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Air punctuation

For coercive pauses in speech.
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I have a boss who ...... leaves long pauses in a sentence right before the part of the sentence that conveys meaning but..... doesn't leave any pauses in speech at the end of the sentence this could be for the purpose of ...... making sure that there is not space in the stream of "conversation" for others to object to ..... anything she is saying or it could be..... to establish a pattern of moments where the people in the room with her are waiting as if in rapt attention when in reality they are .... just waiting for a break in the stream so that they can get a word in edgewise the only problem with this is that.... she never stops speaking and can.... literally take up an hour talking and leaving no spaces at the end of her thoughts and not really saying anything but repeating the same stuff over and over but.... leaving a lot of space where the rest of the people in the meeting are sort of 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.

JesusHChrist, Jun 30 2017

There's this Air_20Parentheses
Air Parentheses [nineteenthly, Jul 01 2017]


       I've always found that a well-timed, carefully crafted fart is the way to go.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 30 2017

       More subtle than just leaving the room.
pocmloc, Jul 01 2017

       Actually if we count things like pfft, snort, huh, yawn, mm-hmm? or eh... aren't these exactly the "air punctuation" described here?
pocmloc, Jul 01 2017


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