everyone needs a louis in their lives
there’s a special place in hell reserved just for me
it’s called the throne
talkin to ur crush like
my whole life
When you’re with two other friends and they’re talking to each other and you’re just there like
“…and that’s my presentation.”
i just want a boy to like me
no not that one
'Some people genuinely seriously believe we're in a relationship' [but we're not]<—the expected follow up that was never said. Liam did add 'You are though'.
Transcript can be found here. Short version:
Then it turned into so many people genuinely thinking that me and Harry are, uh, in a relationship. When quite frankly, we just started off just saying that we’re really good friends then everyone said this and then
The words ‘no we are not in a relationship’ are not uttered.
'That is a conspiracy of fanfiction. It's apparently that me and Harry are together and my girlfriend isn't real'. He is describing fanfiction. We are once again missing the declarative, indicative statement 'But that's not true'.
Out of nowhere, Louis says about Zayn, ‘Just to be clear, we are not together’. This is not a description of what fans think. This is a declarative claim about the true state of affairs. His denial of dating Zayn is much more clear and much less ambiguous than his denials of dating Harry, and yet it’s the latter that has apparently led him to re-arrange his life, kick Harry out, avoid interacting with Harry, etc. But he fails to take that step of making a declarative statement about the true state of affairs, ‘I and Harry are not dating’.
Fan asks Louis, ‘Are you really engaged to Eleanor?’ She is asking him a question about the true state of affairs. Louis: ‘No. No. No’. A question that makes very, very clear his answer to the question is ‘no’. And very emphatically no at that.
That is the difference.
It’s good to become more aware of how people use language and learning to identify more clearly what they are saying and what they are not, because people in power manipulate language to manipulate perception all the time.