Candorville by Darrin Bell for October 09, 2019


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 10 months ago

    And usually when people say, “ooh, tell me more,” they don’t want you to tell them more.

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    boydpercy Premium Member 10 months ago

    Actually I don’t care.

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    Concretionist  10 months ago

    Actually, my dear, I don’t give a damn.

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    Yontrop  10 months ago

    Axioms don’t include the phrase “almost always”, actually.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 10 months ago

    I will have you know that I only “actually” when I can source my claim.

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    nos.nevets  10 months ago

    Not in writing, but in speech, you’ll find people beginning an explanation with “I mean, …”

    That strikes me odd. They do it even if they have not yet said anything that needs clarification. Listen for it, especially in interviews with experts. It seems to happen mostly with the educated, when explaining something to lesser mortals. But I’m not at all certain about that pattern.

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    uniquename  10 months ago

    The one that bugs me the most is when people start every answer with the works “So…”

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    jack666 Premium Member 10 months ago

    Any statement beginning with “I know for a fact that …” almost certainly is about something of which the speaker cannot or does not have any factual knowledge. Any statement ending with “Believe me” is almost surely a lie.

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