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    Default borderline bitter

    Dear all,

    What "borderline bitter" in:

    [A: What I'm gonna wear?
    B: since shes wearing the pants, Id go with a tube top and short shorts.
    A: The sarcasm? Borderline bitter.
    B: Do you think I'm a bitter?]

    A is a guy and he's going on a date and asks B (a girl colleague) about what he should wear.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: borderline bitter

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    What "borderline bitter" in:

    [A: What I'm gonna wear?
    B: since shes wearing the pants, Id go with a tube top and short shorts.
    A: The sarcasm? Borderline bitter.
    B: Do you think I'm a bitter?]

    A is a guy and he's going on a date and asks B (a girl colleague) about what he should wear.

    Thanks a lot.
    B's first comment means that she thinks the girl A is going on a date with is controlling the relationship (she is wearing the pants) and her "suggestion" is that he wear girl-type clothes (specifically, rather slutty clothes).

    When someone is bitter, they are angry and resentful. A is saying that B is showing her bitterness -- or at least coming very close to sounding like she is bitter by coming right up to the edge, or the border, of bitterness.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: borderline bitter

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    B's first comment means that she thinks the girl A is going on a date with is controlling the relationship (she is wearing the pants) and her "suggestion" is that he wear girl-type clothes (specifically, rather slutty clothes).

    When someone is bitter, they are angry and resentful. A is saying that B is showing her bitterness -- or at least coming very close to sounding like she is bitter by coming right up to the edge, or the border, of bitterness.
    like "you seem semi-angri" or "about to be angry"??

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    Default Re: borderline bitter

    At least a little angry and resentful.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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