pleased to meet you / I'm sure you are

Garin

Senior Member
Czech - Czechia
Hello, everyone,
in a movie that takes place in Britain in 1940s, a man and a woman are travelling by train. They start their conversation by introducing themselves. The man says: "I'm very pleased to meet you, Miss Parkins," to which the lady replies: "I'm sure you are."
For me, this seems to be quite a sarcastic reply but judging from her tone, his reaction and the context it seems it was in fact quite polite. Is it some old-fashioned way to say "So am I," or "Likewise"?
 
  • Wordsmyth

    Senior Member
    Native language: English (BrE)
    If there's no evidence of sarcasm, then I think James may be right: it could be flirtatious. Alternatively it could be a mild rebuff, not sarcastic but somewhat aloof. It would all depend on her tone, which only you have heard, Garin.

    I think you can rule out the idea of an old-fashioned term for "So am I".

    Ws:)
     

    Garin

    Senior Member
    Czech - Czechia
    OK, thank you all for your opinions, it seems I just misheard her tone or misinterpreted it which, by the way, happens to me quite often even in Czech when talking to women. And the movie is "Woman in Black: Angel of Death".
     
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