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    I don't know but more so

    Hi there.
    This sentence "I don't know but more so" is really confusing me.
    It is from Twian's "Eve's Diary."

    Can anyone, please, explain what it means?

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    Re: I don't know but more so

    Quote Originally Posted by karitaru View Post
    Hi there.
    This sentence "I don't know but more so" is really confusing me.
    It is from Twian's "Eve's Diary."

    Can anyone, please, explain what it means?
    It would be helpful if you gave us more of the sentence.

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    #3

    Re: I don't know but more so

    I assume you mean "Twain", not "Twian".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I don't know but more so

    Yes, it is Twain, not Twian. Thank you for pointing that.
    Please click on "Eve's diary" in the first post to take you to the whole story. Then search the page for I don't know ... and it should take you to the sentence.

    Thank you for trying to help.


    Edit: This is the wole paragraph.

    Some things you CAN'T find out; but you will never know you can't by guessing and supposing: no, you have to be patient and go on experimenting until you find out that you can't find out. And it is delightful to have it that way, it makes the world so interesting. If there wasn't anything to find out, it would be dull. Even trying to find out and not finding out is just as interesting as trying to find out and finding out, and I don't know but more so. The secret of the water was a treasure until I GOT it; then the excitement all went away, and I recognized a sense of loss.

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    Re: I don't know but more so

    Quote Originally Posted by karitaru View Post
    Yes, it is Twain, not Twian. Thank you for pointing that.
    Please click on "Eve's diary" in the first post to take you to the whole story. Then search the page for I don't know ... and it should take you to the sentence.

    Thank you for trying to help.


    Edit: This is the whole paragraph.
    It appears to be saying that trying and not finding out is even more interesting than finding out. First, the text says it is just as interesting (meaning equal) and then modifies that to "more so" (more than equal). That is then explained by the loss of excitement when "finding out" is experienced.

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    Re: I don't know but more so

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It appears to be saying that trying and not finding out is even more interesting than finding out. First, the text says it is just as interesting (meaning equal) and then modifies that to "more so" (more than equal). That is then explained by the loss of excitement when "finding out" is experienced.
    Ok, so I guess it makes sense.
    So he means that trying and not finding is as good as trying and finding, or maybe better?
    So "I don't know" is another way of saying maybe. Is that correct?

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    Re: I don't know but more so

    Quote Originally Posted by karitaru View Post
    Ok, so I guess it makes sense.
    So he means that trying and not finding is as good as trying and finding, or maybe better?
    So "I don't know" is another way of saying maybe. Is that correct?
    That is how I read it.

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    Re: I don't know but more so

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    That is how I read it.
    Thank you Mike.
    I am sure it is right.
    Now that I think of it, it seems to be the only logical thing to say.

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