Filed Under: life
Published On: January 5, 2012
Found this little statement while reading Techdirt, and I think it does a wonderful job articulating both the power of conjunctions and their means to placate while seemingly facilitate.
“Anything you say before but in a political statement doesn’t count.”
We can even scrap the word political and it still makes sense.
“That’s a really nice shirt, but you shouldn’t wear it,” means “You shouldn’t wear that shirt.”
Or “That’s a really good offer, but I’m going to pass,” means “I am not going to buy your thing.”
And, “I respect your opinion, but I think mine is more valid,” means “I don’t really respect your opinion.”