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Does the term "No Offence" Really mean no offence?

Unmistakably Liz 2008/03/06 21:47:16
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I just love when people say that. Cause that means you know what you said was offensive.

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  • Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum 2009/01/03 00:44:25
    No
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    +2
    No offense, but this is a really stupid question. Actually, its a good one, one of my pet peeves, because we all know:

    "No offense, but" = "I am going to say something offensive and here goes:"
  • tallChristian 2009/01/02 23:54:08
    Undecided
    tallChristian
    +1
    Sometimes, we may say something that the other person topically could take the wrong way so we tend to say that just to cover our bases regardless of whether we intended to offend them or not.
  • ~BINK~ 2008/03/20 13:25:22
    Undecided
    ~BINK~
    Well when you say " No Offense" then you know its going to offend somebody, so your better off just saying what you got to say!
  • . 2008/03/20 13:21:03
    Undecided
    .
    good question!!!
  • 20218 2008/03/13 17:04:03
    No
    20218
    It means that they know what they said can be considered offensive but they chose to say it anyway, they just tack "no offense" onto the end of it to cover their butts lol
  • Ashlynn 20218 2014/01/07 06:09:13
    Ashlynn
    +2
    You are right and lol :)
  • Nobody. 2008/03/07 18:40:49
    Yes
    Nobody.
    It doesn't literally mean that, but it's used for a specific purpose. It's used when something brutally honest is said, and the person needs to understand that they're not trying to be hurtful, but just honest.
  • Ant~ All Woman All Amazing~ 2008/03/07 16:27:15
    Undecided
    Ant~ All Woman All Amazing~
    +1
    Good question .. When some one says that you know you are not going to like the next thing they say .. So I really am not sure on this , some times it does and some times it dont
  • jacobtree 2008/03/07 04:47:38
    Undecided
    jacobtree
    It depends on who it is used to, and what happen.
  • alexxx. 2008/03/07 02:50:59
    Undecided
    alexxx.
    Whenever I say it, I really don't mean to offend anyone. I'm just trying to explain to them how I feel about the subject matter. But some people just say it as an excuse, so I don't know.
  • Daisy 2008/03/07 02:27:34
    No
    Daisy
    +4
    I think it's a lame attempt to 'soften up' the upcoming offence.
  • SpecialKrazyK! 2008/03/07 01:21:11
    No
    SpecialKrazyK!
    +3
    No to some it means..yes I really mean to say this but I do not want you to get mad..so I am putting in this disclaimer first..lol....GREAT q!
  • Special... Special... 2008/03/07 01:21:36
    SpecialKrazyK!
    +1
    ps love those links girl..lol u use them...
  • Unmista... Special... 2008/03/07 04:37:09
    Unmistakably Liz
    +1
    Thanx Much appreciated!!!
  • laurael 2008/03/07 00:40:40
    Yes
    laurael
    I always use that term when im getting to the heart of a matter
  • AZNangel715 2008/03/07 00:37:24
    Yes
    AZNangel715
    I say it and my friends say it. We all know that we don't really want to hurt each other's feelings.
  • GEMINII : queen of hope 2008/03/07 00:36:03
    Yes
    GEMINII : queen of hope
    when i write no offense i mean it i dont know what every one else thinks
  • Min Carter 2008/03/07 00:04:12
    Undecided
    Min Carter
    +1
    I have no clue. As far as I know, the word 'offence' does not exist in the English language!
  • Magzilla 2008/03/06 23:40:07
    No
    Magzilla
    It means, "Please don't take offense to my opinion"
  • Zach 2008/03/06 22:40:21
    Yes
    Zach
    Usually.
  • ►Cesar◄ 2008/03/06 22:23:30
    Yes
    ►Cesar◄
    +1
    it means don't get offended for what I'm going to say
  • sadiesmom 2008/03/06 22:10:19
    No
    sadiesmom
    +3
    As soon as I hear someone say that-I know, some one is going to be offended!
  • Special... sadiesmom 2008/03/07 01:22:01
    SpecialKrazyK!
    +2
    me too..lol
  • DrTim 2008/03/06 22:06:24
    Undecided
    DrTim
    +1
    AND "JUST WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT??YOUNG LADY!!!
    HUH? HUH?
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2008/03/06 22:05:00
    Undecided
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +3
    Sometimes they mean that they know they are being offensive but other times it just means they are being totally honest and are aware that someone might be offended. Currently everyone is offended over darn near everything, we might as well begin every sentence that way. No offence intended - LOL
  • Special... Jackie ... 2008/03/07 01:22:36
    SpecialKrazyK!
    +2
    i agree..some are truly trying to help..but others...they are going for it..lol
  • deadpyro 2008/03/06 22:04:07
    Undecided
    deadpyro
    depends how the tone of voice you say it in. i say no offence alot, i say whatg i htink and if i dont mean in offendng you i say no offence but sometimes when people say it to me you can blatantly see that they do mean offence so it varies alot
  • DrTim deadpyro 2008/03/07 01:29:50
    DrTim
    +1
    "No Offence" but,"How do you determine a "tone of voice" in a written reply?
  • Ashlynn DrTim 2014/01/07 06:14:09
    Ashlynn
    +2
    A vary kinda high kinda deep voice
  • Lou 2008/03/06 22:04:01
    No
    Lou
    +2
    No, not really. What it means is, do not get mad because I am saying rude, and ugly, things to you, just take it and get over it.
  • stevie d 2008/03/06 21:58:55
    No
    stevie d
    +1
    what there really trying to say is oops i shouldnt have said that
  • Robertswifey 2008/03/06 21:54:17 (edited)
    Yes
    Robertswifey
    +3
    Yeah, "no offense" is just a warning to let someone know that you're about to be very honest quite possibly to the point of offending them. Its your way of making sure they don't take what you say out of context. Atleast when that phrase is used, people will know that you aren't being oblivious to how rude what you said was. I usually say "Ok, don't take offense to this, because I don't mean it that way but........"
  • Headhunter 13 2008/03/06 21:52:52
    Undecided
    Headhunter 13
    +2
    only if I am not being offensive
  • No
    Kaptn☠King☠Hate☠Machine(Im back!)
    +2
    usually, if you have to say that you know in advanced you are going to offend someone.

    no offence but, that picture you used for this...

    its great!

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