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Retort

"I doubt it"

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A phrase used by high school students in reply to any question asked of them, particularly when a yes or no answer was involved mostly favoring the affirmative.

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A large question mark is written next to the collector's comment

Where learned: CALIFORNIA ; LOS ANGELES

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; Doubt ; INSULT ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

Good Advice:

It's better to be thought dumb, than to speak and remove all doubt.

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Informant frequently uses saying as a warning to children. The source is unknown.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Doubt ; Dumb ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Speak ; SPEECH ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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