"That being..."

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Jun 30 12:22:20 UTC 2006

Me neither.


sagehen <sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM> wrote:
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Subject: Re: "That being..."

>Bob Ney, a congressman from Ohio knee-deep in Abramoffgate, just lost
>his three top staffers to resignations. He tried to put a brave face
>on it in his press release:
>...I wish them well as they pursue their individual career paths.
>That being, I am very proud to say that I have recently promoted
>another longtime staffer...
>Is anyone familiar with "That being..." as an elliptical form for
>"That being said..."? It's a bit hard to search for, but here are a
>few other examples:
>As the title suggests it's all about first impressions. That being, I
>reserve the right to change my mind.
>I am a fan of all Nance's Children of the Greek Gods series, The
>Seeker being my absolutely fav. I would leave my hubby for Hugh. But
>that being, I think Nance really needs to go with this futuristic
>I first off want to say that I use to watch this show everyday. I grew
>up with it, it was one of my favorite shows to watch. But that being,
>I know I have seen every episode of this show.

>--Ben Zimmer
A little like the incomplete "as far as."
Could be: that being so, that being the case, that being understood, &c.
I've never heard or seen it before now.

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