Why the correct intonation is vital
He puts no particular intonation into this, so it's all up to my imagination.
Does he mean this ...? 'We're hoping it was your ovary we took, but it could have been your heart. One of the lights in the theatre is a bit dodgy. How are you feeling?'
Or this ...? 'We've just found something lying on the shelf that looks very much like a right ovary. We're hoping not. Shoving them back in isn't half so easy as chopping them out. That's Sewing Skills Advanced Level 3 and I've only got Level 1.'
Or this ...? 'In actual fact, we took every single one of your inner organs away except for the left ovary. Your sudden and miraculous weight loss is not because you resisted the shortbread. It will also explain your respiratory, neurological and digestive difficulties.'
As it turned out, he just wanted to confirm which one they'd taken so that he could write the correct thing on the discharge note.
Phew. I got all ova-anxious.