What you may think it means: to feel sick
What it actually means: to cause nausea
When you eat too much ice cream and declare to your mom or the nearest adult, “I feel nauseous,” what you’re actually saying is that you are causing people around you to feel sick. Thanks, jerk. (For the record, “I’m nauseated” is the way to go.)
People misuse nauseous all the time. I don’t because I’m awesome. Actually I don’t because I think it was in some movie? I can’t remember which but one character explains the proper usage to another. Thank god for movies or we’d never learn anything!
Is “cracker” a “racial” term? The correct answer: Shut up, cracker.
Every woman on Planet Earth has dealt with mansplaining - when dudes explain something to you without knowing how much you know - and every man has mansplained. Find out how to avoid it.
A while ago we covered how to argue like a dude, now we have a handy guide for dudes about how to not argue like a dude. You can do it, dudes!
Apparently prairie dogs are judging you. Besides being the nerdiest video ever, this is very interesting.
Two experiments are reported in which subjects viewed films of automobile accidents and then answered questions about events occurring in the films. The question, “About how fast were the cars going when they smashed into each other?” elicited higher estimates
of speed than questions which used the verbs collided, bumped, contucted, or hit in place of smashed. On a retest one week later, those subjects who received the verb smashed were more likely to say “yes” to the question, “Did you see any broken glass?”, even though broken glass was not present in the film. These results are consistent with the view that the questions asked subsequent to an event can cause a reconstruction in one’s memory of that event.
The quote is from the original study and not the post linked but you know I would never link you to a long-ass study—much less a PDF of a long-ass study.
Demonstrably: don’t be scared.
Thought for the day: demonstrably is a very angry sounding word. But do not be afraid, it won’t hurt you. It just means “in an obvious and provable manner.” But I guess that would scare a lot of people actually because so many people are full of shit.