Nauseous. Nauseated. The first means “sickening to comtemplate”; the second means “sick at the stomach.” Do not, therefore, say “I feel nauseous,” unless you are sure you have that effect on others.

(one of my favorite bits from this)

Posted at 10:54pm.

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    Yes. This.
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