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Friday, February 02, 2007

"Just Kidding" often means exactly the opposite

by Douglas E. Welch,
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"Just kidding!" We hear this on the playground as children and in the office as an adult. Usually it is followed by "Geez, don't you have a sense of humor?" Over the years, though, I have learned that "just kidding" is one of those phrases that means exactly the opposite of what it says. The speaker wasn't kidding at all, but only using the phrase to deflect how incredibly insensitive and rude they are actually behaving.

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At 7:53 PM, Anonymous SplitElement said...

Right on man. You totally nailed the idea behind, "just kidding," I have always felt the same way about the phrase.

At 8:00 PM, Blogger Douglas said...

Thanks for the kind words, Just kidding has always been one of my pet peeves and I finally found a way to make it into an article.



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