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What is difference between "Says who?" and "Who says?"

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    "Says who?" sounds aggressive but in a slightly playful way. You would probably say this to a friend in a teasing manner. It means "who is telling me what to do?"

    Example:

    A- You can't do that.
    B- Says who?

    "Who says" sounds a bit aggressive and not playful. It can mean "who is telling me what to do?" as well as "who says that?"

    To be more polite, if you just want to know who said something, it's best to say "Who said that?" or "May I ask who said that?" but be careful of the tone of voice. These questions are quite direct and can sound too demanding if said harshly.

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