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Yup, meat hooks, the advant garde of piercing.

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Ouch! Just the thought of having a meat hook embedded anywhere on my body makes me nauseous!

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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.

I know, it's nit-picking, but like I said, it's one of my pet peeves. Almost no one gets that word right.

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Check any dictionary and you will find that "nauseous" can be used two ways:

1. Causing nausea

OR

2. Affected with nausea or feeling nausea (which is the way I used the word)

Some critics claim that only #1 is the proper usage of the word, but I believe #2 is perfectly acceptable as well.

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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.

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No problem

My dictionary is a Webster's New World as well, however the copyright is actually older - 1984.

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donmillion wrote:
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.

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