! I guess it was a teachable moment for me.

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  76. Tim

    January 17th, 2013

    I hate it when people use the word “Obama” with the word “President.”

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  77. MaryfromMarin

    January 17th, 2013

    “Loose” vs. “lose”–”loose” is usually an adjective, “lose” is usually a verb, also used as a noun when there is an extra letter(s).

    “Loose lips sink ships.” (But “loose” can be used as a verb, occasionally, as in “loose an arrow” or “loose a boat from its moorings”.)

    “Lose the attitude, or I’ll knock your block off.” (But “loser” is a noun, and can be a slang adjective, such as “what a loser comment”.)

    Love this stuff.

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  78. MaryfromMarin

    January 17th, 2013

    p.s. “loose” without the “e” IS a noun–i.e., many English toilets. Or Anita’s last name.

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  79. Unruly Refugee

    January 17th, 2013

    I’ve only seen one son of a bitch do it, but:

    Corpsman

    or

    Corpse man

    What kind of an idiot would get that one wrong?

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  80. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    January 17th, 2013

    A Kenyan idiot.

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