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    Figure of speech

    Can I consider a figure of speech if someone says We instead of I ?

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    Re: Figure of speech

    Quote Originally Posted by san View Post
    Can I consider a figure of speech if someone says We instead of I ?

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    Not normally, no. What is the context?

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    Re: Figure of speech

    Quote Originally Posted by fiona bramble View Post
    Not normally, no. What is the context?
    Sounds like 'the royal "We"' - used by royalty (Queen Victoria: 'We are not amused') and by people with an inflated opinion of their own importance (Mrs Thatcher: 'We are a grandmother').

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    Re: Figure of speech

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