“That’s just your opinion” means “I’m not listening”

Ever been trying to present a reasoned argument, with evidence, for something, only to be rebuffed with a response like this?

  • “That’s just your opinion.”
  • “Well, everyone’s entitled to their own opinion.”
  • “You just don’t like it because it’s not cool and trendy.”

What they mean is this:

  • “I’m not listening. I’ve got my fingers in my ears. Neener, neener, neener.”