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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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’.”
Y’all, give it a try. And when you do say it, make sure you tilt your head to the side just a tad and raise your eyebrows at the same time. You might even throw your hands up in front of you as if you are being told to “FREEZE” by the cops. I am sure it will bless you to add this clichΓ© to your grammar repertoire. Seriously, it will. I’m just sayin’.

18 thoughts on “I’m Just Sayin’”

  1. I heard the Mr. say it during his message on Saturday night and I grinned.

    I’ve got to find a signature phrase myself. Somehow “because I’m your mother” just doesn’t work outside of this house…

  2. I just laughed when I heard Chris say it this weekend, I thought to myself he must of got that from Cindy!!

  3. I’m a Georgia girl. It’s a phrase you’ll certainly here in the south, along with phrases such as “I haven’t seen you in a month of Sundays.” It’s just cuter coming from you.

  4. I would like to see all the looks I would get from the northerner’s. It just doesn’t sound the same with the nasaly (sp?) accent we have πŸ™‚ But I’ll try it.

  5. My reply is the same as Ali’s…when I heard Chris say that over the weekend, I thought ” he totally got that from Cindy!”. ha ha Guess we all think alike!

  6. I am with Kim, when Chris said that on stage I cracked up and looked over at Shelly and and said it to her.
    We use it as well but we got it off the corny movie Mr 3000. The bartender said it a bunch in that movie

  7. I have been waiting to use it until I get back from my visit to you. I figured I have to bring some OK back with me and I pick up accents quick. So I want to have the whole package when I get back the head tilt, twang, hands lifting, skip and maybe even a little shrug. πŸ™‚ I’m Just Saying

  8. I use that phrase all the time! Maybe I picked it up from you. It is a great way to break the ice in “Come to Jesus” talks…yikees!

  9. Well, I picked it up from you and I say it A LOT and of course I use a little drawl when I do, just so my friends will think I “speak American y’all”. πŸ™‚

  10. When my husband and I hear silly lines on TV or in a movie, we “dare” each other to use it the next day. It always bring us a lot of laughs because we have an “inside joke.” We recently watched the movie, “Enchanted”, not our favorite movie, but we pulled the over used word, “foul,” from it and use it whenever we get a chance…For instance, ants on the counter after leaving a cut piece of fruit out…”Be gone with you, foul ants!” πŸ™‚

  11. I’m so glad Marke and I aren’t the only ones who pull our “lines” from movies and tv. Our resources include “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (no we’re NOT nerds OR heathens), Dumb and Dumber, Planes, Trains, Automobiles, Spartacus (don’t ask), and believe it or not, Sommersby…

    oh, and Glenn Beck’s…. “mmmmm, not so much.”

    can you tell what our favorite past time is? Blockbuster loves us.

  12. i’m new to this phrase. i even had to ask a friend a while back what it meant! i love your so-clear explanation.

    i can’t wait to hear what a “come to jesus” is.

    i’m just sayin…

  13. OHMYGRACIOUS…I tooootally say this, always wondered where I got it from. Musta watched the same commercial y’all did. This is a saying that should be said by one and all…I’m just sayin’. πŸ˜€

  14. I tried this before on some of my posts. It’s just not the same as Cindy (how dare I compare myself to Cindy..my apologies). I can’t pull it off. I just can’t.

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