Do you get annoyed with the phrase “Just sayin'”?
It’s as if people just tack that on to the end of something tasteless, or tactless, or perhaps something really important and difficult to say, but then absolve themselves of all ownership by claiming they’re just sayin’.
What does it even mean?
“I’m just sayin’ something, but don’t mind me because it was no more real nor important than a burp.”
“I’m just sayin’ something really difficult and perhaps controversial, but I don’t really mean it so please just ignore it.”
“I’m just sayin’ something racist, sexist, homophobic, classist or just plain stupid and mean, but it can’t really hurt anybody because I said I’m just sayin’.”
I love my husband for many reasons, and one of them is that we are equally annoyed with the phrase just sayin‘. We came up with these e-cards, but we can’t decide which one is better.
Which do you like? Or can you come up with an even better come back to when someone says or types just sayin’?
And if you’re fond of this phrase you are offended by this post, well, you know, I’m just sayin’.
- Just Sayin’ (myrelentlessambition.wordpress.com)