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is that a fact? (2)

This page is about the conversational phrase is that a fact? (2)

Meaning

This phrase can also be used ironically after someone says something silly or unbelievable.

For example

  • "I was abducted by aliens and taken to their planet!"
    "Is that a fact?"

  • "The world is only five thousand years old, you know."
    "Is that a fact? I thought it was much older than that."

Note:
Also "You don't say!" (said ironically)

Quick Quiz

You can say "Is that a fact?" ironically if you

a. don't know what a fact is

b. know something's true

c. know something isn't true

Contributor: Matt Errey