Welcome to Urban Word Wednesday! New words, phrases, and sayings I am learning (and using in my day-to-day life) brought to you by ME…and the Urban Dictionary. You are gonna love these!
Phone-yawn: The act of taking out a cell phone from one’s pocket or purse, resulting in other people in the vicinity taking out and checking their phones as well.
Examples Of Use:
Hubby and I went out to lunch before heading off to Punta Cana. I thought the waitress was going to die laughing as she stumbled over to get our orders and caught the tail end of this convo.
Hubby: why is it that every time I even glance at my blackberry, you have to haul yours out? I was only going to be 2 seconds and you take forever because you always fall into the blogosphere never to return.
Me: baby…I can’t help it! It’s a phone-yawn!
Hubby: a phone-yawn? What in God’s name is that?
Me: well you know how a yawn in contagious. You see someone yawning and BAM, you start yawning? It’s the same thing but applies to cell phones, blackberries etc. I see you pull out yours, regardless of how long, I suddenly gotta check mine! If you’d rather I didn’t check mine, don’t check yours.
Hubby: I am unsubscribing you from the urban dictionary. I can’t take it anymore.
Me: oh stop…You know you love it and you know it’s true!
Hubby: damn…why are you always right?
Me: I’m a woman….just sayin’!
Have you experienced a phone-yawn? Now that you think about it, doesn’t it totally happen all the time? Share your phone-yawn stories…
P.S. Remember, hubby and I are on vacation until April 23, 2012 but have fun and talk amongst yourselves!
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