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The way relevance theory accounts for such “loose talk” is by claiming that the relationship between what we say and the thoughts we intend to communicate is one of interpretive resemblance – the thoughts we intend to communicate is one of interpretive resemblance – in other words, we do not necessarily say what we think, but more often than not what we say interpretively resembles what we intend to communicate.

My trouble:

I can't read it, especially the latter part of it containing "more often than not what". (I checked, and it seems that I correctly typed what appears on my book.)

So could you please paraphrase it?

Thanks in advance!
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MapleSentence:

The way relevance theory accounts for such “loose talk” is by claiming that the relationship between what we say and the thoughts we intend to communicate is one of interpretive resemblance – the thoughts we intend to communicate is one of interpretive resemblance – in other words, we do not necessarily say what we think, but more often than not what we say interpretively resembles what we intend to communicate.

My trouble:

I can't read it, especially the latter part of it containing "more often than not what". (I checked, and it seems that I correctly typed what appears on my book.)

So could you please paraphrase it?

Thanks in advance!

Hi Maple,

It memrely means "Usually ; or as a rule ".
Oops, "more often than not" is a phrase!

Thank you very much, Goodman!
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