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in rude health

in very good health


to be in rude health = vor Gesundheit strotzen, wie das blühende Leben; in einem Topzustand



“The tech giants are still IN RUDE HEALTH”

The Economist

“It is, of course, only because the Queen has enjoyed such RUDE HEALTH throughout her life that the nation reacts so anxiously whenever she is ill, and courtiers have made it clear there is no cause for concern.”

The Telegraph

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in rude health

- very good health
- strong and healthy

Cambridge Dictionary / Merriam-Webster


From Anglo-Norman rud, Anglo-Norman and Old French, Middle French rude, Old French ruide. The meaning (of a person’s body) robust, vigorous, strong, is from 1426.


A super-centenarian is someone who has reached the age of 110. This age is achieved by about one in 1,000 centenarians who typically live a life free of major age-related diseases until shortly before the maximum human lifespan is reached.

The longest a human has ever been proven to live was Jeanne Calment, who was born in 1875 and died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days. Calment even met Vincent Van Gogh.


The “2045 Initiative”, founded by Russian entrepreneur Dmitry Itskov in February 2011, is a nonprofit organization devoted to extending life through the replacement of biological organs with mechanical ones. The eventual goal is enabling the transfer of an individual’s personality to a more advanced non-biological carrier, and extending life, including to the point of immortality, by the year 2045.

SMUGGLE OWAD into a conversation today, say something like:

“The company is over 160 years old and is still in RUDE HEALTH.”

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Paul Smith

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