1/6/09

I Was Just Wondering . . .


Have you ever stopped to think and then forgot to start again?


Why is it that when people start with "Needless to say" -- they go on and say anyway? What is the purpose of that phrase anyway?


Why is that when people say "To make a long story short," it's too late already?

6 comments:

Patricia said...

I think of these two phrases as "tags" that let the listener or reader know what is to come. It might make it just a bit easier to understand. It's probably more helpful in written text than in oral.

Sherry said...

The following message came via facebook --
Sandy Meier commented on your note:

"I think "Needless to say" may just be the cousin of "No offense, but"'."

I agree with that, Sandy. Usually if someone prefaces a comment with "No offense, but" -- well, it's time to brace yourself!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Sometimes it just fits.

Have a terrific day. :)

Da Old Man said...

The one that drives my wife crazy is "That being said..."

Amy Zielke said...

And my all time favorite is "Don't take this personally but..." Chances are, I will take it personally.

The Mind of a Mom said...

Oh my gosh yes! When my gf gets a few drinks in her and starts her story with "to make s long story short" you know it is more then the 2mins it should be! LoL

 
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