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    Philosophical help please

    I'm going a little off-topic today but hear me out.

    What does a person really mean when they say "not to be rude..." or "no offense but..." or "don't take this personal..."? If I say "don't take this personal but your wife is really ugly", how is a guy supposed to take that? It's totally personal so why would I expect a guy NOT to take it personally? Or if I say "no offense but you really suck at your job and should be fired." Assuming the guy thought he was good at his job, wouldn't a guy naturally find that offensive? I guess people are trying not to be mean but if you're going to tell a person something negative, you might as well just say it and not hide behind one of the phrases I mentioned. One of my colleagues recently made a "not to be rude" type of statement. I just don't get it. Nobody ever says "don't take this personal but you did a great job today." I would assume nobody ever says that because it makes absolutely no sense at all and yet people will do it in a negative way.

    Sorry fellas for my rant here. It's just something I've thought about for a while. Anybody care to chime in?

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    Don't take this personal, but I think you make a good point
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    With all due respect, it's just something a person says when they like to hear theirself talk bc they think their opinion matters, yet don't want to be toting a butt whoopin'.



    For example: Don't take this the wrong way, but your (a general "your")sister is hawt! It's a compliment, yet people have been shot for less.

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    im usualy undecisive but im not sure today..... i see your point

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    With all due respect is a military term and the proper way to address certain situations. For example you would not just tell your superior officer "your an idiot", you would say "sir, with all due respect, you are an idiot".

    And never under any circumstances talk about how hot anyone's sister is! lol

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    "I said with all due respect!!!" ~Ricky Bobby
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    And never under any circumstances talk about how hot anyone's sister is! lol
    If they find issue with the comments they obviously took it the wrong way. They were warned not to take it that way!

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    If you follow your initial separation statement with "but", than you just contradicted that separation and mean exactly the opposite, as words have meaning and "but" is a reversal word.

    So anyone that uses the word "but" has in a sense lied to you.

    use the word "however" in its place to then properly present your perspective of thought, so to lay the meaning correctly. That shows you see their stand, and yours as separate points of view on the same topic.

    Most of us don't understand the difference and also when we do, myself included, don't make the effort to speak correctly to avoid the offense....

    lastly offenses are always taken......never given. Obscenities, and degrading remarks are given, never taken. Food for thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fink View Post
    "I said with all due respect!!!" ~Ricky Bobby
    Classic!

    Its simply a cock block for a rebuttal. I use these terms frequently on forums because everyone wants to argue about nothing. By using one of the above mentioned terms it leaves people twiddling their thumbs and trying to find a response without looking like an ass.

    "In my opinion, and not to be rude or sound like a a-hole or argumentative by any means. I think that mathews bows look like waffles.."

    Hard to respond to that without leaving me a spot to interfere and make ya look silly...
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