Thank you Phil for fine tuning my understanding of this two words. Apart from the hungry/angry problem which always fails me, I think that if upset is understated it fits me better somehowchipulukusu,
Yes, I think either one works. I understand the pronunciation difficulties. In terms of degree, however, angry is more intense and visceral than upset.
Thank you rrose, I'm actually familiar with the expression "please don't get mad at me" though I wouldn't have mention it without your suggestion. I may be wrong, but I think young people in the Uk is starting using mad in this way. They may have got it from TV. But still Madchester was a crazy city, not an angry one!In North America you can also say "I've never heard you so/this mad before." Mad in BE means crazy, while over here it's the same as angry.
Thank you, I will try! And thank you for reminding me a nice song that I didn't remember at all.And Chip you should try reciting an old Bob Marley song "A hungry man is an angry man".