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What does "Who'd have thunk it?" mean?
2012年1月8日 18:41
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This is very slangy. The proper form is "Who would have thought it?" but it deliberately follows a wrong pattern of grammar (think-thank-thunk, as in drink-drank-drunk). It's often said jokingly, perhaps to indicate that the speaker is so surprised by the news that all sense of grammar has been lost, or that the speaker imagines him/herself to be stupid enough to actually say "thunk". A case of woefully wrong grammar used for effect. The other form is "Who woulda thunk it?"
2012年1月8日
Who'd have thought it? Don't use thunk, it's slang.
2012年1月8日
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