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to hate the word "poorly"??

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allgonebellyup · 15/05/2007 14:26

Just hate it. Its not a real word, its a made up one. Whats wrong with saying "ill"?

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Aimsmum · 15/05/2007 14:37

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Spidermama · 15/05/2007 14:37

I hate it too. Very silly. Needlessly euphemistic.

Even worse though is when people say they're feeling a bit pooey. Uergh! FGS tighten up!

allgonebellyup · 15/05/2007 14:37

Speccy, thats what i thought.

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katelyle · 15/05/2007 14:37

Isn't sick to mean ill, rather than nauseous American English? And I think of poorly as Northern - my dp uses it and he's from Bradford.

JoolsToo · 15/05/2007 14:37

I hate it when women who are pregnant or new parent are referred to as 'Mum' and the child as 'baby'

BarryScott · 15/05/2007 14:38

I say "feeling a bit unwell" or "not feeling well" never poorly..but I am Scottish.

AitchTwoOh · 15/05/2007 14:38

it's a great word, totally describes that low, bleh, wrung-out feeling you get when under the weather. sick means 'about to vom' in my house too, katelyle.

BarryScott · 15/05/2007 14:38
donnie · 15/05/2007 14:38

'unwell' is much better.

The word poorly is not as awful as the word settee, though.

katelyle · 15/05/2007 14:39

Oh and 'not well" sounds very Scottish, to me.

allgonebellyup · 15/05/2007 14:39

Jools, oooh i hate that too!! When i was pg..."so how's mum then?"
Grrrrrrrr.. Im not "mum", im allgonebellyup !

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Aloha · 15/05/2007 14:39

Why is 'I'm not well' objectively any better than 'I feel poorly'?

BarryScott · 15/05/2007 14:39

lol settee, WTF??

Aimsmum · 15/05/2007 14:39

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mosschops30 · 15/05/2007 14:40

I always think od 'im sick' for unwell being very american

same with people saying I'm in school or going back to school .... no I am in university not school

allgonebellyup · 15/05/2007 14:41

HATE the word "settee" even more too!!!!

(my mum, snob that she is, says poorly and settee are words used by "common" families)

runs away quickly....

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BarryScott · 15/05/2007 14:41

No idea Aloha, my relatives are from Doncaster and they sound fine say "Oh shes poorly" but I sound silly when I say it.

AitchTwoOh · 15/05/2007 14:41

that's because if the scriptwriters could spell gastro-enteritis they'd be working on Holby, aimsmum.

scatterbrain · 15/05/2007 14:41

Well I'm dead posh me - and I say Poorly and SOFA !!!

rabbleraiser · 15/05/2007 14:42

I hate the word 'sofa'. You park your arse on the settee in my house!

J20BABY · 15/05/2007 14:42

i'm more bothered when people (ahem ex mil) pronounce hospital and little as 'hospikal' and 'liccle', not to kids just the way she says them. arghhh!

Aimsmum · 15/05/2007 14:43

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BarryScott · 15/05/2007 14:43

yes Sally Webster sounds fine saying it.

J20BABY · 15/05/2007 14:43

oh i say couch, is that posh or common?

Aloha · 15/05/2007 14:43

Peter Rabbit was famously poorly.

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