February 9, 2010

buying time

Sophie uses the word "because" to buy time, much like other people use "um" or "like" or "you know".

us: Sophie, please go put the books in your room.
SJ: no, because.... someone might want to read them.

us: Sophie, please finish your dinner.
SJ: no, because.... I won't be hungry for a 'zert.  (dessert)

us: Sophie, did you just empty my jewelry box?
SJ: yes, because.... I need a necklace for my mermaid kingdom.

You get the idea.


Scott Dunlap said...

Even emphasis on each syllable:

no be cause (long pause)


Amanda said...

"Because, I said so," is next?!