talkus interruptus

Do you like to interrupt other people in conversation? Well, that's wonderful... me too! For most of my life, I've been told this means I'm a big-fat-selfish jerk, but today I read a post by a university professor (you know, the sort who attend academic conferences - so there), who said my habit is actually a virtue.

Check this out:

"If nobody does me the courtesy of interrupting me, my statements tend to trail off inconsequentially: as though, without being interrupted at just the right moment, I lose all interest in my own sentences and cannot be bothered trying to finish them. As far as I am concerned, there is only one rule of conversation: the more violent the interruption, the better."


If you enjoyed that, I recommend you pop on over to the Faith and Theology blog and read the rest of it.


  1. Ah, glad I'm not the only one! Love your post title too. We're obviously on the same wavelength today, because I nearly spoke of "conversatio interruptus" in my post. It was only my reverence for the English language that restrained me from endorsing any Latin...


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