Posted by Jim on May 19, 2003
In Reply to: Re: Help me! posted by James Briggs on March 29, 2003
: : Consequently, I have been on a diet for the better---or worse----part of my life.
: : What does 'worse' here mean?
: This is a play on words (and it should be 'worst' not 'worse'). It is based on the fact that, although there are advantages to being on a diet, such as losing weight, there are also disadvantages, such as hunger!
: A balance has to be made between the 'better' aspects and the 'worst' ones when you chose to go on a diet - or any other course of action for that matter. Thus, if you've been on a diet there is a downside producing the 'worst part of my life'.
: Others may be able to put this more eloquently.
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