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aaronpk
aaronpk
Why is it that I would introduce myself on a phone call by saying "Hi, this is Aaron", but it sounds absurd if I were to say that to your face?
DaveWoodX
DaveWoodX

@aaronpk My theory: saying “this is x” on the phone, is a way to link the voice speaking to the name/person. “This voice you hear is x”. In person, they see your face talking, so saying “I’m x” is linking your face to your name more than your voice to your name, so expanding the phone phrase in person to “this face is x” is why it sounds weird.

aaronpk
aaronpk
@DaveWoodX This makes sense, which is why I was so thrown off when 8 different people introduced themselves by saying "this is X" in person today.
DaveWoodX
DaveWoodX

@aaronpk lol. That is weird. Glitch in their programming? #wereInTheMatrix