Posted by James Briggs on March 29, 2003
In Reply to: Help me! posted by stile 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.