Monday, July 10, 2006


swoon |swoōn|

verb [ intrans. ]
faint from extreme emotion : I don't want a nurse who swoons at the sight of blood.
• be emotionally affected by someone or something that one admires; become ecstatic: teenagers swoon over Japanese pop singers.

an occurrence of fainting : her strength ebbed away and she fell into a swoon.

ORIGIN Middle English : the verb from obsolete swown [fainting,] the noun from aswoon [in a faint,] both from Old English geswōgen [overcome.]


Kate said...


Paul Graham said...

This could be serious and perhaps you should see a doctor. Could be a case of vertigo. That's pretty serious.

Anyone with the symptoms of vertigo should be seen immediately by a doctor in order to determine the cause. If you can't get in by appointment, then obtain a ride to your local emergency room. They're well equipped to do the required initial evaluation, and provide relief from the unpleasant symptoms, regardless of one's ability to pay. Don't drive or operate machinery until cleared by your physician.

fuzhion said...

jjjjjelloo pudingggg pops!

Andrew G said...

i don't know what Paul's talking about now... does he mean that it's ok for us to play 'Doctor'?

Kate said...

I don't know about Paul, Andrew, but you just cleared up whether or not it is okay for me to PUKE.

Sarah-Aubrey said...

It was 1:58 a.m. when he wrote the comment, and is therefore excusable. If you start puking, Kate, we can go to emergency together.

Kate said...

Sarah, I'm sorry but 1:58am is no excuse. You and I have agreed to 2am being the bewitching hour, afterwhich anything said or inferred cannot be used against you. 1:58am is cutting it close, it means he did mean to say it, and meant it. If you EVER play doctor, do NOT email me about it, call me about it, or blog about it. Thank you.

Nikolas said...

I don't think there's anything wrong with playing doctor as long as everything is sterilized.