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Linux-loving lecturer 'lost' email, was actually confused by Outlook

Michael Strorm

“I paused for effect,” Newt wrote, “and then replied. No. I don't think you're an idiot.”

Good example of how adding emphasis to a sentence can completely alter the meaning and tone. What's even better about this example is that we can change what's being insinuated a further three times, simply by moving the emphasis elsewhere, like so:-

"I don't think you're an idiot."

"I don't think you're an idiot."

"I don't think you're an idiot."

"I don't think you're an idiot."

"I don't think you're an idiot."

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