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Can We Talk About question?

I ask a lot of questions. I ask a lot of questions here and I rarely get an answer. Most of my questions are not rhetorical (a question asked in order to create a dramatic effect or to make a point rather than to get an answer). Most of the time I really want to get an answer. That is why I asked the question. I am wondering if it is the way I ask questions or if I am asking questions that others may not think are worth their time. Most of the time I want an answer. At home when it is a rhetorical question I announce it to avoid confusion.

This morning we were all geared to go and then several hours later “We aren’t really going to do that are we?” 

“Humm, well I thought so. You got all ready and even bought ice. I guess you just wanted a cooler full of slushy water to take with us.” (Yes, I was being sarcastic and not something I am proud of.) “I think we need to work on our communication skills.”

“It’s time for my western.”

“How many times have you watched this particular episode?”

“At least 1,000 times.”

“Do you think it is going to end differently this time?”

“Was the rhetorical.”

“Not at all.”

  • Do you ever have communication issues in your life?

    Tell us what you think:

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you often ask a rhetorical question?

    Tell us what you think:

    • Yes
    • No
  • Are you often indecisive?

    Tell us what you think:

    • Yes
    • No
  • Are you sad I found some time for another post?

    Tell us what you think:

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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  1. You are right – some questions are rhetorical in that they are not intended as questions but as statements. The answer is to be understood as the statement – you have given a very good example of this in your text with your “slushy water”.

    Some questions do not expect to get an immediate answer. Included in this category are the sort of questions that scientists ask when they embark on a new piece of research – scientific method depends on finding answers to previously unanswerable questions.

    Sometimes people are diffident about giving the truthful answer of “I don’t know”. However, it is always worth remembering that the admission of ignorance is often the first step to gaining knowledge!

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