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Agree to Disagree

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by lwknives, Jan 2, 2014.


  1. lwknives

    lwknives

    May 6, 2012
    What is up with saying that people should agree to disagree? It bugs me like crazy! Its totally pointless!

    It makes sense to agree that a conclusion cant be reached at the moment and that you dont want to argue but why agree to disagree? If you agree do you say lets disagree to disagree? Why not just say "I think your wrong and I'm not gona back down from my opinion"?
     
  2. BassChuck

    BassChuck

    Nov 15, 2005
    Cincinnati
    A kinder way of saying, "Whatever. Shut the &*% up".
     
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  4. Milk

    Milk

    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    I think it's fine to say. But since you dont agree, let's agree to disagree.
     
  5. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    I disagree to agree with you.
     
  6. *I'm alright w/it, it makes perfect sense to me. I do not care to fight about it though, so let's move on to another, more pleasant subject...*

    Nope. *Agree to disagree* rolls way better. :)
     
  7. lwknives

    lwknives

    May 6, 2012
    That actually makes more sense to me.
     
  8. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    No, it's not. It means I acknowledge your viewpoint, but I also acknowledge that we're not going to agree.

    There is this concept called "courtesy". There's a connection to it.
     
  9. waylowrider

    waylowrider Don't Like me, but Comment about me? YOU'RE A FAN Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
  10. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    We will never agree on this. I think we should have a very long debate about it. Let's start with a definition of the word agree.
     
  11. Unprofessional

    Unprofessional Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    I think we'll have to discuss the race of the word "agree" first and foremost. ;)
     
  12. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    That's reverse-agreeism
     
  13. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Istanbul
    I never understood what it meant until a few weeks ago. Now, I wish we had a phrase like that in Turkish :p

    I so wish to agree to disagree :D
     
  14. Unprofessional

    Unprofessional Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    Is not.
     
  15. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid

    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
    Slippery slope to relativism. F****** relativism...
     
  16. P Town

    P Town Guest

    Dec 7, 2011
    Are you trying to start an argument?
     
  17. hover

    hover

    Oct 4, 2008
    This. I mean, come on.
     
  18. waylowrider

    waylowrider Don't Like me, but Comment about me? YOU'RE A FAN Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    I'm not allowed to argue anymore.

    I'm on my lunch break.
     
  19. Not quite. Relativism says everyone is right. Agree to disagree says "I think you're wrong, but we can ignore the issue and be friends anyway." This is much better...and real "tolerance."
     
  20. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    Hey it's only the second day of 2014 and we are already have fun. Don't you agree?
     
  21. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid

    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada

    Meh. Agree to disagree sounds a lot like "whatever man, every one can have an opinion" to me. :D
     



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