Used to indicate that the speaker knows something but chooses to keep the identity of their informant secret.‘a little bird told me it was your birthday’
- ‘Well - a little bird told me that you might have an interest in ships nowadays.’
- ‘He smiled, shrugging casually, ‘Oh… a little bird told me…‘’
- ‘Hmmm… a little bird told me this morning that Ms. Hayward has a brand new boyfriend.’
- ‘‘No, a little bird told me,’ Janelle said, anger and sarcasm dripping from her words.’
- ‘I was about to convince myself that people were finally losing interest in the story, when a little bird told me to keep going.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.