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Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 9 16:52:06 EDT 2020


Growing up in New York City, I often heard "sick to one's stomach", but
never the "at" form you cite, which is news to me.

MAM

On Sat, Aug 8, 2020, 12:07 AM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> In the last, long-leaping line an NYT book-review by a native of New
> Orleans:
>
> "... sick at the stomach." I.e. "nauseated."
>
> This is the phrase that I grew up using in East Texas. Never seen it in
> print afore.
>
> https://nyti.ms/3gEkdHZ
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> 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
>
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