Monday, May 28, 2012

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."

Marvelous.

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

1 comment:

  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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