Mighty Red Pen

January 4, 2012

A nauseating typo

Filed under: Overseen,Spellbound — mighty red pen @ 7:57 pm
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Here’s a typo that could turn your stomach (spotted here):

Let’s for a moment set aside the whole I’m nauseous vs. I’m nauseated question (Although, if you’re interested, Grammar Girl has a good explanation, which in brief says it’s generally the rule that if you feel sick, you say I’m nauseated, although people more commonly say I’m nauseous, even though that’s considered wrong, and furthermore, Merriam-Webster dictionary doesn’t think that’s a real rule. It’s enough to make you a little queasy as you try to unravel it.) (So I guess that wasn’t really setting it aside at all.). I think there’s one thing we can agree on without making ourselves sick over it: It’s spelled nauseous and not nautious.



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