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Hi

'I thought we were going out to have dinner tonight.'

'Where did you have in mind?'

Did the answerer hurt the questioner's feelings?

Thanks.
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I don't think so. S/he seems to have acquiesced to the reminder of dinner out.
No, she just wants to know which restaurant/place.
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Hi MM,

But could it be offensive?

Does it in any situation have a sharp edge to it.
Marius HancuNo, she just wants to know which restaurant/place.
Hi Marius

I do not think so.

BTW, Thanks.
Inchoateknowledge'I thought we were going out to have dinner tonight.'
'Where did you have in mind?'
Did the answerer hurt the questioner's feelings?
What exactly is giving you this impression?
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I have to agree with Marius, IK. In what context you have given us, I see no 'edge' to the response. I suppose we could build a context, but it would require a good bit of help from tone of voice, for instance.
If anything, the original statement ''I thought we were going out to have dinner tonight' could easily have an 'edge' as you put it.

But the response doesn't.

The questioner was already offended before they said 'I thought....' and that is why they phrased it in that way.

For example

Pete " I'm going down the pub to watch footie with the lads now'

Mary "I thought we were going out to have dinner tonight" (offended - he is breaking their date)

Pete: 'Where would you suggest' - Peter could be thinking several things here: 'Oops I forgot so now I'll be nice and we'll go out to dinner, I hope you aren't too cross with me' or it could be a sarcastic response meaning perhaps 'We don't have any money to go out to dinner, what do you think, McDonalds?' or 'Round here? There isn't anywhere to go!' or all sorts of things impossible to tell without the full context.

The offense was there in the first place and prompted the 'I thought...' statement.
>Mary "I thought we were going out to have dinner tonight" (offended - he is breaking their date)

Yes, Nona's brought more light to the subjectEmotion: smile
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