“So if I say ‘he has toothache’ I am
supposing that he has what I
have if I have toothache.” Suppose I
said: “If I say ‘I suppose’ he has
toothache I am supposing that he
has what I have if I have tooth-
ache”,— this would be like saying
“If I say ‘this cushion is red’ I mean
that it has the same colour which
the sofa has if it is red”. But
this wasn't what I intended was meant to
say with the first sentence. I
wished to say that talking about
his toothache at all was based
upon a supposition, a supposition which
ˇby its very nature essence could not be veryfied.