Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 370

Being sick or poorly…..

I am confused about whether I am sick or ill or poorly in America.

I’ve been right old ‘poorly’, as we would say in the UK. But in the USA – or is it just this East Side, I don’t know – apparently I’ve been ‘sick’.

But when I used this phrase to my husband he thought I was actually throwing up kind of sick, since that’s how we use it in the UK. We would use to point out the following:

‘I’ve been sick (barfing)’
‘I’m about to be sick (vomit)’; or
‘Get a bucket, I’m being sick (literally throwing up)’
That kind of thing. πŸ˜‰

I’ve got a cold and a fluey type thing – I’m poorly, non? Non. I am sick in America-land.

This recent [rather obnoxious anti-American] tweet highlights some of my confusion.

I hear what you're saying!

I hear what you’re saying!

So, as I got more poorly / sicker I had to go to the doctors and, even though I knew it was just a fluey type thing, before the doc saw me I had to get weighed and have my pulse checked and wotnot, and I’m yelling inside: ‘Don’t frigging weigh me, I’ve been feeding this cold, goddammit! And no need to take my pulse – my nose is blocked, not my arteries.’

Anyway, suffice to say I am no longer sick, ill or poorly πŸ™‚ .

HoCoBlog party

Us bloggers rallied together again for a Howard County drinkiepoos session.

We all sit and write behind our computers, so it’s nice to put a face to a blog when you can!

There are loads of new bloggers in the community – so welcome to you πŸ™‚ . Great work @hocoblogs for putting this on again.

I managed to photobomb Courtney Watson – I look like a little imp on her shoulder!



Harry’s assessment of the event, however was thus: ‘God, grown up parties are so noisy and boring and everyone just stands around talking really loudly and drinking.’

We gals rock!

We gals rock (whilst standing around talking and drinking!)

Harry’s favourite American presidents

Harry has informed me that he has two favourite American presidents. These are Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama. Excellent to have made a choice at six years old.

The former is chosen for his stance against slavery (‘he stopped white people owning black people’) and the latter for being nice (‘He is very smiley’).

He said all sorts of clever stuff, he did :)

He said all sorts of clever stuff, he did πŸ™‚

George Washington, however, does not feature on his favourites list (‘I don’t think it was very nice to kick out the English…..and I even have to sing that he was a great, great man…Sigh.’) πŸ™‚ .

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1 Response to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 370

  1. Love the photo bomb! Please, if you will, add the term #HoCoBlogs to your posts that have some hoco content. The text needn’t be visible to your readers… just our tech/system. Thanks!

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