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I have a boss who ...... leaves long pauses in a sentence right
the part of the sentence that conveys meaning but..... doesn't
any pauses in speech at the end of the sentence this could be for
purpose of ...... making sure that there is not space in the stream
for others to object to ..... anything she is saying or
could be..... to establish a pattern of moments where the people
the room with her are waiting as if in rapt attention when in
they are .... just waiting for a break in the stream so that they
get a word in edgewise the only problem with this is that.... she
never stops speaking and can.... literally take up an hour talking
leaving no spaces at the end of her thoughts and not really saying
anything but repeating the same stuff over and over but....
lot of space where the rest of the people in the meeting are sort
in the edge of their seats waiting for..... you get the picture.
So there should be some kind of punctuation for these spaces that
conveys that there is a psychological effect on the listener that is
not related to the meaning of the sentence. Maybe periods,
commas, dashes in the air, up above the letters to connote that
there are two levels of meaning going on.
Air Parentheses [nineteenthly, Jul 01 2017]
||I've always found that a well-timed, carefully crafted fart is the way to go.
||More subtle than just leaving the room.
||Actually if we count things like pfft, snort, huh, yawn, mm-hmm? or eh... aren't these exactly the "air punctuation" described here?