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    Smile stand corrected

    I often see peole use the expression--I stand corrected. It seems that I get the general picture but when I try to rephrase it, I find it difficult. Does it mean "I accept being corrected if I am wrong" or "I'm happy to be corrected?"

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    Default Re: stand corrected

    Yes, you have the idea.

    The way I see it, it means:

    "I completely admit I was wrong and I'm glad I was corrected"

    Which is very similar to what you've already said.

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    Smile Re: stand corrected

    Quote Originally Posted by Noego View Post
    Yes, you have the idea.

    The way I see it, it means:

    "I completely admit I was wrong and I'm glad I was corrected"

    Which is very similar to what you've already said.
    Thank you, Noego, for your kindness.
    But what is wrong is wrong. Therefore, I stand corrected.

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