Here’s another “grandpaism.” I have no idea where this came from. My grandfather quit school just shy of finishing the 8th grade because of some wrong-headed notion (according to him). He was a plenty smart guy, but not highly educated, so this isn’t the sort of formulation native to his speech.
Still, if you asked him something he didn’t know and had no way of finding out (Does your Aunt Rose plan to come to the reunion today? Is beef roast still on sale at the market? Do dogs dream?), he would reply:
Not knowing, I hesitate to say.
Is that perfect? I love that! You’re welcome!
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