For the record

Use "for the record" to make sure people know something



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When someone says, “for the record,” they want to say they’d like to point something out. They would like the true facts to be recorded. Today, you heard that many people think they can be on Jeopardy!, even though most people aren’t smart enough to be on the show. I also disclosed that I got just 13 out of 30 questions right on the Jeopardy! web site for potential contestants. Then, I said, for the record, I never said I could be on the show. Here’s how to interpret that. When I said “for the record,” just pretend I had said, “I’d like to point out that…”

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