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How about its counterpart....
« on: October 10, 2007, 04:21:58 PM »
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Re: How about its counterpart....
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2007, 04:50:53 PM »
I've so far managed to restrain myself from adjusting that line to my actual feelings.
"i'll give that all the consideration it deserves."   

Does saying "I'll take that under consideration" make it any less rude than what I really want to say?

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Re: How about its counterpart....
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2007, 11:11:52 AM »
IMO, saying "I'll take that under consideration" is not rude. I haven't used it in ages (I don't remember the last time)

 I used it to convey "I hear what you are saying, and I will think about it."  (Even if I really meant something ruder)
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Re: How about its counterpart....
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2007, 12:03:36 PM »
I think if you want to spare someone's feelings, then saying SKOYTTAI or "I'll take that under consideration" said with a smile (or "smiling tone") is the way to go.

However, if you're trying to get the point accross that someone's two bits wasn't wanted or to mind their own business, then any similar phrase, especially "I'll give that the consideration it deserves", with the addition of the right tone and maybe an icy glare is the better way to hit someone with a clue by four.
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Re: How about its counterpart....
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2007, 12:05:52 PM »
I think if you want to spare someone's feelings, then saying SKOYTTAI or "I'll take that under consideration" said with a smile (or "smiling tone") is the way to go.

However, if you're trying to get the point accross that someone's two bits wasn't wanted or to mind their own business, then any similar phrase, especially "I'll give that the consideration it deserves", with the addition of the right tone and maybe an icy glare is the better way to hit someone with a clue by four.

Exactly! You said what I wanted to say, but you explained it much better!
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Re: How about its counterpart....
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2007, 12:46:34 PM »
I think if you want to spare someone's feelings, then saying SKOYTTAI or "I'll take that under consideration" said with a smile (or "smiling tone") is the way to go.

However, if you're trying to get the point accross that someone's two bits wasn't wanted or to mind their own business, then any similar phrase, especially "I'll give that the consideration it deserves", with the addition of the right tone and maybe an icy glare is the better way to hit someone with a clue by four.

Exactly! You said what I wanted to say, but you explained it much better!

I used the line "My medical condition is not open for discussion" the other day.  It worked WONDERFULLY.   I was at work and someone came up to me asking/being nosy about my medical condition.  Had they asked in ANY other manner than "What's wrong with your face?" I might have replied differently.
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Re: How about its counterpart....
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2007, 10:03:06 PM »
I think if you want to spare someone's feelings, then saying SKOYTTAI or "I'll take that under consideration" said with a smile (or "smiling tone") is the way to go.

However, if you're trying to get the point accross that someone's two bits wasn't wanted or to mind their own business, then any similar phrase, especially "I'll give that the consideration it deserves", with the addition of the right tone and maybe an icy glare is the better way to hit someone with a clue by four.

Exactly! You said what I wanted to say, but you explained it much better!

I used the line "My medical condition is not open for discussion" the other day.  It worked WONDERFULLY.   I was at work and someone came up to me asking/being nosy about my medical condition.  Had they asked in ANY other manner than "What's wrong with your face?" I might have replied differently.


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Re: How about its counterpart....
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2007, 09:44:55 AM »
I always liked a line from the Discworld series, "That is, of course, an opinion".

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Re: How about its counterpart....
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2007, 09:12:53 AM »
I always liked a line from the Discworld series, "That is, of course, an opinion".

I'm not familiar with Discworld, but I did use a very similar line back in college.  I had a group project for a Business class, so we all met in the cafeteria to plan things out.  About 10 mins into it, someone from another table (a complete stranger) walks over and interrupts with her Big Solution.  We all pause, then I say "Well, that's one opinion."  The group returns to planning.  After standing there silent for a few minutes, she just wanders off.   ???  So strange.

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Re: How about its counterpart....
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2007, 07:17:37 PM »
I always liked a line from the Discworld series, "That is, of course, an opinion".

I'm a huge Discworld fan.  "Sometimes it is better to light a flamethrower than to curse the darkness."

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Re: How about its counterpart....
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2008, 03:15:34 PM »
I've got something really good - The Evil Glare of Death PLUS The Raised Eyebrow!

I have a good evil glare - I'm a Scorpio, so my evil glare can ignite damp newspaper across the room at fifty yards. However, I can also do a raised eyrow a-la Teal'c/Spock. It has a surprisingly quelling effect. The rudest person will suddenly find another place to be when they see the raised eyebrow with the glare.