To be honest with you ...

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To be honest with you ...

Post by Mister_Popo » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:00 pm

A lot of posts on the board tend to start with or at least incorporate 'to be honest' or 'honestly'.

Honestly, it's such a lonely word ...

I am starting to use it rather frequently myself, to be honest with you.
This while i don't actually tend to use it in real life.

Now i was just wondering, what does this mean deep subconsciously?

Does that actually mean we aren't quite as honest in real life, and only when using it here during those specific posts concerning DB?
Is it a form of politeness or correctness, more specifically if we don't agree or want to express our opinions without being overly attacking?
Could there be another subconscious reason or deeper psychological phenomenon evoking it?

Feel free to respond on the matter. Honest answers only please.

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Re: To be honest with you ...

Post by JulieYBM » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:25 pm

To be honest, I find it a little depraved.
To be honest, I might be digging a grave.
To be honest, can we stop with the conclave?

To be honest, it reminds me of when I'm in survival mode.
To be honest, the condemnation of a even a few does not bode well for one's mental health.
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Re: To be honest with you ...

Post by LoganForkHands73 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:52 pm

Honestly, Dragon Ball 1 is poo poo.

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Re: To be honest with you ...

Post by Mister_Popo » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:16 pm

LoganForkHands73 wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:52 pm
Honestly, Dragon Ball 1 is poo poo.

Well, the sun rises for nothing, to be honest with you.

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Re: To be honest with you ...

Post by Alruneia » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:22 pm

Well... I don't know. This could actually be something somebody with an interest in psychology and/or sociolects could look into. Why do people end up speaking in a certain way around a certain group of people, and in a different way around a different group of people? How come it's possible for our usage of language to mutate into a unique way of speaking for something as small and specific as an internet forum? I don't know, this isn't my field at all, but it is a topic you could probably write a thesis about if you wanted.
It was pretty awkward to have to consciously avoid using those phrases while writing this post. I'm supremely good at saying "Well" myself.
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Re: To be honest with you ...

Post by Mister_Popo » Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:06 pm

Alruneia wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:22 pm
How come it's possible for our usage of language to mutate into a unique way of speaking for something as small and specific as an internet forum? I don't know, this isn't my field at all, but it is a topic you could probably write a thesis about if you wanted.

The question was indeed more intented as a case of human intrest, definitely not to ridicule people that use the phrase a lot.

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Re: To be honest with you ...

Post by Dr. Casey » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:39 pm

Interesting thread.
Mister_Popo wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:00 pm
Is it a form of politeness or correctness, more specifically if we don't agree or want to express our opinions without being overly attacking?
Yes, I think this is the correct answer. It's normally used when saying something that could be seen as offensive or hurtful, so that the statement can (hopefully) have a bit less sting to it, and feel less biting and abrasive.
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