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    bloody bad

    Levi snorted again, impatiently this time. ‘Well I’m going
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    up here right now. So that’s pretty bloody bad wouldn’t

    you say?’

    what is bloody bad ?

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    #2

    Re: bloody bad

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    Levi snorted again, impatiently this time. ‘Well I’m going
    crazy
    up here right now. So that’s pretty bloody bad wouldn’t

    you say?’

    what is bloody bad ?
    It apparently means 'very bad'; but I infer from the usage that Levi is not a native speaker of English - at least, not Br Eng. Interestingly, the word 'bloody' collocates with 'good' (to mean 'very good' informally) but not with 'bad'. Alternatives would be '[absolutely] rotten', 'lousy', or 'bloody awful' - or something more specific about the kind of "badness" - 'bloody useless'/'bloody offensive'/'bloody unhelpful'...

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    #3

    Re: bloody bad

    Levi is Australian. Is there much different Aus. Eng. and Br. Eng.?

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    #4

    Re: bloody bad

    PS - just noticed the 'pretty'. What I said stands; 'pretty' is an intensifier for 'bloody' - unless there's a pause in the delivery, making it an adverb meaning 'fairly'/'quite'. In that case, the phrase would be 'pretty [no that's putting it too mildly, the right word is] ... bloody bad' - (I've kept to this adjective - though as I said before it sounds odd to my ears).

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    Re: bloody bad

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    Levi is Australian. Is there much different Aus. Eng. and Br. Eng.?
    Yes - but more so in speech.

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