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"I don't think it's particularly helpful to place the blame on Chairman Arafat. That being said, I think that the concern that President Bush had regarding the cycle of violence is justified, and I support his objective of ending that cycle of violence."

Teachers, please help me. I can't figure out the complete sentence of "That being said" or "That said".

Maybe "Now that is said," would be it?
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I absolutely abhore all of these expressions, "That being said" or "That said" and the other, "Having said that." No need for them. Why not simply close the previous sentence and begin another?

I abhore this expression so much that I would avoid talking with anyone who used this in conversation.
Hi,

Oh dear, I quite like these expressions.Emotion: wink

Clive
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AnonymousI absolutely abhore all of these expressions, "That being said" or "That said" and the other, "Having said that." No need for them. Why not simply close the previous sentence and begin another?
It's abhor. No e.

AnonymousI abhore this expression so much that I would avoid talking with anyone who used this in conversation.
Why not tell us how you really feel? Emotion: big smile

CJ
Emotion: rofl Oops. I added an'e' to abhor! Horror upon horrors!
"That said" or however else you want to write it is the poorly written equivelent of "However".
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I am very glad to see I am not the only one annoyed by this phrase. There are several other single word transitional phrases that would work suitably well. I think "that being said" is redundant since I just read or heard what was said. I also agree with the person who said it connotes an air of superiority. Well, after all, I am just a dumb hillbilly woman whose intelligence is no match to the person I know who uses this phrase the most! And yet, in recent conversations with her I have become painfully aware of how incredibly lacking in knowledge and common sense she really is.
I could not agree more. The "that said" epidemic has reached crisis proportions.
What complete non-sense.
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You mentioned "anyway", can you use it to mean "that being said"?

That being said, it was still good
Anyway, it was still good

Is this equivalent? And is there a subtle difference between "that said" and "that being said"?
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