Help I’m nauseous presents: So Cute It Makes Me Sick

Help remedies has partnered with Cute Overload to present the so cute it makes me sick contest. Post a photo of your cute animals, costumed babies, or romantic grandparents, to help’s Facebook page!

The most nauseatingly cute item, creature, or thing will be celebrated here on cute, and rewarded with $500, t-shirts for you and your cutest, and a selection of help products. Photos that incorporate help, I’m nauseous (now available at target, in stores only) will get special attention.

Enter now the contest ends May 20!



  1. Theresa says:

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA! *weeping*

  2. Theresa says:

    PS: Is any other Usage Fascist going to point out that it should be “Help! I’m Nauseated”? :mrgreen:

  3. I do not know the Help brand of products, Target has not arrived in Québec (they are comming this year) but I love the humor and the cute puppette!
    Now excuse, I feel my stomach rising.

  4. They really do need help if they are nauseous (making other people sick)!

  5. it’s nauseated, people, geez…
    misuse of the word itself makes me want to ralph. likely won’t buy this product because of it.

    … now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

  6. hehe… sorry Th, I didn’t see this…
    my mini-rant is posted below 🙂

  7. Well, you BOTH beat me to it!

    I really wouldn’t want to go around wearing a shirt that says “I’ll make you sick.”

  8. katrinab73 says:

    Sammy the hammy is officially entered! I entered this pic from his first CO post:

  9. thecandiedmango says:

    It’s correct for the dog, right? Since it’s supposed to be making US sick with its cuteness?

  10. warrior rabbit says:

    Came here JUST to do that.

    Only a few people think I’m nauseous. But they suck anyhow.

  11. skippymom says:

    I would wear that shirt just to see how people would react.

  12. Theresa says:

    Oh my gosh, Katrina! He is stinkin’ cute!

  13. English no being my first language I didn’t see the problem but I undestand you guys I do the same thing when it’s the French language being abused, especially by the French!

  14. Guess I shoudn’t have used the a word.

  15. skippymom says:

    My Eddy is nauseous, and all of us are nauseated when we are with him.
    (Poor Eddy.)

  16. hksginger says:

    Just found this – – apparently now it is fine to use nauseous in the way the advertiser intended?!

  17. JohnnyJohnny says:

    Alas, I’m nauseated by Facebook and am not a member. I miss out on yet another contest. :((

  18. Robin Kiesel says:

    The most ralphinating word that I heard recently, was someone saying that she wanted to conversate with me

  19. Nicolle says:


  20. MisoSoup says:

    What, no one but me is having Rocko’s Modern Life flashbacks? 😀

  21. skippymom says:

    One of my favorites is the verb “liaise”.

  22. skippymom says:

    OK, so out of curiosity I just looked it up, and supposedly that is a word now? Bull-freakin’-crap it is.

  23. Entered one of the Dori-faery pics I have! So many cutes on that page!

  24. It is, actually, correct for the dog! Not the emergency packs. But I bet whoever made the T-shirt didn’t know that (about the dog part).

  25. And… is it awful to say that I wish the packs were actually a solution for being nauseous — some people need them and should really come with the warning, too…

  26. bonus points for ‘ralphinating’ 😀

  27. “turn the page, wash your hands… turn the page, wash your hands…”

  28. phred's mom says:

    Yo, Usage fascist lieutenant in the word police here. I thought of
    this immediately, but held back to be nice. Ha.

  29. phred's mom says:

    there’s so much of this abuse of a superb language going on
    these days, I get NAUSEATED a lot. My philology teacher
    said English is a living language and changes and moves
    all the time, but I don’t think the current style would please him.
    I must change my attitude, or I will turn inside out by Friday.

  30. skippymom says:

    Are you Teresa in BC or a different Teresa?

  31. 6rabbits says:

    Thank you–very informative! Perhaps I should stop smacking people about this now?

  32. skippymom says:

    Well, if you do, make sure you find something else to smack them about. People need to be smacked.

  33. A different one. I am T in Nashville 🙂

  34. skippymom says:

    OK, thanks. Hi!

  35. skippymom says:

    Your doggie is very cute.

  36. 6rabbits says:

    A relevant Calvin and Hobbes cartoon:

  37. Thanks 🙂 She loves the camera since I have taken daily photos of her since we got her. The hard part is getting to understand that sometimes I am wanting to shoot something that isn’t her!

  38. biscuithead says:

    Right there with you.

  39. Theresa says:

    Why? They know why!

  40. Theresa says:

    Oh no, that is like “to orientate.” 😡

  41. Theresa says:

    And of course, there is me, Theresa.

  42. This has been an outstanding meeting of the CO Chapter of the Usage Fascists Society! I nominate Theresa as our President and Chief Grammarian. Irregardless of how your going to vote, I pick Theresa. 😆

  43. “Irregardless” makes my head explode.

  44. NYC-T in da house!

  45. (And before you all blow a gasket, yes, I am aware of what I did there–that was on purpose…)

  46. victoreia says:

    Just so we know…… 😛

  47. victoreia says:

    Ah, an attendee of the GWBush School of Almost-English?

  48. I love to say “I’m nauseous” in Filburt’s voice. Hubby is the only one who gets it.

  49. Theresa says:

    Yes. Suckers gotta recognize. 😆

  50. Theresa says:

    Please! As a good Fascist, I simply seize power. 😆

  51. Fird Birfle says:

    “Neither THAT Theresa, Nor the Other Teresa, nor …”

    um perhaps we could affix rhinestones to one of the screennames in question???

    or sumfin ….

  52. Fird Birfle says:

    eeet rhymes, too, Boss !!! (“sammy”/ “hammy” 🙂 )

  53. Fird Birfle says:

    Could it perhaps be, that he just completed reading Proust’s A la remembrance des choses passes (or however that title goes) and he eez feeled with, ‘ow you say,
    l’ennui and not weef, ‘ow you say, le barf??

  54. Fird Birfle says:

    (just remembered: it’s “de temps perdus….”).

    Carry on.

  55. Fird Birfle says:

    May we shoot offenders, on-sight??

  56. Fird Birfle says:

    — waits to see the followup statement here, about longue/ chaise/ etc.

  57. Fird Birfle says:


    a “good” Fascist????



  58. Fird Birfle says:

    yes, indeed, skippymom.

    They do need that. And the general strategy required, is the “Upside the Haid” variety.

    This is why my mudder wuz invented. This is well-within her skillset,
    even at age of 81. Crap, HER mudder (not nearly ads rough on peeps) lived to the resilient tough age of 97 !!!


    pere la Therese does spit baths and
    my momma whaps people upside the haid.

    (actually, she generally manages to stifle the PHYSICAL action.
    But the way she looks at you, you wish she WOULD just get it over with.)

  59. Fird Birfle says:

    in re is anyone else gonna point out the Nauseous/ Nauseated —

    I’m sure that Sheldon Cooper, PhD will be along, “terreckly.
    He did a whole small thesis on this specific mangling of usage / vocab word in one episode. I don’t recall, at whom he raged.

  60. I was about to! And I’ve heard about it becoming so common that it’s now ‘OK’ to use nauseated, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop ‘learning’ people about it 😛

  61. Rachael says:

    OMG, I am right there with you! It’s like fingernails on a chalkboard. Grrrrrr!!

  62. I was going to ask “What is a nauseous present?” but now i won’t…

  63. hehe it turns me vio-lent…

  64. Theresa says:

    Ees eet not À la recherche du temps perdu ?

  65. My un-favorite is “normalcy”. it was made up for some presidental campaign early last century. It’s “normality”. I’m not fond of “hopefully”, either.

  66. magickariel says:

    i love this thread. and the idea.

  67. e z reader says:

    Hooray for the Grammar Police! You are the Grammarians about whom my mother warned me.

  68. Elena1030 says:

    My copy editor self shuddered immediately, Theresa. *shudder, SHUDDER*
    ::shakes head::

  69. Peanutcat says:

    Wait, what! Cuteoverload doesn’t already have enough cute? I am disappoint . . . . .

  70. Fird Birfle says:

    C’est ca, Madame!!!
    Merci bien.

    (I loooooooooooooooooove thinking in Frawnsche …..
    Theresa — once in college, when I was about 3/4 finished with the courses for my major in French, I had been studying that night for several different classes of different topic/ French….When I woke up the next morning I had had my DREAMS IN FRENCH that night rather than in English. Talk about MIND-blowing events…)

    *contented sigh*

  71. calculusgirl says:

    Yes. GRRRRRR.

  72. Don’t even remind me!!! I now hear people saying “decider” absolutely seriously! This on top of “concerning” (to mean “of concern”) and “reco’nize” and “sen’ence.” Just makes me want to cuss articulately.

  73. Fird Birfle says:

    May I take your momentum and also “cuss articulately”, Juno??

  74. 6rabbits says:

    Among my siblings this is known as “slap therapy.” It is administered often! 🙂