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    I will be Jim calling

    Hi,

    One lady from a Gym,named Mrs Joan leave me a message on my phone and I was unable to understand the first line of the message.


    "this is Joan I will be Jim calling I'm just returning your call."


    This message I received in my email as well apart from phone. So I was able to cut and paste here.

    I didn't understand the meaning of "I will be Jim calling"

    Thanks in advanced
    Gauri

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    Re: I will be Jim calling

    Quote Originally Posted by gauri_agr View Post
    Hi,

    One lady from a Gym,named Mrs Joan leave me a message on my phone and I was unable to understand the first line of the message.


    "this is Joan I will be Jim calling I'm just returning your call."


    This message I received in my email as well apart from phone. So I was able to cut and paste here.

    I didn't understand the meaning of "I will be Jim calling"

    Thanks in advanced
    Gauri
    It doesn't make any sense to me.

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    Re: I will be Jim calling

    the way I am asking my question does not make sense or the voice message I have copied here does not make any sense..

    I am repeating my question here

    I need to understand the meaning of the following message

    "this is Joan I will be Jim calling I'm just returning your call."

    This message was sent to me from Mrs Joan who works in a Gym.

    I hope I am clear now.

    thanks & regards
    Gauri

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    Re: I will be Jim calling

    If she is from a gym, then the word will be 'gym', not 'Jim', but that doesn't help much.

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    Re: I will be Jim calling

    What she said (or what you thought she said) does not make any sense. It's incomprehensible.

    If you know her from the gym, it was probably "This is Joan from the gym calling." Or maybe she gave you her last name, something like "This is Joan Willoughby from the gym calling."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I will be Jim calling

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post

    If you know her from the gym, it was probably "This is Joan from the gym calling." Or maybe she gave you her last name, something like "This is Joan Willoughby from the gym calling."
    That helps. It could be a shortening of your first sentence to:

    "This is Joan Willoughby (gym) calling."

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    Re: I will be Jim calling

    The OP says that he received an email message as well:
    "this is Joan I will be Jim calling I'm just returning your call."


    This message I received in my email as well apart from phone. So I was able to cut and paste here.

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    Re: I will be Jim calling

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The OP says that he received an email message as well:
    "this is Joan I will be Jim calling I'm just returning your call."

    This message I received in my email as well apart from phone. So I was able to cut and paste here.
    You are right.
    Foiled again.

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    Re: I will be Jim calling

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The OP says that he received an email message as well:
    "this is Joan I will be Jim calling I'm just returning your call."


    This message I received in my email as well apart from phone. So I was able to cut and paste here.
    Often, automatic transcription systems make mistakes. In the UK there are some phones that will take a voice message and turn it into an SMS message; that in turn could be automatically forwarded as an email, so the cutting and pasting of the messsage doesn't guarantee that Joan really had an identity crisis! She might well have said 'This is Joan - I'm from the gym - calling.' She may have not articulated 'from' fully. Leave the rest to the fundamental cussedness of machines.

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    Re: I will be Jim calling

    Quote Originally Posted by gauri_agr View Post
    the way I am asking my question does not make sense or the voice message I have copied here does not make any sense..

    I am repeating my question here

    I need to understand the meaning of the following message

    "this is Joan I will be Jim calling I'm just returning your call."

    This message was sent to me from Mrs Joan who works in a Gym.

    I hope I am clear now.

    thanks & regards
    Gauri
    And how about a lousy use of punctuation (and a small mistake in the order of certain words) on the lady's side?
    "This is Joan. I will be calling, Jim; I'm just returnin your call"

    Makes any sense at all? (I'm not feeling especially inspired today )

    Greetings,

    Charliedeut

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