Guest   Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:58 pm GMT
When you want to say that your English is not good as it used to be, is it correct to say "I am a bit rusty?". I've heard someone using that expression and it sounded weird to me. I thought that "rusty" could not be used to characterize someone, but only to charaterize a skill, like in "My English is a bit rusty".
Please, if you spot any mistakes in my post, feel free to correct me...
Matt   Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:05 pm GMT

As long as the person you are speaking to knows that you are referring to your English skills, it is perfectly acceptable to say "I am a bit rusty".
LOLOL   Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:12 pm GMT
If you haven't had sex for 5 years, you'll be a bit rusty!!!!!!!!
sluttyslut   Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:31 pm GMT
it never happens to me, don't worry!!!
LOLOL   Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:34 pm GMT
It is happening to me, I'm 23 - although I don't even have the pleasure of being rusty as I don't have any benchmark with which to measure myself.
Guest   Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:41 pm GMT
So? what's the problem?
furrykef   Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:14 pm GMT
"I'm a bit rusty" is perfectly fine. I say it all the time.

Yes, it's an odd construction, but things we say don't always make sense. :)

- Kef