Presumably

As background for this, my son’s virtual school teacher has a habit of going “Mmmmmm” when she’s reaches the blank part of a sentence that she’s reading to the class.  For example, if the sentence is “The _____ dog is barking,” she’ll read it to the class as “The Mmmmm dog is barking,” then ask the class which word would go best in that sentence.  This is usually not a problem.

Usually.

The other day, however, the sentence was “Abraham Lincoln was called _____ Abe,” and the correct word to fill in the blank was, of course, “Honest.”  However, when she read it as “Abraham Lincoln was called Mmmmmm Abe,” my honest (but kept to myself) first thought was “Presumably only by Mary Todd though!”

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