While editing my client’s latest novel, I found this phrase, “I thought to myself.” I almost skipped over it as it was a familiar phrase, one I’d seen or heard many times before, in novels and on TV. I’d just heard it the night before on an infomercial about male enhancement. When I heard the female prattle on about thinking to herself, I laughed. Who else would she be thinking to?
both: well this got awkward fast
"Margaret, I don’t think they’re open on Sundays."