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There was a Chicago Tribune op ed today by Michelle Wright about James Comey's discussion with congress where he said, “It makes me mildly nauseous to think we might have had some impact on the election.” Her column is general about prescriptivism, but highlighted Comey's use of "nauseous," as being wrong. But, as you know, you can't link to the Tribune any more, so I found another article here. We've probably discussed it here before, and I must have learned about it professionally, but it did not strike me as a mistake. Did it you?
 
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No, because it isn't one. Big Grin
 
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The dictionaries give both meanings too, so I don't understand what all the kerfuffle is about.

However, now the kerfuffle about nauseous has changed a bit...the speaker (James Comey, past director of the FBI) has just been fired by our president. Clearly he didn't like the thought that his being president made Mr. Comey nauseous. Wink
 
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