Words and their arthritic and unarthritic meanings

stickywicket
stickywicket Member Posts: 26,252
edited 26. May 2017, 03:06 in Living with Arthritis archive
It has been said that UK and USA are 'two nations divided by a single language'. I believe the same is true for those with arthritis and those without. Here are two examples inspired by yesterday / today. Please feel free to supply your own.

'I'm shattered' – Me – I need to sit down right now.
Him – Shall we just shove some pizzas in the oven then take them, plates, glasses and all we need outside to eat? We could invite the family round too.

'I'm in pain' – Me – Will you finish the meal preparation?
Him – I'm not sure I'll manage a full 18 holes of golf.
"The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran

Comments

  • moderator
    moderator Moderator Posts: 4,085
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I need to pace myself
    Me I think I can do 2 things on my list of 10 things and take my time
    Him I will have to knock off that last job and do it in the morning

    Best Wishes
    Sharon
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,252
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    :lol::lol::lol:

    Oh yes! Though my beloved rarely feels the need to pace himself and is always astonished if his body lets him down :roll:
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Was it George Orwell who created 'doublespeak'? I think that's a term that works well for us.

    The Spouse has a double disadvantage: he's healthy and male. I have one major advantage in that I'm female, obviously I'm not a healthy one but can cope with that and its challenges far better than he has ever managed with his temporary indispositions. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben