#5minuteFreewrite · Life

Please (7/31 #5MinuteFreewrite)

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This word depends so much on context and tone in order to interpret the meaning.

  1. Politely greasing the social wheels: Can you please…
  2. Begging for a moment’s silence: Can you PLEASE
  3. Requesting a partner’s assistance: Honey, can you please
  4. Sarcastic denial: Girl, please
  5. Soliciting the deity: GOD, please
  6. Manipulating: Pretty please

I’m sure I could think of more examples if I gave myself more time. Can you think any obvious examples I’ve missed?


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