One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An exclamation of shock or disapproval intended to elicit agreement from one's listener.‘ringing me up on Christmas Day, I ask you!’
- ‘Why otherwise would sales charts (sales charts, I ask you!) become the obsessional focus for interactions between pop and society?’
- ‘‘Even on her Bachelorette Party,’ exclaimed Emily, ‘I ask you!’’
- ‘The story's an abecedary (an abecedary, I ask you!) with the main characters A, N (the narrator) and Z (Zaccheus).’
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