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" I keep telling her, she's only going as a day girl, so she can get the number eight bus all the way there every morning, and all the way home again every night. But try telling her that. She thinks we're wicked and mean and we don't want her any more. Honest, kids, who'd have 'em?"
What exactly does the title mean? Please.
But try telling her that.
You mean "but" mean "however" and "achieves little" is omitted, right? Please.
However, even if the sentence following were not there, the meaning would still be the same. The words 'Try telling ..." can have the idea of "There is no point in telling/trying to tell ...":
A: I deserve a rise.
B Try telling the boss that!
The suggestion is that if you make the attempt to explain your point, the other person will not listen, or may not even allow you to finish.