Okay, well, I really don't want to be a jerk, but since you told me to check a dictionary, I did. As a second definition for nauseous it says "often used as a colloquial but incorrect synonym for nauseated." That would be Webster's New World, copyright 1994.
Perhaps newer versions omit the "incorrect" part. I don't know. What I do know is that, whenever someone says, "that made me nauseous," my first reaction is to think "so now you're making everyone around you sick?"
And now, like I said, I don't want to be a jerk, so I'll let it go at that.
Okay, pet peeve... It makes you nauseated. If it made you nauseous, that would mean it changed you in a way such that YOU made OTHER people sick.
Technically, it's not wrong, Cowgal may become nauseated from seeing meat hooks in some ladies shoulders causing her to stumble around, turn blue in the face, with an end result of tossing her cookie, thus, becoming nauseous to the people around her...
Therefore, by replacing nauseated with being squeamish and nauseous with disgusting, Cowgal may become squeamish from seeing meat hooks in some ladies shoulders causing her to stumble around, turn blue in the face, with the end result of tossing her cookie, thus, becoming disgusting to the people around her...
Followed up by, Cowgal, "Ouch! Just the thought of having a meat hook embedded anywhere on my body makes me disgusting!"
Sounds funny but it works. Meat hooks in her body makes her disgusting! It's all in the reader's interpretation.
Want a quick and inexpensive call for Moose? Take an empty 32 ounce coffee can, and make a small slit in the bottom, only about a quarter inch. Then, take one of those really big red rubber bands, the ones that go around big folders. Cut the rubber band to make one long piece.
Now, thread one end of the band and tie a knot on the outside of the can so it won't pull through. Cut the band off on the other side so it is even with the top of the can.
Now, wet your finger,...