I wonder how many of you have been a tad annoyed at this phrase, which is often a post-script after a sarcastic, unkind or unpleasant comment.
Here are some examples (which can be occasionally found on Facebook) :
I really loathe people who act as if they have it all together. Just saying.
Don’t wanna date a ______ boy. Just saying.
Just had the juiciest, ohsem-est (yeah, they even ruin the word awesome!) steak ever in ______ (fill in the blanks with some 10 star hotel or something). Just saying.
Just saying seems to be a quick, painless two-word phrase to get away with whatever you feel like saying. Careless words thrown out in the spur of the moment can cut deep and last long. I must say it’s still a lesson for me to learn – to be more careful in what I say, the attitudes I harbour within my heart, the choice of words I use and the manner in which I speak.
“A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.”