New to me: "You=?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=99ll_?=get sick _IN THE_ stomach,"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 2 03:49:48 UTC 2013

said Upper Darby[, Pennsylvania,] Police Superintendent Michael
Chitwood, before reciting the facts of the case.

I and BE-speakers in general, IME, say,

"You’ll get sick _AT THE_ stomach"

My *impression* is that the most general form is

"You’ll get sick _TO YOUR_ stomach"


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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