Been There "Than" That

By G
Philippines
February 18, 2016 8:50am CST
That statement is quite trending in our country now. An actress turned politician who is now running for Senate posted that in Twitter. I am not sure if it is an official account or just a mock one. I do not have a Twitter account but I learned about it since some friends sent a screenshot thru Viber and Facebook Messenger. Why? About eight years ago, a girl - who is now the wife of ex sent me an e-mail. She was blabbering and then she said that exact statement. "Been there than that." Is it just me or is it really music to the ears? LOL
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@LadyDuck (162803)
• Switzerland
18 Feb 16
I have never heard that phrase, what does this exactly mean?
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• Philippines
18 Feb 16
Actually, the real phrase is "been there DONE that" but she got it all wrong in her tweet that is why it seemed meaningless.
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@AnneEJ (5008)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
18 Feb 16
It means when someone suggests something to you as a solution, or whatever, you say "I've been there and done that already"
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• Philippines
18 Feb 16
@AnneEJ or if someone is making excuses you can also say that he/she can't fool you for you have been there and done that.
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• United States
18 Feb 16
We have been there, done that. I am not sure of the one you say.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 16
That is right. It is trending here because she got it wrong. Which is why in the title I used "than"
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• United States
18 Feb 16
@nottoooldtowrite Oh hahah I get it now
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• Philippines
18 Feb 16
@TiarasOceanView and I have encountered that mistake twice, eight years apart. Lol
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@jaboUK (54336)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
That's trending? Just seems silly to me.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 16
It is because it is so wrong.. should be "been there DONE that." Lol
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@jaboUK (54336)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
@nottoooldtowrite I thought it was that, still seems silly.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 16
@jaboUK it is silly which is why it is trending I guess. Who would want a silly senator? Sigh
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@AnneEJ (5008)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
18 Feb 16
I have never heard that expression, but often here, "Been there, done that" which means you have experienced the same thing before. Some people add another phrase "bought the T-shirt".
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• Philippines
18 Feb 16
See what one wrong word can do? It totally made the expression alien. It should really be "been there DONE" that which is why in the title I used "than". It is trending because of that mistake
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@AnneEJ (5008)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
18 Feb 16
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• Philippines
18 Feb 16
@AnneEJ Lol you can say that.
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@Lucky15 (33822)
• Philippines
18 Feb 16
Hmm. Who's that? Hahaha
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• Philippines
18 Feb 16
Oh come on. Lol the loveliness, whoops, I mean the loveliest of them all.
@amadeo (67522)
• United States
18 Feb 16
this is new to me.Never heard of this also
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• Philippines
18 Feb 16
Because it should have been "Been there, done that".
@Ladypeace (2056)
• Singapore
18 Feb 16
It's all harmless until someone decides to constantly use such phrases to generate distasteful humor. I've never heard of this particular trending phrase as well.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 16
The phrase should have been "been there DONE that" and it is trending because she got it all wrong.
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@pgiblett (6595)
• Canada
21 Feb 16
technically it is wrong. There is a common phrase "been there done that", but I have never before heard the phrase you used before your post.
• Philippines
21 Feb 16
Yes, the correct phrase is "been there done that" but they got it all wrong which is why I used quotes - "than" to emphasize the mistake. I did not think that I would encounter that mistake 8 years apart.
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@pgiblett (6595)
• Canada
21 Feb 16
@nottoooldtowrite I would say "been there then that" would be grammatically correct but it is the difference between then and than.
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@Tierkreisze (1358)
• Philippines
20 Feb 16
That's wrong. It's supposed to be "I've been there-er than that".
• Philippines
20 Feb 16
It should really be been there, done that. Lol
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• Philippines
20 Feb 16
@nottoooldtowrite Politicians can do so many weird things just for publicity, huh?
• Philippines
20 Feb 16
@Tierkreisze or they can just be plain st...d. shking my head. Sigh.
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@SIMPLYD (80398)
• Philippines
19 Feb 16
So what does that phrase actually mean ? It's the first time i have heard of that . I think what i always hear is "been there " .
• Philippines
19 Feb 16
The correct exression is "been there, done that", which is why I used "than" to emphasize the mistske which made the expression trending.
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@SIMPLYD (80398)
• Philippines
20 Feb 16
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