One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘I spect they've been to a party’non-standard form of expect representing childish pronunciation
- ‘‘Well how you spect to make her mind?’’
- ‘Nah, I live on a farm and I've seen plenty of cows calving and I don't spect aboriginals be much different.’
- ‘‘All though I spect that was just cos yer'd rather be workin for some strangers than livin with me.’’
- ‘Having no sense of family or identity, Topsy, when asked who made her, responds by saying, ‘I spect I grow'd.’’
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