Wednesday, April 12, 2017

4-12-2017 #AtoZChallenge - J is for Just Sayin'

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J is for Just Sayin'... bad...again...for this post being late. I had good intentions to write it yesterday aaaaannnnnddddd I don't know what happened. :)

Just Sayin'
Some people use the term, "I'm just sayin'" either before they say something or after whatever they've just said.

It's kind of a replacement for, "In my opinion" yet it seems to evoke strong emotions for some people. They hate it!

Maybe its because they don't finish the sentence and leave too much room for interpretation.
What do you think? Hate it? Use it often?


  1. Hate it; it's lazy talk. Would never use it, It's up there with 'could of'.

  2. When some one says, "Just saying..." i find the answer and the person very dicey. May be the person is trying to gauge which way our mind is bent and then decide to toe the line.
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  3. I used the phrase often and I don't find it offensive, everyone should be able to say their opinion without fear, I don't see where the offense is, it's just a phrase

    have a lovely day.

    ~ my J post - Jeopardy ~

  4. Hi Heather - 'just sayin' ' ... awful! as Bob says lazy ... ah well we are getting lazier in our speech - just sayin' !!!!

    Cheers Hilary

  5. Hmmmm...maybe it's just me, buuuuuuut..... ;)

  6. I don't think I've ever used it. I had a friend who used to say "In my humble but accurate opinion," which was funny.

  7. My husband and I say this to each other all the time, usually in a joking way. It always makes us laugh.

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  8. I don't use the expression and don't really hear it that often so I don't find it automatically annoying.

  9. Hate it - I think it's verbal filler. I know you're "just saying it" because I just HEARD But I don't mind it so much in speaking as I do in writing.

  10. I don't say it but it doesn't irritate me the way it seems to bother other people.

  11. I do use it, mostly in writing, not speech, but it's deliberate - a kind of comic device.
    Which is apparently annoying the pants off of a silent portion of my audience.

  12. I'll say it occasionally, but usually when in conversation with a close friend or immediate family member to emphasize a point previously stated. It does seem to be a rather recent saying.

  13. For me it depends. I work with someone who says it a lot. That does bother me sometimes. But, if someone uses it once in a while I am okay with it. :) It is interesting that it brings out such strong emotions in people.

  14. Sometimes it's used to fill in the awkward silence during a conversation, when a speaker puts 'his foot in his mouth' and there's no response from the other person, who may be experiencing shock/disbelief... LOL


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