Small talk used in bars to meet somebody. Comes off as non-threatening and casual, but effective for breaking the ice. Usually involves the discussion of some benign third party person or situation; i.e. the bartender, the weather or extremely drunk bar patrons.
Korey used his "by the way" conversation skills to introduce himself to two girls up at the bar in NYC over the weekend.
by Eggfoo March 17, 2004