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[-] [email protected] 148 points 7 months ago
[-] Rukmer 45 points 7 months ago

The first one I would think they were just kind of atypical at writing, like: "congrats," I said. As if they were writing a story.

The "your" is the most harsh, haha.

[-] [email protected] 101 points 7 months ago

I read them as following:

"I" never said we should kill him.

Someone else said it.

I "never" said we should kill him.

I didn't say it.

I never "said" we should kill him.

I just thought it.

I never said "we" should kill him.

Someone else ought to.

I never said we "should" kill him.

It's just a possibility.

I never said we should "kill" him.

What did we do? We could have given him cookies.

I never said we should kill "him".

Someone else though.

[-] [email protected] 25 points 7 months ago

The third one can be inferred as "I didn't say the words" as I inferred it.

Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?

[-] [email protected] 4 points 7 months ago

The said thing can also mean you heavily implied it, but never said it. Alex Jones relies on that a lot, saying he never encourages offensive violence, then goes on diatribes about how you're already under attack and they're coming to kill you now and yes God should be the one to kill them bur also God uses men as instruments of his will so maybe if you feel like you're an instrument of God's will you're probably right.

Also the version I learned was:

"I never said he stole my money."

In this version every one of them gives the idea that the accusation of stolen or somehow maligned property occurred, except in the case of never. That one is just straight up denying most of it.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 7 months ago

I got stuck on "should", this helped.

[-] [email protected] 52 points 7 months ago

clever!

did anyone else read them all aloud?

[-] [email protected] 48 points 7 months ago

Hope you didn't do it in public?

[-] [email protected] 11 points 7 months ago

I kinda mumbled them at first, but I must have had too much fun and said the last one too loudly, because now the TSA would very much like to know who my intended assassination target is, who got killed in stead and whether I have any bottles of liquid.

[-] [email protected] 18 points 7 months ago

I didn't not read them all aloud.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 7 months ago

So... you did?

[-] [email protected] 3 points 7 months ago
[-] Rolando 43 points 7 months ago

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[-] [email protected] 5 points 7 months ago

Show someone 100 years ago that this is something someone wrote with full seriousness, and that it's grammatically correct. I wonder what they would think of us and our state of language.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 7 months ago

Mark Twain would probably applaud the cleverness

[-] Kawi 1 points 7 months ago

Yeah go lie to someone in the past to make them mad about the future.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

How much is the prize of this slot combination?

[-] [email protected] 4 points 7 months ago

1,000,000 buffalo

[-] TheOhNoNotAgain 30 points 7 months ago

Doing the same for the phrase "I didn't say you were stupid" is a common rhetoric exercise.

[-] [email protected] 23 points 7 months ago

I didn't steal a hydrogen bomb.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 7 months ago

i read bomb as bong and had a double take

[-] [email protected] 14 points 7 months ago

Joke on "importance of proper stress/emphasis" with original phrase "I never said she stole my money". One of the cooler parts of languages like English.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 7 months ago

Why did I read every line out loud in my head?

[-] [email protected] 5 points 7 months ago

It's impossible not to.

[-] 1800doctorb 7 points 7 months ago

Why would Jerry bring anything?

[-] [email protected] 2 points 7 months ago

maim hurt punish but i never said kill that kids is what you call plausible deniability

[-] [email protected] 1 points 7 months ago

“Let’s eat, grandma!”

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