Sleeping style

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Sleeping style

Post by Stevenloan » Fri May 03, 2019 3:53 pm

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Hi everyone! What do you call this sleeping style? In the picture the man has the sleeping style like that because it's cold.

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Post by trolley » Fri May 03, 2019 9:59 pm

This is the "fetal" (or "foetal") position.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat May 04, 2019 2:13 am

Stevenloan wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 3:53 pm
In the picture the man has the sleeping style like that because it's cold.
I can think of more effective ways of keeping warm. Some of them even involve blankets or other coverings. :D
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Post by Stevenloan » Sat May 04, 2019 3:35 pm

trolley : Thanks a lot for your answer. Erik: Thanks for your input. Your answer is hilarious :D By the way, is the answer of B used correctly in this situation?

Wife : Where is our son?
Husband : He's curling into a fetal position in bed.

Thanks so much!

StevenLoan
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Post by Bobinwales » Sat May 04, 2019 5:56 pm

Nothing wrong with it as far as I am concerned.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat May 04, 2019 6:00 pm

"He's in bed, [curled up] in the f(o)etal position".
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Post by Stevenloan » Sun May 05, 2019 2:29 am

Bob and Erik : Thank you both very much for your help. I really appreciate it.

StevenLoan
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Post by Phil White » Mon May 06, 2019 5:56 pm

More generally, I think we would just use "curled up". "The foetal position" is not really a colloquial expression, although pretty well everyone understands it:

"I always sleep curled up."
"Ah, look at him sleeping all curled up."
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Re: Sleeping style

Post by Stevenloan » Tue May 07, 2019 1:33 am

Phil White : Thank you very much for your versions.

StevenLoan
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