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Re: SORRY BUT - Deliberate snark or ?

It's like when peopele say " It's not about the money" but YES it is...all about the $$$$$.We need that ignore button back.

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Re: SORRY BUT - Deliberate snark or ?

When I say "Sorry, but" it means I'm softening my disagreement.  In no way is it a euphemism for sorry, but you're an idiot. 

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Re: SORRY BUT - Deliberate snark or ?

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But none quite like the element of surprise
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Re: SORRY BUT - Deliberate snark or ?

The meme ^^^^^^^^^^^ made me laugh.

 

I hope it's okay I included it - not trying to derail the conversation.

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Re: SORRY BUT - Deliberate snark or ?

@Bird mama...LOL

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Re: SORRY BUT - Deliberate snark or ?

To me those words simply mean that the person disagrees.  I don't get worked up over it.

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Re: SORRY BUT - Deliberate snark or ?

Some who know me would say that I am not an expert with grammar.  I always thought that using the word but negated the word in front of it.

 

Sorry, but = not really sorry

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Re: SORRY BUT - Deliberate snark or ?

Never ever apologize here.

Sincere or "snarky" the only thing it accomplishes is it gives some  license to be offended a second time.

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Re: SORRY BUT - Deliberate snark or ?

I liken it to,

 

Not to be rude, but.....

 

Not to interrupt, but.....

 

Not to change the subject, but....

 

Not trying to tell you what to do, but....

 

etc., etc., etc.,

 

and then the person proceeds to do exactly what they said they would Not be doing.

 

 

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Re: SORRY BUT - Deliberate snark or ?


@minkbunny wrote:

I liken it to,

 

Not to be rude, but.....

 

Not to interrupt, but.....

 

Not to change the subject, but....

 

Not trying to tell you what to do, but....

 

etc., etc., etc.,

 

and then the person proceeds to do exactly what they said they would Not be doing.

 

 

My heroes have always been cowboys.  And they still are, it seems.


 

 

That's about it.

 

CAN one find an example of the use that's not snarky? Yes. But 95% of the time it's meant to be snarky and/or condescending.

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