Friday, 31 January 2014
The Alternative Yawn.
I’ve noticed that when conversing with women, a point is often reached at which one of those pauses which naturally punctuate conversations exceeds the subtle, but critical, duration and becomes a pregnant pause. At such a point it is common for the woman to utter a sound like ‘mmm…’ inflected with an artificially rising and falling tone suggesting contrived enthusiasm. Roughly translated, it means ‘this conversation has become tedious’ and may be taken to indicate dismissal, for you know you are now simply keeping her up.