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Discussion

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:02 pm
by Stevenloan
Mom: Honey, I'm, um... I'm with your father and in order to release him on bond they need four signatures. It's a $10 million bond.
Son: What?
Mom: Ugh, I know. Can you believe? Anyway, can you get down here? Uh, I'll text you the address.
Son: Mom... do you understand what he's done?
Mom: No, honey, Mark, I know you're angry, but he's your father.
Son: I'm not doing it. End of discussion.

Hi everybody! I know that "End of discussion" means "A statement meaning that the speaker wants the subject of conversation closed, in an unfriendly way". Is there an alternative way to say in a friendly way?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan

Re: Discussion

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:38 pm
by Bobinwales
It just means that the speaker doesn't want to talk about it and will not change his/her stance under any circumstances.

Re: Discussion

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:09 am
by BonnieL
Considering the (assumed) subject under discussion, I don't think there's a friendly way to end it. Perhaps adding: "Give Dad my love"? Tho that would be weird.

Re: Discussion

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:22 am
by tony h
... look, I don't want to talk about it again.
... please don't ask me again.

Maybe prefaced with : I have thought about it a lot. And, I understand why you want to do this but I am not going to. And I would like to respect my decision. I don't want to fall out with you over it so please don't ask me again.

There are a lot of tones to "End of discussion". One is simply, although rather peremptorily, "let's change the subject."

A teacher may use it to end classroom chat and return to the subject matter. A parent may use it to end pleas from a child about the latest thing they "need". "I am not buying ice creams, you can wait until we get home." "Please ..." "No! End of discussion."

Re: Discussion

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:09 am
by Stevenloan
Thanks you guys very very much. I really appreciate it.