Rambling thoughts on this one, an adjective used in a variety of ways.
According to the Cambridge dictionary, terrible means very unpleasant or serious or of low quality.
I suppose then it’s right to say kids go through the terrible twos (glad I didn’t have any as they may not have seen three) , and when it’s been raining all week, the weather is terrible.
The service from our local doctor’s surgery is definitely terrible, so much so that it has been voted the WORST in the county.
I have suffered some of the most terrible headaches in my working life, some leading to debilitating migraines.
The media is full of terrible news about loss of life, Covid, and family matters. It is also terrible the double standards our government has and the slimeballs that are in charge.
We say we feel terrible when we don’t feel well, or guilty for having put our foot in it by opening our mouths before the brain is in gear.
On a positive note though, some things may have seemed terrible at the time, but have been overcome. I’m thinking breast cancer and I’m still here. That’s not so terrible is it?
Written for FOWC 27th June