|"Please Sir may I differ."|
|Dr. Alfred Maybe|
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Now Dr Alfred Maybe after years of research has traced the origins of this usage back to the famous Marie Antoinette quote, that most of you know as "Let them eat cake". For years there has been speculation that this alone could not have been the cause of peasants beheading her, Dr Alfred Maybe has discover that we have been leaving part of the phrase out.
|"I suppose, let them eat cake"|
This is all well and good Azzy you say I am learning this interesting historical
information but what does this have to do with your tonal theory?
|That's a good question Chinese film star Jackie Chan|
The situation normally arises in a healthy debate, when one party will concede the point to the other, beginning the sentence with "I suppose...".
There are three ways that the suppose can be pronounced.
i/ SUP-pose : I am reluctant to agree with you, because I am wrong but don't want to admit it
|i.e "I SUP-pose I should have been wearing a mouth guard"|
|"Ahh Mum, I am not sure this is a good pet"|
|"I SUP-pose getting Timmy that pet bear was a bad idea."|
ii/. sup-POSE: I am reluctant to agree with you, because there is no was what you are saying is correct, but I am too tired to continue arguing.
|i.e. "I sup-POSE it is okay, you spent our mortgage payments on new shoes this month"|
|i.e. "I sup-POSE you haven't failed a drugs test Lance Armstrong, so you probably aren't a drugs cheat"|
iii/. su-PO-se: I am really indifferent to what you are saying altogther.
|i.e. "Yeah I su-PO-se we can go over there, Avril Lavigne with a cartoonishly long arm"|
|"I su-PO-se I am not the world's smartest man, but I was the president of the USA."|
1. Historical accuracy not guaranteed.
2. Jackie Chan may or may not read underthinkingit.com