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    I'm backwards/ behind

    Am I right to think that "I'm backwards" cannot be used in the same way as "I'm behind", namely, to mean "late", and that "backwards" could rather imply I'm a bit slow on the mental side?
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    Re: I'm backwards/ behind

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    Am I right to think that "I'm backwards" cannot be used in the same way as "I'm behind", namely, to mean "late", and that "backwards" could rather imply I'm a bit slow on the mental side?
    They don't mean the same thing, you're right. "Backward[s]" implies mentally slow and is a rather unpleasant term that shouldn't be used!

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