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    disturbed/bothered

    Is it OK to say, "I'm totally disturbed"?

    What does it mean? Is it OK to say, "I'm totally bothered" too?

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    Re: disturbed/bothered

    Is it OK to say, "I'm totally disturbed"? Yes, but it sounds like a Valley Girl teenager is saying it, or that it's from a song lyric.

    What does it mean? It can mean "I am so disturbed by the situation that I can't stand it" - or - it could mean, "I am so upset that I am completely out of it."

    Is it OK to say, "I'm totally bothered" too? Yes, but what do you mean? "I am completely upset"? "I am being bothered by others to my limit"?


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    Re: disturbed/bothered

    Hi susiedqq.

    You wrote: "I am so upset that I am completely out of it."

    Can you explain the quote above?

    You wrote: "I am being bothered by others to my limit"

    Can you explain the quote above?

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    Do 'I'm totally disturbed' and 'I'm totally bothered' have the same meaning?
    Are both usages common in the US?

    Thanks

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