From: "John Cowan" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: Country Names -- Local Pronunciations > Also, is "I guess" in the sense of "I suppose" reappearing in English > English again after a 400-year hiatus? When Gandalf uses it, it > must have looked like a deliberate archaism, although it seems perfectly > normal over here. Has it not been in use in England's English? Over here in America, I'd use "I guess" as the more default-ish form, with "I suppose" as an alternative. How is it used in England?