The act of pulling a single ear bud out, so that
you can continue to listen to your music while
starting a relatively unimportant conversation. Based on the Shakespeare quote, "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend
me your ears."
T: Here comes
that annoying JW.
B (listening to ipod): What?
T: Jesse White
is coming. She's always talking about her stupid vegetarian phase.
B: I'm in the middle of "The Nazz," by Lord
Buckley, but I guess I'll rent an ear.