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What is wrong with "I'm well" instead of saying that "I'm good" which sounds more like a judgement on your own behaviour ?
 

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I'm tired :D
 

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That could be from trying hard to be good but means you don't feel well then?
 

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Reminds me of whenever I see the children I work with I always ask how they are. Invariably they all say "fine". It's so non-committal! I always ask them for another word, threatening to take fine out of the dictionary :lol:

We walk down the corridor finding as many alternatives as we can, but the next week..."fine"!
 

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my favourite is the rhetorical "how are you today?" favoured by some people who are not seeking a reply with any meaning.
 

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I tend to say 'I'm good'. As I am usually on both counts, I feel it fitting. 'I'm well' is concentrating on your health alone.

Likewise, if you ask someone if they're 'well' and they happen to be a hypochondriac you REALLY wish you hadn't asked that.
 

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Im good just smacks of a child asking for a reward of sweets for being good, when I hear it.
 

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What is wrong with "I'm well" instead of saying that "I'm good" which sounds more like a judgement on your own behaviour ?
I have to say that I too find this irksome.
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Even worse is when this phrase is used in response to an offer of refreshments;

"coffee?"

"I'm good thanks"

"Well that's debatable, but would you like a coffee?" :rant: :rolleyes:

No one's mentioned the "A" word here, or the "F" word, but I'm afraid this is American being spread by facebook etc (the 'spellcheck' just tried to give facebook a capital f (twice!!):tut::rant:)
 
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We always have the latest buzzwords at work because I work in the Meeja (full of bright young things) and it does my head in too.

If anyone ever says it to me in response to my asking how they are, I always say 'well that's a matter of opinion'.

Because I am a grumpy old git old enough to be their dad, and proud of it! :)
 

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Even worse is when this phrase is used in response to an offer of refreshments;

"coffee?"

"I'm good thanks"

"Well that's debatable, but would you like a coffee?" :rant: :rolleyes:
With apologies to the OP for digressing but

I was in Starbucks yesterday when I saw Vincent van Gogh. I asked him if he would like a coffee and he replied, "No thanks, I've got one 'ere".
 

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But then surely "I'm well" sounds like a judgement on your health? :p
err.... yes, usually in response to an enquiry about your health, making it entirely appropriate and not smug or self satisfied or unaware of the difference between 'well' and 'good'.

:confused:

Sorry but I don't understand what you mean.
Try looking up 'well' and 'good' in a dictionary:)

(not 'well-good' though :lol: )
 
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