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Posted by R. Berg on November 13, 2007

In Reply to: Don't do anything that I wouldn't do posted by pamela on November 13, 2007

: : : What does the this mean when someone says it to another person... Don't do anything that I wouldn't do?

: : It means "Behave yourself." The doings that the listener is to avoid are unspecified bad actions. Sometimes it's said ironically. ~rb

: Isn't it usually said ironically? Pamela

My experience with it isn't broad enough to say. It may be said without irony in old writings. ~rb