I hate to do this, but I didn’t see it at the time, but Aufklarer is wrong. And so are the people who thumbed it 15 times. Look it up. The words nauseous and nauseated have been interchangeable for decades.
BUT! BUT! Even if I accept the pedant that insists on making comedy unfunny for the sake of grammar (the comedy stylings of David Niven never really took the country by storm) and agree to stipulate that nauseous only means “something that makes you nauseated,” the joke still works as written.
George is getting very nauseous BECAUSE HE IS ON MICHELLE’S DRESS AND IT IS MAKING US NAUSEATED.
The lesson to be learned here? I dunno. Just don’t dick with me. lol.
BUT! Vindication is not my only motive.
I’ve bumped this because it could lead to a discussion of more words or phrases that people misuse (or are accused of misusing!) like poisonous versus venomous, for instance.
Anyone else have some pet peeves about words and their misuse?