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50 Mistreated Words and Desecrated Phrases: Nauseous

This misused word makes me sick. Hey, that’s what it means!

If you say you are nauseous, it doesn’t mean you have nausea. It means you are causing nausea. And that makes me nauseated.

People mix those two words up all the time. It’s enough to bring on the bends and leave one woozy.

Of course, if my nausea brings forth the natural result, that might be considered nauseous. Nausea can be contagious, you know.

Anything nauseous is likely to cause nausea. It’s nauseating and downright disgusting.

And that’s nothing to sneeze at.

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