Advice: Meaning Of (2) Common English Phrases Used

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How are you occupying your Wednesday my fine group of folks who stop by from throughout the world!? I’m truly honored that you take the time to stop by and read my content. Without you, I would be speaking to myself. Cheers for it being hump day! It’s another slow, cloudy work day today with no forecasted rain here in New York City. Any amazing vacations or weekend road trips planned for you my friend? Sadly, I’m not taking any trips any time soon. I’m thinking about going away a year from now. I may wait until my son Johnny graduates from high school and do some really cool trip. I thank you kindly for checking out my son John’s “Call To Action Marketing” (hashtag #CTAMarketing) business! I’m trying to get him to establish a blog since he is very new to this realm. Of course, as a proud mom, I will share his content. For this blog post, I cooked up another response for my Quora advice. Let me know if you enjoyed my advice or not? I’m still open to topic suggestions if you offer them to me. This topic is on the subject of the types of phrases that people use in every day conversations. I didn’t consider these phrases to be confusing before now. I’m acknowledging now that there are many languages spoken across the globe. There are probably a ton of phrases that native English speakers use to convey different thoughts that sound funky in translation. The only language I’ve briefly attempted to tackle is Spanish. I’m poorly trained with being the bilingual that I want to become. I give much credit to the many people throughout the globe who have been trained to speak many languages. My hat tips to you folks. As a kid, my father held a super firm position about learning foreign languages. We had gotten into a dispute my senior year since I wanted to take and learn to speak Spanish. He angrily yelled at me that anyone who comes to the United States needs to know English. I felt like that was a very arrogant approach to the position. He forbid me from taking the Spanish class. I told him that the world is changing and becoming more interconnected. I ended up secretly taking the class behind his back and he never found out about it. I really wish that I knew other languages since that is the competitive edge. There is nothing worse than people speaking another language in my presence and I do not know what they are saying. Then again, in New York City, people speak in many languages from around the globe. It would be absolutely impossible to learn every language on the planet. Perhaps there is a savant out there who is able to tackle that with no issues. I’m okay, as an older chick, with admitting my deficiencies. When I was younger, I was way more stubborn and determined to succeed at even the most daunting tasks. Well, without diving further into talking about multi-lingual tongues, go ahead and read my view on the topic. Check out the posed question and my own response down below:

POSED QUESTION:

“Why do people say things like “needless to say” and “can I ask you a question”?”

By Marie Wells

MY RESPONSE:

“The phrase “needless to say” is what is said before saying some information that is rhetorical. Rhetorical means that the answer is obvious and the speaker is aware that they are saying something that is not new information. The phrase “can I ask you a question” is a polite way to ask your permission before proceeding further. To me, it indicates respect and that a very personal question is on the horizon. Any time anyone has prefaced a question with that phrase, a somewhat uncomfortable question surfaces. You may then choose how to respond. Good luck with navigating future phrases. #ConstructionTales”

By Leslie M. Jasper

I appreciate you for taking a stab at reading my Quora advice post. Let me know what you think? Have you previously ran into these phrases and scratched your head? Drop your response down in the comment section below. I’m sharing my latest (8) podcast episodes that come from The Verbally Disastrous Podcast, via links for Spotify & YouTube down below. If you read a Kindle, check out my newest short story release that belongs to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library short story series on Amazon down below. This new short story #11 is entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. The previous short story is #10 is entitled, “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. If anyone has read any of my other previous short stories, by all means, let me know what you think? Check out the links for my book #ConstructionTales down below. I’m at work and it is another slow, slow day (read this very slooowwllyy). Enjoy your Wednesday since we are actively in the middle of the grind for this work week. I wish you a great morning/afternoon/evening on your side of the globe and a restful or productive day!

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