- When one of us is saying something to the other and the other gets a little defensive, we usually say “I’m just sayin’” and it breaks the ice. The mood is no longer tense and we usually smile and go about our merry way. Sometimes we even skip.
- When we are trying to get our point across to someone and it might be a little on the direct side, we usually say “I’m just sayin’” to make sure there is a comical feel to what we’ve just said.
- If we are having a “Come to Jesus” with some folk we will use this phrase. (Will blog about that later. It will be entitled, “How to Have a ‘Come to Jesus’ Without Being Killed.”) When bringing down the proverbial hammer, we might say, “I’m just sayin’.”
It has come to my attention that some people think I coined this phrase that I use ALMOST DAILY. Let me assure you, I DID NOT. My little mind did not come up with this clever and catchy expression, but I am absolutely certain that I have used the heck out of it and might even have gotten on some of y’all’s nerves. I’m just sayin’. The background behind this goes a little somethin’ like this. Chris and I were watching TV one day and a commercial came on that made us giggle. Or laugh. Or become amused. Whateverhaveyou. We don’t remember the commercial except that at the end a real heavy-set guy finished his line with, “I’m just sayin’.“ We were stopped dead in our tracks and we haven’t stopped saying it since. Here are some examples of how we use the phrase: