"It is what it is"

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"It is what it is"

Post by sonofthesun » May 9th, 2011, 12:28 am

The most worthless statement ever uttered? I think so. Is there worse?
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Re: "It is what it is"

Post by Arcadia » May 9th, 2011, 8:48 pm

here "es lo que es" is not so common, but "es lo que hay" sí. I guess they have similar meaning, when you say that you are somehow also saying: "don´t bother me with anything else, got it?"... luckily, most of the time language is more profuse than that... :lol:

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Re: "It is what it is"

Post by Barry » May 12th, 2011, 7:39 pm

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Re: "It is what it is"

Post by judih » May 13th, 2011, 12:21 am

sonofthesun wrote:The most worthless statement ever uttered? I think so. Is there worse?
Words have the value that the listener imparts to them.
When in the midst of total understanding: "It is" can express the entire universe
and "It is what it is" offers existence with its own resonant meaning.

Words can either symbolize meaning or not, depending on the time and circumstance.

If someone says them to you with an air of smug knowingness, then the words become passwords to a secret club - and an object of distrust.

But it's not the fault of the words - its the product of the one who uses them, the one who hears them and the chemistry that's created between the speaker and the listener.

That's just my experience

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Re: "It is what it is"

Post by sonofthesun » May 13th, 2011, 12:55 am

what is "it"? if you dont know what "it" is, how can you state what "it" is? it doesnt make sense. if you start off ignorant how can you define something with a generality? what is it to begin with? what i speak of is trying to define something with something that doesnt elucidate. a worthless endeavor. "it is what it is", well.....what is it? .
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Re: "It is what it is"

Post by judih » May 13th, 2011, 1:42 am

what is 'it'?
good question
the answer could be infinitely changing, depending on the circumstance

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Re: "It is what it is"

Post by stilltrucking » May 13th, 2011, 1:50 am



"It is what it is"

A phrase that seems to simply state the obvious but actually means "it will be what it is," as in "it ain't gonna change, so deal with it or don't."
My personal favoirte for a meaningless phrase is
"Freedom is not free."

I suppos that is the justification for our never ending wars.

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Re: "It is what it is"

Post by mnaz » May 13th, 2011, 10:47 pm

agree. it's pretty worthless. although its meaning, which i basically see as, "be realistic about the nature of the thing you're dealing with," is perhaps not a totally worthless nugget. but you're right... way overdone by now.

another one i'm quite tired of... "that being said"...

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