Sunday, 16 March 2008

Dictionary corner Part II

Bev's memory finger (noun) A physical gesture and/or verbal exclamation mid-conversation in acknowledgement of a point which must be returned to and discussed further, a related thought/incident/anecdote, or a tangent to be subsequently explored. To do so at the moment of usage would constitute unnecessary distraction or plain rudeness. Often used in intense, rapid female discussion where many voices are competing to contribute.
ORIGIN Engl colloq, 21C: My friend Stef's friend Bev.

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