Thursday, August 09, 2007

With All Due Respect...

I think the phrase "with all due respect" is a riot, because while at face value it may sound like you respect the opinion of the person you are talking with, at it's core it more closely means:
- I am about to disrespect you
- What you just said is stupid and here is why
- No respect is all that you are due
- I am about to belittle you
- Diss


Dale said...

It's like the phrase "No offense, but..."

Martha said...

along with "I don't mean to be a bitch, but..."

Ok, at least this one is mutually-depreciating?