TurkishWings
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English Language Question

Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:45 pm

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

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Kieron747
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RE: English Language Question

Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:59 pm

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

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RE: English Language Question

Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:03 pm

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 1):
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Kieron747

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

Kieron747: "I stand corrected."
 
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RE: English Language Question

Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:03 pm

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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RE: English Language Question

Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:05 pm

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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RE: English Language Question

Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:11 pm

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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RE: English Language Question

Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:41 pm

Thanks everyone... Much clear now.. I always thought it meant exact opposite  Smile
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RE: English Language Question

Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:49 pm

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

Kieron747: "I stand corrected."



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RE: English Language Question

Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:45 am

In case you said something which you later felt was not correct.
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RE: English Language Question

Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:51 am

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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RE: English Language Question

Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:09 am

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."
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RE: English Language Question

Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:14 am

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

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

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RE: English Language Question

Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:40 am

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

Touché.
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RE: English Language Question

Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:47 am

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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