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I find fascination in what people say, and phrases people use.  One of the sets of phrases I find interesting are as follows:

  • “The truth is”
  • “To tell you the truth”
  • “To be honest”
  • etc

The thing about these statements is that they seem to imply that the person speaking might usually lie when they speak, but in this one instance, they’re ready to be honest in what they say.  It’s a useless addition to any conversation, but I guess people use it to attempt to make a point.  Usually, people use this as part of a response to a question – but if I asked you a question, I expect to get the truth.

Anyway, I just hate the use of it.  People, please stop.  I mean, honestly…

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