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    To be sure

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    "Oh Sure"

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    What have you got against the Irish?
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    A lot of news articles discuss some situation, only to start a new paragraph with “To be sure “. I have started to detest it.

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    "At the end of the day..."

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    To be sure it shows an intellectual poverty, a lack of critical rigor, but at the end of the day who cares?

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    .....,so it is.
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    that being said. . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Sleep with one eye open.

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    Pivot.

    Surfaced.

    Lean in.
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    "Trump Derangement Syndrome"
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    Going forward at the end of the day with customer centric over arching corporate drivel.
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    Basically this is all irregardless, hopefully.

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    So called,
    "Trump Derangement Syndrome"
    whatever.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    That's how I roll.

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    Yeah, right.

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    Surprising how many tv talking heads start their answers with “Look,…”

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    "Just sayin'"
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    Dont'cha no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Surprising how many tv talking heads start their answers with “Look,…”
    And "So" is becoming the pause whilst the brain catches up.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    You betcha

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    I never use cliches.
    A cliche is like a red rag to a bull to me.
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    What I mean is ......

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    Over thee last few years it seems that "do" has become a semi-adverbial intensifier. As -

    "I do think that . . ." rather than "I think that . . ."

    "I do wonder if . . ." rather than "I wonder if . . ."

    It's almost alway oral, not written.

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    "To be sure". "So it is".

    I live with a woman who was born in Belfast. There's a strong Gaelic avoidance of the foreign, definitive, word "Yes". And a formal "Yes" did not exist in Latin. I guess the definite "Yes" is presumably Germanic.

    The first two phrases are not uncommon 'round this house.

    ...Nowt wrong wi' that. (Though a minor risk to me of "Stage Irishry" when I use 'em, of course. Yes. That is correct, without a doubt )

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    Sleep with one eye open.

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    going forward notwithstanding . . .

    and so it goes

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    When did "ask" become a noun? Why do people say "I have an ask" when they mean a request?

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    "my bad"
    Your bad what? back, knee?

    "I am loving it"
    You mean you love it.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    Over thee last few years it seems that "do" has become a semi-adverbial intensifier. As -

    "I do think that . . ." rather than "I think that . . ."

    "I do wonder if . . ." rather than "I wonder if . . ."

    It's almost alway oral, not written.
    I believe that is a way of giving emphasis.

    "I think" = maybe

    "I do think" "I really think" = It is definite that
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    "I met up with..."
    You met- the 'up with' is unnecessary.

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    We have a new-to-the-game local weather forecaster who should've never been awarded a diploma from whatever school they attend, who can stick the words "as well" in too many places throughout her five minutes of camera time.

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    Drive safe.
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