pregnant pause love

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  • n. A pause that gives the impression that it will be followed by something significant.


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  • Skip, you are truly a splendid piece of work. :-)

    July 29, 2008

  • Wow, Skipvia, you win the internets today! That was a very well-thought out and age-appropriate explanation! And I'll never look at the word conjunction the same way again. *g*

    July 25, 2008

  • (score two...)

    July 25, 2008

  • It's like this, bilby. When a subject and an object love each other very much, they might get together to form a sentence. It's called "conjunction," and it's a very beautiful act. And if conjunction works, pretty soon a little dependent clause may come to live with them.

    Like the one in the second sentence above.

    Now, go ask your mother...

    July 25, 2008

  • But, but, but daddy, where do independent clauses come from?

    July 25, 2008

  • Oh, ha, ha, ha!! Score one for skipvia!! You win. :)

    July 25, 2008

  • A dependent clause?

    July 25, 2008

  • A pregnant pause gives birth to, usually, an uncomfortable situation. Just like a pregnant woman!

    July 25, 2008

  • What does a pregnant pause give birth to?

    July 25, 2008

  • Yes, yes, yes, but when is it due? *taps foot* You can't wait indefinitely, as far as I know (and far be it from me to know).

    July 25, 2008

  • I don't know--I'll try to find out--but it does seem to make sense. A pause that is, you know, really FULL... Expectant... Waiting...

    July 25, 2008

  • As per Chained_Bear's suggestion (see a resounding silence). Does someone know of the origin of this phrase? Otherwise, I can't help but wonder who knocked up the pause and is the lucky father...

    July 25, 2008