Learn English – Nothing said before “but” really counts


My boyfriend sent a message.

  • Nothing someone says before the word 'But' really counts.

What is the meaning of the above sentence?

Best Answer

I want to answer your question, but I'm not sure you want to hear it.

My password is 1234567, but please don't give that out to anyone else.

I killed him, in cold blood, and I'd do it again on a dare, but enough about me. How are you doing?

The messages meaning refers to how sometimes people use but to take back what they've already said. It over generalizes this into always most likely for the dramatic effect. The examples above progressively shows how wrong this idea can be.

But you knew that already right? ;)