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    Question Knock on the head

    What does the following sentence mean? Somebody wrote me this and it sounded rude and offensive but I am not sure if it was meant to be rude or is it just a style of English I couldn't undrstand.

    'Must have been a knock on the head that rendered you temporarily not responsible for your actions'

    I was having a normal conversation with this person and then this came up, which annoyed me slightly. Please help me in understanding what was meant really.

    Cheers,
    Zinny

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    Re: Knock on the head

    Quote Originally Posted by zinny View Post
    What does the following sentence mean? Somebody wrote me this and it sounded rude and offensive but I am not sure if it was meant to be rude or is it just a style of English I couldn't undrstand.

    'Must have been a knock on the head that rendered you temporarily not responsible for your actions'

    I was having a normal conversation with this person and then this came up, which annoyed me slightly. Please help me in understanding what was meant really.

    Cheers,
    Zinny
    Someone would say this to a person who has done something and who isn't taking responsibility for it. It is sarcastic. It would help to know what prompted the comment.

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