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What is it called????

Posted by Shelly on November 01, 2000

In Reply to: What is it called???? posted by Bob on October 29, 2000

: : : : i'm trying to find out what it " says " or means when you can finish someone sentence for them.have been thinking about it for a long time trying to figure out what it means.thanx in advance for any help you can give me.

: : : 3 possibiities: extreme familiarity, impatience, or rudeness.

: : nooooo,what i'm saying is the meaning behind it ie:same wave length
: : but i've heard a deeper meaning to it than that.

: Nooooo. Do you wish for a mystical/supernatural Very Deep Meaning behind it? (Mental telepathy? Angels whispering? Spiritual synchonicity?) I'll stick with 3 more likely explanations:
: 1) we're so familiar with this person's predictable speaking patterns, we can complete their thoughts. Happens in every marriage.
: 2) We just can't wait for this slow talker to finish, because it's postponing the really important stuff, which is, of course, what I have to say. Impatience pure and simple.
: 3) Contempt for the speaker, however unconscious, leads one to "help him out" by finishing his sentences, usually through a conbination of 1) and 2). That barely-concealed contempt is why it's considered rude.
: If we need to put a Name to this social vice, let's make it sound important: Preemptive Verbal Assault.

just because i've asked a question and want a meaning behind it does not mean you need to be an a s s about it,thanx ever so much.