Yeah, no one ever sees the 'H' in IMHO as 'honest'. Mostly it is seen as 'humble'. Wonder what really makes an opinion humble? I think that I would rather have an honest one. It reminds me of this quote from Daniel Patrick Moynihan:

    Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.

I think that the line between fact and fiction opinion is often blurred by cable TV hosts. These often present opinion as fact and their opinions are often neither humble or honest. I think Voltaire framed it well when he wrote:

    Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.

Perhaps we should omit the 'H' when we comment? IMO seems a bit more honest. :)


  1. Honest is one of those words that too easily gets watered down. I once had a somewhat obnoxious friend who whenever anyone used the phrase "to be honest with you," would ask them whether they had been lying to him up to that point. Maybe we need to be more careful how we use the word.

    1. Good point Mike. Perhaps we need both humility and honesty?


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