Been feeling a bit out of sorts the last few days. Not good or bad exactly, just kinda spaced-out or indecisive or something.
Perhaps I have unfinished business. I found this interesting article Feeling out of sorts? 4 Reasons why it happens from PsychMechanics.com. Worry, stress, feeling out of control… yeah, pretty much my whole life in other words!
Here’s a question. Once I’m not feeling “out of sorts” anymore can I then say that I’m feeling “in sorts”? No, probably better to say I “sorted myself out”. The American-English language is so weird isn’t it?!
The term “out of sorts” is thought to have derived from a 1600 printing press term of the same name. If the printing press was missing letters, it was called “out of sorts.” (Source: What Does Out of Sorts Mean? – writingexplored.com.)
So, if I say I say I’m feeling “out of sorts” what I’m really saying is that I’m missing letters.
Not true! I’m never missing letters. So, I guess I’m not truly “out of sorts” at all. Nice to know!
Hope everyone has a great Sunday!