digibird Posted May 12, 2004 Share Posted May 12, 2004 Perhaps you, too, have noticed something that over the past six months or so I have found increasingly annoying. Not just here, everywhere, in print and spoken. Someone will make a point with a few sentences or remarks, pause (or start a new paragraph) and continue with "That said..." or "That having been said..." or the equivalent. OF COURSE that was just said! There is no need to point out that something was said. Just please continue without it. This habit is spreading like a virus. The use of this phrase is pointles and irritating. Although it's a different form of language abuse ,it's still as bad as "At this point in time" instead of "now". I hate that, too. Are there other phrases like these that make you want to scream? Thanks for allowing me to vent and please join me in my universal plea: "That said.." No More. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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