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Old 12 Mar 21, 04:14 PM  
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ĎI would have a fit if ...í

So today I was talking to someone who said Ď I would have a fit if that happened to me Ď

Now this person didnít mean it literally- they arenít epileptic - but I questioned why they said it if they didnít mean it .

They said Ď itís just an expressioní and they didnt get why I should be annoyed /offended by it

My missus used to have fits hence why it touched a nerve .

Am I right to have been annoyed or was I over-reacting ? ( I didnít scream at them lol)

I know itís a throwaway expression and used in general parlance
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What they mean is Hissy Fit.

dictionary.cambridge/us/...lish/hissy-fit

But people shorten it to just fit! It doesn't mean or have any connection to a genuine medical condition. Just a childish outburst as in Hissy Fit.
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It wouldn't cross my mind to be annoyed at that, is it any different to someone saying "OMG I'd have a heart attack"
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What they mean is Hissy Fit.

dictionary.cambridge/us/...lish/hissy-fit

But people shorten it to just fit! It doesn't mean or have any connection not a genuine medical condition. Just a childish outburst as in Hissy Fit.
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Personally I think its a term of phrase, nothing nasty or mean.

At work, my hubby used the word "titivate" talking about decorating. The youngsters in his office, had never heard of the word... probably thought it was quite rude.
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I've heard people use the phrase '*MSL' and everytime I'm disappointed. Not even a dribble.

Halloween is equally disappointing, I've yet to see someone actually **** themselves.

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Old 12 Mar 21, 04:29 PM  
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The expression means Ďhissy fití in other words, a bit of a temper tantrum. I refer to them as a Ďpoo fití (insert own rhyming word here).
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Old 12 Mar 21, 04:29 PM  
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Personally I wouldn't be at all annoyed even though I've had a family member who had epilepsy quite badly.

I think we have become very sensitive souls and people get offended far too easily often at minor things. People who are fat are offended at being referred to as fat, people who are bald are offended at being referred to as bald even though that's what they are, but someone who is attractive isn't usually offended at being called attractive😀.
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My grandmother used to say someone would have fifty fits with their leg in the air! I have no idea what that meant of course.
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hissy fit is more of a toys out of the pram strop?


weird one in the north east have a 'dicky fit' ...no idea what it means mind..
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