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16:05 May 19, 2003
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:poor boy
Brian was a frustrated actor. He wanted to be an actor, but he never made it. I could tell you stories, but I do not want to go into things like that because the poor boy is not with us anymore.
My question is whether poor boy has a slightly ironic overtone in this sentence?
Or is it neutral?