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mia0815

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Taiwanese
"The bodyguard who's in our employ-- the man who's going to be on the left-- will explain that Patton doesn't want to be disturbed. Patton will doubtless be in great distress, but--"

"Doubtless," I say.

No one ever laughs at this stuff.


from Black Heart by Holly Black

Is doubtless a kind of pun in this context?
Why would the speaker think one should be laughing?

:confused:

Please help. Thank you.
 
  • mia0815

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    Taiwanese
    Ah, I see. Thank you. It seems too complicated to explain as I am not sure what is relevant and what is not...
     
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