I have decided I am not a fan of, “just sayin”.
I’m sure you’ve heard it. It is usually appended at the end of a statement of opinion.
- “That jacket does not show off your best features. Just sayin’.”
- “That color looks like something you’d find in the babies diaper. Just sayin’.”
- “It seems like you could find a better way to spend your spare time. Just sayin’.”
People use the phrase “just sayin” as a softener. A disclaimer.
A way of indicating, “I have a serious opinion about this, but I’m afraid you won’t like it. So let’s pretend I don’t really mean it-that I’m ‘just saying’ it, but don’t expect you to do anything about it or even take me seriously.”
I’m working on this: if I say it, I mean it. And if I don’t mean it, I don’t say it.