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[Lingo] 話だが

Can someone shed some light on '話だが'?

The original sentence is from a translation of Holes.  It reads:
and means "During a summer day, it's 35 degrees C in the shade -- if you can find shade."

Literally I think it means "to say but" and is used in phrases like ここ だけの話だが (between us) and 奇妙は話だが・妙な話だが (strange to say) and from a web search, it seems to be fairly common, but I can't get a feel for how to use it.

Steve S.

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