I’m not nauseous, but I am a bit headachy and sneezy. But that’s not what I came here to blog about.
I’m working on a manuscript that takes place within he healthcare field, and I got a little suspicious about whether the word “nauseated” was being used correctly. So I learned the difference between nauseous and nauseated once and for all!
1. Nauseous – is a feeling. “I’m nauseous.”
2. Nauseated – is something that someone or something does to you: “Those pickles nauseate me.”
As for me? I’m glad my cold isn’t making me feel nauseous. I’m also glad the cold doesn’t nauseate me. (How’s that for redundancy?)
And, by the way, it’s a LONG manuscript, so no more blogging from me today.
ETA: Heh, never mind, a commenter and the dictionary set me straight on this one. My next post will be about credible sources. 😉 From a more official source (the Merriam-Webster Dictionary):