I don`t quite understand the meaning of the idiom "in rude health". What does it mean, where does it come from, and how could one explain such a wordplay as "I am a person in rude health"?
I am looking forward to your answers!
Rude has had different meaning in the past:
A rude person didn't mean the same- it did imply a lack of finesse and manners, but also could mean that a person was not delicate and easilyaffected, so it implies strength.