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MOTIVATION
어떤 사람과 어떤 주제에 관해 대화를 하다보면, 대화의 끝이 보이기 시작할 때가 있다.

  1. 더이상 붙일 말이 없거나
  2. 시간이 오래되었거나
  3. 주제변경을 하고 싶거나

이럴 때 쓰기 좋은 표현이 있다.

And on that note, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to end my address to you tonight.”

[DEFINITION]
  1. It’s a metaphor from music that typically comes at the end of a speech and means in that way or in that spirit. Source: English StackExchange

COMMENT
on that note에서 note는 음악에서의 음을 뜻한다.

즉, 대화가 음악이고, 같이 대화하는 상대가 연주파트너라고 생각한다면,
“on that note”은 “이 음에서 끝내지”라고 말하는 것과 같다.

FROM TWITTER
  • And on that note, I’m stepping back into the real world! To everyone who has sent me so many wonderful messages tonight: you’re the BEST X
  • And on that note goodnight all !!
  • Drew this coming back from the venue. On that note, goodnight everyone

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FROM MOVIES
  • And on that note, I’m gonna take a shit. (Ides of March)
  • And on that note, let’s start eating. (12 Years a Slave)
  • On that note, and with the power vested in me by the state of Connecticut and Neil Young, I now pronounce you husband and wife. (Rachel Getting Married)
  • And on that note, good night. (Dadnapped)
  • On that note, game on! (Wayne’s World 2)

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FROM NEWS
  • On that note, his defense lawyer, Barry Roux, called time on almost seven full days in the stand, starting on April 7. (NYT)
  • On that note, I am off on a trip to Iceland, to see how that country is coping with the aftermath of a debt crisis. (Economist)
  • On that note, Gross put in his two cents as to what it will take for a portfolio manager to be successful over the next 35 years. (Bloomberg)

VIDEO
  • So on that note, I’m at this point really curious

META & CONTEXT
  • Is it a slang? No
  • Can I use it in an email? Yes
  • Can I use it in a formal setting? No
  • Frequency? 대화에서 제일 많이 쓰이는 것을 볼 수 있다.
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data source: Davies, Mark. (2008-) The Corpus of Contemporary American English: 450 million words, 1990-present. Available online at http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/

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