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Re: If I didn't know any better

Posted by ESC on May 04, 2003

In Reply to: If I didn't know any better posted by MM on May 04, 2003

:
: Need help again!

: If I didn't know any better, I would think
: that someone wanted to get rid of me.
: What does "If I didn't know any better" mean here?

: Thanks!

I know he or she is not trying to get rid of me. But if I didn't have that knowledge, the person's actions would lead me to believe he or she WAS trying to get rid of me.

The phrase is often used sarcastically.

(That is kind of confusing. Anyone else want to have a go at explaining the sentence?)