Any re-engagement of conversation, after an awkward pause, employing the word "So." Can be used in online chatting situations and the occasional face-to-face meeting.
After allowing a more-than-liberal amount of time for Jane to reply to his heart-exposing speech via chat window, and not certain whether or not she grasped the full gravity of his passion, John eased back into the conversation with a heavy, yet casual, ellipso. "So...," he said, closely watching the "last message sent at 1:30 a.m." get further and further into the past.
by latenightwith June 29, 2009