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"When are you better"

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Yonididnaedaethat Mon 13-May-13 17:17:35

That has to be the worst way of asking when are you due! hmm

Pants82 Mon 13-May-13 18:15:38

Very weird!

candycrushhater Mon 13-May-13 18:18:10

I'm not sure, but I think that this is quite an old fashioned Scottish expression. My Mum told me once that can remember a neighbour asking her when she was about 5 years old, "when will your Mummy be better?". Her response - "my Mummy's not ill" grin.
It's always struck me as a strange expression.

Yonididnaedaethat Mon 13-May-13 18:55:47

Yeah it was my MIL that said it......really wish now I had said something funny backsmile

cupcake78 Mon 13-May-13 20:36:10

Never heard it put like that before!

DramaInPyjamas Mon 13-May-13 20:42:11

My gran used to use that phrase. She was old fashioned and scottish like a previous poster has mentioned.

Jidget Mon 13-May-13 21:02:24

Yes, very commonly used Scottish expression and very odd!

gillybeandramaqueen Tue 14-May-13 06:43:01

I'm Scottish and have never heard this expression in my life!! It's bloody AWFUL!!!!!! grinO

polkadotsrock Tue 14-May-13 20:55:37

My wee (crazy) Scottish granny has let that slip once before but I think even she cringed- v unusual for her, she drops th c-bomb like there's no tomorrow with no shame at all!!

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