What rude expression would fit most the next situation:

Let's say some people are in a meeting talking about serious work-related stuff. At a point, one of the persons makes a remark to another about not being shaved. Then, the offended person defends itself by saying that the remark is off-topic and should not be discussed in public work-related meeting. Then, a 3rd person would like to intervene by saying something equivalent to 'let me intervene' but in a very rude manner. What exactly would the 3rd person say ? Closest thing I could come up is 'let me stick in' . Is there something worse that can be used in this case ?

  • A person defends itself? Forget sticking anything into anything. That often means something rude or dumb. "I'm going to cut you off right there".
    – Lambie
    Commented Apr 26, 2017 at 14:13
  • at a public meaning you might use the more formal "let me interject", which is not rude at , unless the person is interjecting improperly and then it is the interjection, not the wording that is rude.
    – Tom22
    Commented Apr 26, 2017 at 19:24
  • "shut up and let me talk" seems to be a common rude way of butting in even if justified. I'm not sure I can write that up as a comprehensive enough reply to make it an answer. Even if the interruption is justified...telling someone to "shut up" is rude where a forceful "I need to interject here" is less rude even if forceful.
    – Tom22
    Commented Apr 26, 2017 at 19:25

2 Answers 2


A slightly rude term for interrupting is to "butt in".

to interrupt a conversation or discussion or someone who is talking

Cambridge dictionary


stick your oar in

so the 3rd person would say they were "going to stick their oar in"

to say or do something that annoys other people because they have not asked you to join their conversation or activity:


  • That is not rude.
    – Lambie
    Commented Apr 26, 2017 at 14:13
  • rude as in offensive? no but rude as in impolite I would say it was. Being accused of sticking your oar in is not a compliment
    – Enilorac
    Commented Apr 26, 2017 at 14:54
  • No, it is not impolite if you say; I'm going to stick my oar in here. It just means; I'm going to jump into the discussion and give me opinion. It is not rude if said like that at all. It's just colorful.
    – Lambie
    Commented Apr 26, 2017 at 15:08
  • "Stick your nose in" would seem more applicable.
    – fixer1234
    Commented Apr 26, 2017 at 20:18
  • Yes, it fits the scenario but it's not rude (enough). Good alternative though.
    – Overmind
    Commented Apr 27, 2017 at 8:02

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