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    Question Save me the legal jargon

    Is the following expression considered rude?

    "Please save me the legal jargon and let me know what are the risks of the project.

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    Re: Save me the legal jargon

    Quote Originally Posted by BassamFarid View Post
    Is the following expression considered rude?

    "Please save me the legal jargon and let me know what are the risks of the project are."
    Welcome to the forum.

    It would be considered rather impolite in my opinion, given how it opens. Additionally, note my correction to the word order above, marked in red.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Save me the legal jargon

    Thank you.

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    Re: Save me the legal jargon

    You have, quite rightly, clicked the "Thank" button in the bottom left-hand corner of my response. That negates the need to write a new post to say "Thank you".
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    Re: Save me the legal jargon

    I'd find it more natural to say 'Spare me the legal jargon'.

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    Re: Save me the legal jargon

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'd find it more natural to say 'Spare me the legal jargon'.
    As happens quite frequently, I read that as "spare" because that's what I expected to see. I didn't notice it said "save". I would use "spare" too.
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    Re: Save me the legal jargon

    It's certainly forceful, and being forceful is not the most delicate way of doing things. This is very direct and implies that the person usually employs legal jargon. If you're talking to a good friend who's a lawyer, I wouldn't see it as rude, but if you said it in court to a judge, it almost certainly would be rude. As always, it depends on the context.

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    Re: Save me the legal jargon

    If your goal is to be blunt and forceful, you could intensify the phrase by adding 'just'.

    "Please just save/spare me the legal jargon and let me know what the risks of the project are."
    "Please save/spare me the legal jargon and just let me know what the risks of the project are."

    And to be blunter still, eliminate the 'please' from the examples above. At that point it has become downright confrontational.

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