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Old 01-11-2011, 11:21 PM   #541
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Very often, I notice here some seniors writing "Enough said!" at the end of their posts. What does that mean? Does that mean they don't want any further discussions on it?

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Old 01-12-2011, 04:00 AM   #542
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Very often, I notice here some seniors writing "Enough said!" at the end of their posts. What does that mean? Does that mean they don't want any further discussions on it?
Yes. They think what has been posted is satisfactory and that adding anything to it is unnecessary.

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Old 01-12-2011, 04:04 AM   #543
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Yes. They think what has been posted is satisfactory and that adding anything to it is unnecessary.
and they also mean that no one else should say anything further on the topic? How rude is that!!
 
Old 01-12-2011, 04:16 AM   #544
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and they also mean that no one else should say anything further on the topic? How rude is that!!
Well, I can think of a few threads where it would not be rude
 
Old 01-12-2011, 04:28 AM   #545
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and I know of one thread where I have found it to be rude!
 
Old 01-12-2011, 06:51 AM   #546
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Does that mean they don't want any further discussions on it?
Yes. Enough said.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 10:47 AM   #547
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and I know of one thread where I have found it to be rude!
IMHO, It is not rude in the sense that one part of the discussion taking place decides that his ( her ) contribution is no longer necessary... and this decision in not an act of imposition since it does not affect other parts... it is instead an act of free will...

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Old 01-12-2011, 11:46 AM   #548
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IMHO, It is not rude in the sense that one part of the discussion taking place decides that his ( her ) contribution is no longer necessary... and this decision in not an act of imposition since it does not affect other parts... it is instead an act of free will...
I thought e.g. if I say, Enough said, it would mean, that I don't want to listen now, so don't speak!
 
Old 01-12-2011, 12:46 PM   #549
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I thought e.g. if I say, Enough said, it would mean, that I don't want to listen now, so don't speak!
That would indeed be rude. What I meant was something along the lines:
"There's nothing else to be said here - it's down to you now to take our advice and fix the problem. There's nothing else we can do for you here."
 
Old 01-12-2011, 12:47 PM   #550
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BTW, I can imagine Linus T. saying it:

Enough said! Talk is cheap. Show me the code!
 
Old 01-12-2011, 01:48 PM   #551
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AFAIK "enough said" comes after disclosing enough about some improper situation that the impropriety is obvious. It's in there with "nudge, nudge", "wink, wink" and "a nod's as good as a wink to a blind man".
 
Old 01-12-2011, 05:29 PM   #552
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it is instead an act of free will...
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I could say something, but I know I probably shouldn't...

EDIT: On topic: I notice that "enough said" is also used in a context of something supposedly being so obvious that nothing more needs to be said about the given topic.

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Old 01-12-2011, 05:29 PM   #553
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Another question, although maybe it's a bit hard because it's about pronunciation and this is a written medium: what would be the proper pronunciation of the words either and neither? Is it "ee-ther" - "nee-ther", or "i-ther" - "ni-ther" ("i" as in "I")? Or is it any other pronunciation?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-12-2011, 05:37 PM   #554
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Another question, although maybe it's a bit hard because it's about pronunciation and this is a written medium: what would be the proper pronunciation of the words either and neither? Is it "ee-ther" - "nee-ther", or "i-ther" - "ni-ther" ("i" as in "I")? Or is it any other pronunciation?

Thanks in adavance.
While both versions are correct, the first pronunciation tends to be more common in American English, whereas the second one is more commonly used in Britain.

HTH
 
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While both versions are correct, the first pronunciation tends to be more common in American English, whereas the second one is more commonly used in Britain.

HTH
Ok, pretty much what I guessed.
Thanks for answering
 
  


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