More on "You don't say!"

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Mon Aug 30 16:37:42 UTC 2010

My 20-year-old son just came in.  I asked him about _You don't say!_  He
thinks his friends only say it when they're being sarcastic.  He only uses
it if he doesn't like the person he's addressing or he wants to get that
person to shut up.


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