I’ve been a little under the weather today. What an absolutely stupid phrase to mean you’ve not been feeling well. Under the weather. What numpty thought that one up, and why on earth did it catch on?
Well I can tell you as I’ve just asked google so you don’t have to, though you may already know the answer anyway.
In the old days, when a sailor was unwell, he was sent down below to help his recovery, under the deck and away from the weather.
Of course, there is never just one answer! From a different site comes … “Passengers aboard ships become seasick most frequently during times of rough seas and bad weather. Seasickness is caused by the constant rocking motion of the ship. Sick passengers go below deck, which provides shelter from the weather, but just as importantly the sway is not as great below deck, low on the ship.”
Either way, it’s a sailing thing. However, I am not sailing today, but still can be classed as under the weather I feel. No matter, it’s not a biggy and I’ll be right as rain (! ) 🤣🤣 in no time!!