Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I grew up in a family that would stop at nothing to correct poor grammar.
She and I are going to the store. You're my favorite. I ate a lot of candy last night.
One of my biggest pet peeves (because I was always corrected for this) is the difference between nauseated and nauseous. Most people-- I'm sure, you do it too-- say, "I'm nauseous." Then you promptly head to the toilet and relieve yourself. HOWEVER-- what you should have said was, "I'm nauseated."
feeling nausea, feeling about to vomit
causing nausea, sickening, or nauseating
Yes, I know this is a gross topic to discuss, but it's something everyone should know. 'Cause talking good is real nice!
Posted by Anne Aurand at 10:18 AM