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    Default "Even I knew that!"

    Or an over-exaggerative "didn't you know that?" or "what! How do you not know that! I found that out ages ago!"

    Is this tied to a certain block pattern, or is it just lack of confidence in knowledge, and surprise that someone who is normally knowledgeable on this account fails to be knowledgeable?
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    I know an SEE who says that a lot, and an IEE who says that a fair bit, but I'm not sure if it's type related. It pisses me off a lot, it's such an obnoxious thing to say.
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    HA seems a good hypothesis to me. I usually shrug it off, and comment on the new knowledge (if I consider it important at all).

    This reminds me of the incredulity that I usually get when I admit to not having a cell phone - it makes me proud to be unique. However, that's not really the same thing, as "Even I knew that" is more normative.



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    I never say that. I know that I know a lot of bullshit that people usually don't care about, so I'm not surprised if somebody else doesn't know.
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    Yeah I think I do say that. Like, someone who seems to know more than I know about cars will ask my husband a car related question, and I'll think, "Even I knew that!" Even though I don't know much about cars.
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    totally offtopic:

    did anyone ever see dave letterman's game on his late night show

    "sink or float" ?


    that's kind of what this subform reminds me of.

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    I usually say this but not in relation to knowing things just seeing things. for example last night i was at a dinner party and some one said they have not seen the movie Anchor man to which I promptly responded "How have you not seen Anchor Man?!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWC3 View Post
    I usually say this but not in relation to knowing things just seeing things. for example last night i was at a dinner party and some one said they have not seen the movie Anchor man to which I promptly responded "How have you not seen Anchor Man?!"
    I have not seen Anchor Man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWC3 View Post
    some one said they have not seen the movie Anchor man to which I promptly responded "How have you not seen Anchor Man?!"
    My SLE friend says that kind of thing to me all the time, usually followed by, "OK, watch it on the weekend, and we'll talk about it on Monday because you're not going to get this story until you watch it." And yeah, one of those movies was Anchorman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezra View Post
    Or an over-exaggerative "didn't you know that?" or "what! How do you not know that! I found that out ages ago!"

    Is this tied to a certain block pattern, or is it just lack of confidence in knowledge, and surprise that someone who is normally knowledgeable on this account fails to be knowledgeable?
    I think its lack of confidence in knowledge and those with weak but valued are most inclined to use that phrase.
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    I don't think, "even I knew that!" very often, but, "how could you not know that?" often crosses my mind. Last time I got into an argument on that theme was how TV and radio makes money through advertising. It boggled my mind that a 40-year-old had not grasped that relationship.

    Other notable examples include the burden of proof concept, or the idea of arms races. I want to strangle anyone who buys an SUV because it makes them 'safer'.
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    I like these people because I can give them misinformation and have them say that to my face, and just feel bad for their fraudulence.

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