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Conversational shorthand meaning either "My source for this information would take too long to explain" or "I'm not sure where this information comes from".

Examples include:

"They say that the sky is blue from Rayleigh Scattering."

"They say that the reason capsaicin burns is because the capsaicinoid crystals get lodged in the taste-buds and shred them at the microscopic level."

"They say your mother is a dirty ho."

When you hear "they say" take what they say with a grain of salt.

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