I means ' In all Honesty'.

Propositions by Stephen Dunn.

Anyone who begins a sentence with  "In all honesty"........ Is about to tell a lie. Anyone who says "This is how I feel" had better love form more than disclosure.

 Same for anyone who thinks he thinks well because he had a thought.


Rodin.....The Thinker.

If you say "You're ugly to an ugly" to an ugly person-no credit for honesty, which always must be a discovery, an act that qualifies as an achievement. If you persist you're just a cruel bastard, a pig without a mirror.



Somebody who hasn't examined himself  enough.

 A hesitation hints at an attempt to be honest, suggests a difficulty is present.

A good sentence needs a clause or two, interruptions, set off by commas,

 evidence of a slowing down, a rethinking.

Before I asked my wife to marry me, I told her I'd never be fully honest.  "No one she said, had said that to her"

' I was trying to be radically honest', I said, but in fact had another motive.

 A claim without a 'but' in it is,  at best, only half true.


IN ALL HONESTY,  I was asking in advance , to be forgiven.

I really enjoyed this  INTERESTING piece of work and I do hope, You do too!

My sincere thanks to DENISE for creating ABCW and to  ROGER ably assisted by Leslie in the smooth running of this meme. Also many thanks to the team of assistants who help with the visits.

 Best wishes Di,ABCW team.










 





Comments

  1. Indeed Interesting!
    Particularly the guy being honest. :)
    Happy ABCW!

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    1. Indeed Indrani,
      I did admire his honesty and I like his writing,
      I've only read a little of his writing and I rather
      like it so I'm going to research it more, I like a new
      project
      Good to hear from you again,
      Best wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  2. It was interesting - another good one Di! XX

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    1. Thank you FP glad you stopped by,
      This writer has written and had published, to high acclaim in the US, I'm going to do some research on him as I rather like his writing !
      Hope all is good with you,
      Best regards,
      Di.x

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  3. I'll be careful using the term "in all honesty" from now on.
    Ann

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    1. If avoiding hurting a person's feelings, perhaps telling a white lie is the most sensible route......'In all honesty'!Ha ha xx
      Di.
      ABCW team

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  4. I must admit, Di, (in all honesty) that I'd never heard of Stephen Dunn before. But this is an intelligent and interesting idea about the phrase. *cheeky smile*

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. I had heard of him Leslie, My English tutor, Roger McGough, introduced us to him, he was a great fan. I don't know if you have heard of Roger? He is a famed and published British poet, and frequently hosts a wonderful radio 4 programme called
      'Poetry Please'... I can still hear his gentle
      lyrical voice when he recited his poetry to us.
      'In all honesty'!

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  5. "To be honest" is a good one too, I used to work with someone who used always used that phrase when telling a little white lie, usually to put someone off on the phone. As in - to be honest I don't have time to do that - oh yes we used to tease her when she used it.

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    1. Hi Joy good to hear from you..'To be honest' definitely sounds a 'Northern'cliche.My Uncle Jack always used it when explaining to one of his customers (he was a mechanical enineer) that their beloved motor vehicle was ready for the scrap yard !
      Di xx
      ABCW team.

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  6. And again you put my mind in a state of thinking..which is a good thing ofcourse... and yes I agree, one can never be totally honest to another person unless offending that other person doesn't matter.

    Have a nice ABC-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/abc-wednesday-9-i/ -

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    1. Hi Melody,
      I'm so pleased that 'I put your mind in a state of thinking.'I do like a good conundrum too, keeps my mind refreshed.
      Best regards,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  7. In all honesty I think you can be honest without offending people, if they don't ask for your opinion..
    Good post!

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    1. Thanks Wil,
      I know I can depend on your honesty and always
      welcome and respect your honesty,
      Kind regards,
      Di.
      abcw team.

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  8. Thank you for your comment. Yed it's wonderful to see my family in December, but snow is out of the question. We haven't had snow for several years now. That will be a disappointment for the grandchildren. In Australia is snow in winter in the mountains in July or June probably, but I have never seen it.

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  9. Very Interesting Indeed! Thank you Di:)
    http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2016/09/ikebana.html

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  10. IMPOSSIBLE to be honest all the time. We try...
    ROG, ABCW

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  11. A pig without a mirror would make an interesting story. I can see the pig looking all over for her lovely hand mirror which turns out to actually be a puddle of water. Years ago, when I read that anyone who prefaces his statement with "Honestly" isn't really going to be, I stopped myself from using the word. lol

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