When I hear it, my immediate reaction is... If this person needs to clarify they are being honest, does that imply that if they DON'T say this, they are not being honest?I don’t see how that’s dumb. I use it a lot, mainly if I want to make something clear, or out of habit.
Sort of related, but a phrase I've been seeing people using more is "I'm just a little guy" when introducing themselves. I don't know where this came from but it makes me so uncomfortable seeing people describing themselves as that. Calling something a "little guy" is how people talk about pets; it feels dehumanizing and awkward that it's becoming a normal thing that people say about themselves as a person.
There was a small trend on NASCAR Twitter a couple weeks back where we laughed at how exaggerated wrecks in movies that have stock car racing are."It's a movie, not a documentary"
Typically this is a response where I point out a minor flaw in the movie, that completely breaks my immersion and willing suspension of disbelief. Like in Whiplash, where Andrew punches through a snare drum head, and the amount he's bleeding from practicing drums is ludicrous unless he suffers from hemophilia.
One, the worst injuries drummers get are repetitive strain injuries, blisters, and maybe bruise their fingers if they catch it on the rim of the drum, so how Andrew is bleeding so much while practicing is ridiculous, unless he has hemophilia. That would be the only logical explanation.
Second, you can't punch through a snare drum head easily, because they're literally made to withstand being hit. A lot. With wooden sticks. By drummers. Some of whom have the touch and technique of Captain Caveman. Not only that, but Evans drum heads makes some snare drum heads made out of kevlar.
So either that snare drum head was gonna break on the next few hits anyways, or Andrew packs one helluva punch, stronger than Mike Tyson, able to punch through a kevlar snare drum head.
Or maybe, the scene just makes no sense. That's not how real musicians practice. It's exaggerated to a grotesque degree, because practice is a slow, deliberate, and methodical thing.