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I am sorry, I just cannot stand the stupid term- “PS ing by the way”. This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. I notice a lot of the hosts use this ridiculous term. People do not know how to get their thought across without using a stupid slang term. JMO!!
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I never heard anyone say that.  What does it mean?

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I always thought they were saying "PS and by the way".  Maybe I need to have my ears checked!!!!Smiley Wink

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@Krimpette wrote:

I always thought they were saying "PS and by the way".  Maybe I need to have my ears checked!!!!Smiley Wink


Oh right!  Now that I've heard before.  Some of the hosts do say that.  Doesn't bother me.

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@Jinlei   Sorry but I have no idea what you are referring to. PS ing???

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@Krimpette wrote:

I always thought they were saying "PS and by the way".  Maybe I need to have my ears checked!!!!Smiley Wink


@Krimpette  Smiley Very Happy you’ve got the saying right.  

 

“PS, and by the way...” has been around for years and years.  It doesn’t bother me.

 

 

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Yup, it’s PS and by the way. Don’t know where the op got her saying from.

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Rachel said it on Holiday Gourmet yesterday, she was talking about some food item and she said”Oh, just PSing by the way, there is another selection”. I have heard Shawn say it, too. Maybe I heard it wrong, I just thought it was strange. Smiley Happy
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@Jinlei - Just in case you're confused by the phrase itself, it's simply a roundabout way of saying "and there's more"—literally, a post script (PS) to what was being said plus a side note ("by the way"). It is redundant and unnecessary and is rightly classified as slang, but as others have noted, it has been pretty pervasive in the English language over the past couple of decades.

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@loriqvc wrote:

@Jinlei - Just in case you're confused by the phrase itself, it's simply a roundabout way of saying "and there's more"—literally, a post script (PS) to what was being said plus a side note ("by the way"). It is redundant and unnecessary and is rightly classified as slang, but as others have noted, it has been pretty pervasive in the English language over the past couple of decades.


I never heard the term so thanks for the explanation.

 

It sounds like middle aged people trying too hard to be cool.