February 22nd, 2018 at 8:31 PM ^

This particular verbal construction is called "apophasis." It's when you say you're not going to do something and then you do -- or that you aren't a certain type of person and then demonstrate that you are. Two examples: 


1. I don't mean to gossip, but does anyone here think Janet and Rick are getting just a little too chummy? 

2. I'm not a racist, but I just really feel like crime went up in our neighborhood once the [non-white group] moved in.




February 22nd, 2018 at 9:07 PM ^

And I don't mean to interrupt, on the other hand, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that at the end of the day, for all intents and purposes, I just wanna say that there's just one thing and that's the gospel truth.

Now, what was the question?

Mocha Cub

February 22nd, 2018 at 8:02 PM ^

In true STAEE fashion, local residents are getting their cars stuck in water....after watching others get stuck trying to drive through the water first. It was quite delicious to see.