When I started working as an editor, I came to despise the word “nauseous,” not because of what the word evokes but because I felt nauseated by its misuse. The word “nausea” is a derivative of the Greek word for ship, “naus.” With its “–ea” suffix, it was a name for seasickness, but now “nausea” extends to anything that makes one feel bilious. […]
Risë Keller is a Boulder Editors member and has worked as a writer and editor of nonfiction and fiction for over three decades. Risë is writing her first novel and occasionally blogs at Travels in My Backyard.