I don’t always speak with correct grammar. Why? Because I don’t wanna. Because I sound like a pretentious bitch in rural America. Because my brain doesn’t always think that way verbally, but works fine on paper.
Here is one of those words: NAUSEOUS
Driving on a bumpy road for an hour, I say, “I’m nauseous.”
This actually means that I cause nausea in the people around me. I have the ability to cause nausea.
The correct word is NAUSEATED. If you are ill or disgusted by something, you’re nauseated.
Driving on a bumpy road for an hour, I should say, “I’m nauseated.”
That roadkill along the interstate is nauseous.
I’m nauseated after smelling that roadkill along the interstate.