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27 July 2012 @ 12:44 pm
I love it when people say, "it goes without saying that ..." before saying quite a lot about the thing.
I'm feeling: amusedamused
Bad Rabbitzzbottom on July 27th, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
Right up there with when someone says "Obviously..." and goes on to say something that wasn't at all obvious.
Spiderbabearachne8x on July 27th, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
Not to belabor the point but....

Yagayagagriswold on July 27th, 2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
No offense, but...
m.entrope on July 28th, 2012 02:24 am (UTC)
This one gets RIGHT UNDER MY SKIN.
Ellen: with kidletkeyne on July 28th, 2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
Fortunately, my kids will both come back to anybody saying that with "Of course it's offensive, or you wouldn't be saying that."
David Policardpolicar on July 27th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
* hides *
ruthless compassion: slyaroraborealis on July 27th, 2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
No, I mean, I honestly love it. Some of the others people have mentioned, not so much, but that one always makes me giggle.
David Policardpolicar on July 27th, 2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
* pokes head out, tentatively *

Many years ago, with no irony whatsoever, I found myself saying "Yeah... I have long since resigned myself to being the sort of person who, well, who says things like 'I have long since resigned myself to'."

I am often sheepish about it.

It was particularly bizarre in conjunction with aphasia.
Stable Strangeletcuthalion on July 27th, 2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
I would like to hear someone introduce a celebrity with "Our next speaker needs no introduction" and just leave it at that.
ruthless compassion: squee!aroraborealis on July 27th, 2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
That would be so great.
Kcatkcatalyst on July 28th, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
I once saw someone do basically that for a speaker (invited academic talk). It was actually kind of awkward and not great. But I imagine it would better for, like, the president or Madonna.
BOB!!: Cruiser'scruiser on July 29th, 2012 12:51 am (UTC)
Yeah, it works better for people who actually need no introduction. Harimad's real complaint is "And now for someone who needs no introduction, blah blah blah, [five minutes of career notes], ladies and gentlemen, Pete Seeger!" and also when they say "needs no introduction" about people who certainly *do* need an introduction.
Blue Gargantuabluegargantua on July 27th, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC)

It goes without saying that you'll be talking quite a lot about the thing...