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    Help: words in "That Mitchell and Webb Look" clip

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    In the following clip, 0:25, what does the guy say before pulling out his gun? Is that "thought so"?

    That Mitchell and Webb Look Series 4 - Episode 1 (Grammar Nazi) - YouTube

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    Re: Help: words in "That Mitchell and Webb Look" clip

    Quote Originally Posted by patran View Post
    Dear Teachers

    In the following clip, 0:25, what does the guy say before pulling out his gun? Is that "thought so"?

    That Mitchell and Webb Look Series 4 - Episode 1 (Grammar Nazi) - YouTube

    Please advise

    Regards

    Anthony the learner
    Yes, he says "Thought so" meaning "I thought so". He heard the speaker say the acronym "HHH" as "haitch, haitch, haitch" which is a pronunciation of the letter "h" that irritates many people. David Mitchell's character thinks (quite rightly) that it should be said "aitch, aitch, aitch" without the breathy "h" sound at the beginning of each word. The speaker says the acronym, David Mitchell asks him to repeat it just to check that he heard it correctly, the man says it again the same (incorrect) way, so David Mitchell says "Thought so" meaning "I thought I heard you say it incorrectly and now I know I'm right" and then shoots him.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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