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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 12:00:00 AM
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talk to the hand

A rude interjection meant to interrupt and dismiss what another person is saying. (Sometimes written or spoken in longer forms, such as, "talk to the hand, because the face isn't listening," or the like.) More...

KSPavan
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 12:46:15 AM

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talk to the hand — A rude interjection meant to interrupt and dismiss what another person is saying. (Sometimes written or spoken in longer forms, such as, "talk to the hand, because the face isn't listening," or the like.)
capitán
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 12:02:26 PM

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thar
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 12:55:23 PM

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Idiom of last decade, I think. It hasn't been around for quite a while, has it|?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 1:26:10 PM

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I think that it may be a 'spatially limited' idiom. I've been all over the UK and not heard it - ever.
I've seen it in 'smileys' and 'emoticon' lists, so I guess it comes from US Nerd culture.
It may be older "over there" than it is in the real world.
J-P
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 5:20:32 PM

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We have a similar interjection in French : Talk to my ass, my head is ill (Parle à mon cul, ma tête est malade)
Emel Rapchan
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 7:25:17 PM

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talk to the hand
talk to/tell it to the ˈhand (because/’cos the face ain’t ˈlistening)
- A rude interjection meant to interrupt and dismiss what another person is saying. (Sometimes written or spoken in longer forms, such as, "talk to the hand, because the face isn't listening," or the like.)
monamagda
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 7:41:07 PM

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