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    Writers: What is the word for..

    I already have an idea of the right combination of words, but I'm going to put this to you very clever people here.

    What is a word that means: something is obvious, but only after you've pointed it out.

    Context: My husband pointed out that a local restaurant, 'Berts', is named after our local hero 'Bert Hinkler.' It's obviously true after someone points it out. The sentence went: 'There's a new restaurant down the street. It's named Berts after Bert Hinkler.. obviously.'

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    Re: Writers: What is the word for..

    Do you mean like "Needless to say," or "naturally," or "it goes without saying"?
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    Re: Writers: What is the word for..

    goes with out saying works for me.
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    Re: Writers: What is the word for..

    I also like "it goes without saying". It seems most clear.

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    Re: Writers: What is the word for..

    'goes without saying' isn't quite right. That phrasing means you wouldn't have to say the fact for someone to perceive it, it's observable on its own. The word I'm looking for would describe something being obvious in hindsight only. So it does require saying.

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    Re: Writers: What is the word for..

    Good point. I'm thinking on it. I can come up with phrases, but can't put my finger on a specific word.

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    Re: Writers: What is the word for..

    almost sounds like your talking about "In Hind sight"
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    Re: Writers: What is the word for..

    The other word might be retrospect
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