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20-10-2019, 04:20 PM
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Least said, soonest mended

I thought it might be interesting to start a thread on this phrase. I'm partway through reading Margaret Atwood's new book "the Testaments"and this phrase comes up often in the dystopian state of Gilead.

So do you agree that talking about something bad makes it worse?
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20-10-2019, 04:51 PM
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I believe it can do, Annie. Especially in Fora like this where intonations and facial expressions cannot be assessed.
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20-10-2019, 04:53 PM
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Re: Least said, soonest mended

Yes, sometimes the less said the better.

The News is a good example.
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20-10-2019, 04:57 PM
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News and good - in the same sentence, Dongles? Nah - doesn't work.
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20-10-2019, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Silver Tabby ->
News and good - in the same sentence, Dongles? Nah - doesn't work.
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20-10-2019, 08:00 PM
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Re: Least said, soonest mended

"Some things are better left unsaid"

There's truth in that.

A good way of shushing the indiscreet.
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20-10-2019, 08:38 PM
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Yes I agree but it is very hard not to respond at times, as you say facial expressions cannot be assessed. Face to face things are very different.
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20-10-2019, 08:46 PM
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Re: Least said, soonest mended

Originally Posted by d00d ->
"Some things are better left unsaid"

There's truth in that.

A good way of shushing the indiscreet.
Perfect.
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