Quote Originally Posted by Mad Hatter View Post
"As a matter of fact, ..."

Can a native speaker please explain to me what this means exactly? Is this the opposite to "As a matter of fiction" or what?
LOL I'm so used to hearing my dad and his generation say that, I wouldn't have thought of it. Just sounds normal to me.

I like it better than what younger people say that means the same thing. "Actually..." I hear "As a matter of fact" in a mature man's voice in my mind, and I hear "Actually" in a younger, snittier-sounding tone of voice. :/

Good one.