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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 15:40

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HuwEdwards · 15/05/2007 15:42

love belly!

hate pimple and poorly and tender

Chelseamum · 15/05/2007 15:42

You can dislike any word you want, you are not being unreasonable.
I rather like the world poorly and also the world "Shabby".

notsolilKel · 15/05/2007 15:47

defo not unreasonable!

Poorly is an adverb masquerading as an adjective.

Wrong, wrong, sooooooo wrong!

For similar reasons one does not feel "hungrily" or "energetically," one feels hungry, or energetic.

Much prefer to hear proper usage of parts of speech: "I feel unwell, ill, sick, under the weather..."

(herewith ends the lecture )

UCM · 15/05/2007 15:47

I quite like you rabblerouser, you sound as debauched as me

Iklboo · 15/05/2007 15:50

Isn't it colloquially derived from "doing poorly"?
Also preferable to "feel like sh!te"

rabbleraiser · 15/05/2007 15:51

Quite so, UCM. My face is a vision of debauchery

UCM · 15/05/2007 15:51

Heh Heh

notsolilKel · 15/05/2007 15:53

Yes also quite like "feel like sh!te!"

Just don't say "I'm feeling sh!itely" pls

TootyFrooty · 15/05/2007 15:55

Most people who use the term would probably say "feeling poorly" so it is an adverb.

Iklboo · 15/05/2007 15:57

Just a quick hijack - I've just had to stop a letter going out to a doctor on the

Authorpeedic Ward


fryalot · 15/05/2007 15:58

Is that where they write books about poorly people?

allgonebellyup · 15/05/2007 16:13

Also dont like belly, despite my name!!!

And also hate tender (thats gross), moist, succulent, AAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH

And still hate Poorly. Especially "poorly sick".

And hate "bum" instead of bottom when talking to children.

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Aloha · 15/05/2007 16:17

It is a proper part of speech. 'poorly' in in 'he wrote that very poorly' has a totally different meaning so is a different word to the poorly people use in the phrase 'feeling poorly'. It is a homonym.

Aloha · 15/05/2007 16:17

I think tender is a beautiful word.

bossykate · 15/05/2007 16:18

hate it when used for "sick".

Aimsmum · 15/05/2007 16:21

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SpawnChorus · 15/05/2007 16:23

How about 'peaky'?

BarryScott · 15/05/2007 16:24

I like Peaky my mum uses peaky.

SpawnChorus · 15/05/2007 16:30

I can only use it when in 'indulgent mother' mode....when DCs are looking a bit wan, and I need to press them to my ample bosom.

fryalot · 15/05/2007 16:30

now to me, peaky just means that you look a bit pale or tired. Not poorly, or ill, or sick, or even under the weather... perhaps a bit run-down

BarryScott · 15/05/2007 16:33

Yes this is generally how I am feeling when my mother says "peaky" to me

scatterbrain · 15/05/2007 16:44

Again I have to disagree - Shabby is an excellent word to describe how one feels the morning after having had one too many !!

in my case - Shabby Chic obviously, lounging on my shabby chic sofa !

suedonim · 15/05/2007 16:44

I can't see what's wrong with 'peelie wallie', myself.

allgonebellyup · 15/05/2007 16:44

Peaky is ok IMO

I HATE it too when couples say "we're pregnant", NO YOURE NOT, only the woman -the one with the womb - is!!

The only time i like the word "tender" is in the Blur song of the same name...ahh its lovely and reminds me of old happy days...

And obviously "poorly" can be used in the original sense, eg, she performed poorly in the exam.

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