This decade seems to have welcomed in two phrases that I hate.
"That being said", bla bla bla
"That said", bla bla bla
There's an assortment of other wonderful terms that one could use, such as "however", "but", etc.
you make a very weak argument. - The cost does not outweigh the gain.
You are a Squirrel.... You won't live long enough to see the language change!
Why are you even making such irrelevant remarks?
Best you Get your head outa your Nuts mate!
Good point. As a squirrel, I have more pressing issues this time of year.
I think a far better choice if we were to strike a phrase from the English language would be---
"you know what I mean" or
Example--The money was "like" stolen, "You know what I mean?"
they add nothing to the meaning of what was said, that the money was stolen.
No offense intended but the words but and however don't have the same meaning as the phrase having said that. But and however are often used as connectors. They attach two separate phrases or thoughts. You could use except that in place of but. However means nevertheless or although. Having said that indicates a completed action.
"Having said that, ain't language grand?"
"Yes, but I still hate the phrase. However, I'm willing to learn."
"Great, except that I don't have time to teach you. Nevertheless (however), I will try."
I don't know if using two connectors in one sentence is grammatically correct.
like and what because they are verbal fillers that are more detrimental to grammar than text. Particularly in teens this seems to be a problem. These words maybe shouldn't be omitted but teachers should spend time clarifying like isn't a verbal filler it is to compare 2 similar subjects.
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