Q: Ad nauseum

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sun Apr 30 15:21:45 UTC 2006

>What do nauseated people say WRT their condition?
>In the home, I learned to say:
>"I'm sick at the stomach."
>I've neither heard precisely this phrase outside of my
>family nor have I read it anywhere. So, I'm wondering
>whether anyone uses it. I have in mind what people say
>when they're *not* using one of the many slang terms.
>BTW, has anyone else seen the lexicon of slang terms
>used for this condition and its consequences in Strine
>-Wilson Gray
We always said "sick at my stomach" or "nauseated" (never "nauseous," which
seems to have become the most commonly-heard usurper of the above).
What do the Ozzies say?

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