It Goes Without Saying

The question was

"Why do people say it goes without saying and then say it anyhow?"

That makes perfect sense. It is so that the person you are saying it to knows what it is that goes without saying.

How would it be, if someone walked up to you on the street and said to you *It goes without saying* and you asked *What?* and they just repeated *It goes without saying* You wouldn't know what it is that goes without saying.
Serenitree Serenitree
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Jan 6, 2013