Thanks for Sharing: an example of the rhetorical trope of litotes (understatement), this is the delicate response one gives to someone who, in a group setting, suddenly blurts out information which is extremely personal, unusually revealing, and possibly unique to that individual. It comes from settings like group psychological counseling or 12-step groups, in which such highly personal testimonies are followed by the Moderator's cool "thanks for sharing." said smoothly-- no matter how disturbing or shocking or incredible was the confession that preceded it. This catchphrase may well have originated from the 1980's TV sitcom, Bob, which starred comedian Bon Newhart as a psychiatrist. David Lincoln Brooks, "Thanks for Sharing." Urban Dictionary.

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Comment by Granjero on August 28, 2010 at 10:31am
"I wasn't there and I remember not seeing you there too" - Possibly my favorite line ever posted on DCF. I intend to use it often.

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