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User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1453 posts, RR: 8
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

In what situation would you say "I stand corrected" ?

Thanks in advance  Wink


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User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

After you have made a mistake (usually verbal) or said something factually wrong, you could say, "I stand corrected."

Rehards

Kieron747


User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 1):
Rehards

Kieron747

ME: "You mean 'regards,' Mavis Beacon."

Kieron747: "I stand corrected."


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

It's a phrase never to be seen on A.net, where people point blank refuse to ever admit they're wrong.  Wink

It's an admission that you've said something incorrect - a friendly way to say "Oh, really, I didn't realise that".



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User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1453 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

So it would mean something like "I am correcting myself and accepting I was wrong"?

For instance:

A: Brazil is not in South America.
B: No of course not. It is the largest country in South America
A: Of course. I stand corrected. Brazil is in South America.



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 4):
For instance:

A: Brazil is not in South America.
B: No of course not. It is the largest country in South America
A: Of course. I stand corrected. Brazil is in South America.

Exactly so.



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User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1453 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

Thanks everyone... Much clear now.. I always thought it meant exact opposite  Smile


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User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 2):
ME: "You mean 'regards,' Mavis Beacon."

Kieron747: "I stand corrected."



Kieron747


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

In case you said something which you later felt was not correct.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 5):
Exactly so.

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Also, the word "touché" may be used in the same context as "I stand corrected".



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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 9):
Also, the word "touché" may be used in the same context as "I stand corrected".

Not always true. 'Touché' is used when a point is met with a counterpoint. For example:

Most a.net users: "My PC is great. I can post on the forums, view photographs in full screen, waste time in the chat room, save Lew's photoshop'd pictures of ANCFlyer, and watch porn, all very easily and quickly."

Klaus: "That's great, but I can do all of that and more with a Mac, because a Mac is better than a PC. It looks cooler, it's more stable, it's just as powerful, and the hardware hardly every fails."

Most a.net users: "Touché."


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 10):
Most a.net users: "Touché."

Not true. Most A.net users would go  Yeah sure

 Wink



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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 11):
Not true. Most A.net users would go  Yeah sure

Touché.


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 1):
Rehards

Good thing

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 2):
ME: "You mean 'regards,' Mavis Beacon."

...caught this before I did.

I thought the erroneous letter was supposed to be a "T" rather than a "G" and was about to dial the couth police.



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