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    To sound like oneself

    Hi,

    I've heard the expression "you don't sound like yourself". What does it exactly mean?

    Thanks for reply,
    Mic

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    Re: To sound like oneself

    Welcome to the forum, michelabagatella.

    Maybe your voice sounded different because of a medical condition.

    More context would help.

    Rover

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    Re: To sound like oneself

    Or perhaps what you're saying is not the kind of thing we (people who know you quite well) would expect you to say (in a given situation or context)?

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    Re: To sound like oneself

    Thanks Rover_KE and Hedwig for your replies.
    In fact the expression must have a figurate sense, as Hedwig suggests, because it was sent as a text (sms). That's why the meaning was confused to me.

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