What does it mean? Quick! Quick! Quick!
I was asked the meaning of the word “onerous” at work and I thought about it. It meant something bad, I was sure. So I pointed at a photo of the infamous murderer Shoko Asahara and said, “He is onerous.”
Well…..actually it means
: difficult and unpleasant to do or deal with
: involving, imposing, or constituting a burden : troublesome
: having legal obligations that outweigh the advantages
according to http://www.merriam-webster.com/.
Okay, Asahara is a little more than onerous. Actually, a lot more than onerous. He is not exactly “troublesome.”
So it got me thinking that I need to improve my English vocabulary!
onerous はなんと意味ですか？しっていますか？私も知らなかった!私は米国人ですけど！ジャーきょういっぱい使います。Darling, housework is onerous. Honey, isn’t homework onerous? Gosh darnit, cooking dinner every night is an onerous task so let’s all go out to eat!