March 9 05

~Boys? it’s Santiago, Chile, not SanDiego.

~People need to get over themselves about Rob and Amber. They are playing pretty dirty, but sometimes that’s what you need to win this race. It’s a RACE, people! I think they are playing really well – Rob rocked the book stacking, he was smart to talk to the locals about the buses, and he was smart to NOT do the market task because he realized it was going to take money that they didn’t have.

~Another funicular! Where’s Kris to say it’s all vibratey?

~”Fix your hair! Pat it down!” as Gretchen and Meredith make their way to the mat.

~wonder what happened to Patrick’s eye…he probably got beaten by a local…

~”Shhhhhhh! Use your library voice!”

~okay…and not to be the grammar police..but you guys aren’t nauseous, you are nauseated. look it up – they mean two very different things.

~Best line of the night goes to Lynn or Alex – not sure who it was: “We’re good at bringing up the rear.” HEE!

~can’t say i’m all that sorry to see Paris and Nicole get philiminated.

once again, TAR doesn’t fail to deliver an awesome episode! loved it!

  1. This was a good episode. Seemed so much shorter than an hour though.

    I personally like Rob & Amber, I know he can be a jerk when he’s competing but to be honest I would be doing the same things. Bribing the bus driver to only open the front door was genius – and only using the other teams’ money was diabolical. I loved it!

    I don’t know who is who, but the blonde said “We’re good at bringing up the rear”, I think that’s Lynn.

    Not to be a giant ass, but you’re wrong about “nauseous”. I looked it up:

    usage Those who insist that nauseous can properly be used only in sense 1 and that in sense 2 it is an error for nauseated are mistaken.

    Comment by Sean on March 9, 2005
  2. this was a heated topic in one of my university courses. prescriptive vs. despcriptive English.

    there are words in the English language that have come to be accepted into the language even though they aren’t necessarily correct. then, over the years, because of common usage, they are brought into the prescriptive English.

    example: aint

    so, the word nauseous really means “disgusting or loathesome” but over the years because people use the term to mean “affected with nausea” (i.e. ‘i felt nauseous all day’) it’s become accepted.

    so, you’re right. it’s correct. for some reason, though, it irks me.

    Comment by Ali on March 9, 2005
  3. In that sense I agree. I also get ticked off when slang is brought into proper english. I though I read recently that “bling bling” and other slang was being included in one of the major dictionaries (I forget which).

    But as for TAR, I’m loving that show. I regret not watching it sooner. I think I would even love it without Rob & Amber, but they add a little something extra.

    Comment by Sean on March 9, 2005
  4. I love the RobFather! He lies, bribes, lies again, steals cabs, and does it all with a Boston twang. The guy rocks. TAR is a great reality show without them, but with them it could be my favorite. Hey anyone watch The Contender on Monday? Later.

    Comment by aham23 on March 9, 2005

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