When instant messaging on a particularly racy or controversial subject and you begin typing a response, only to realise the other person is also typing a response, so you stop, as does the other, to read what they say first. Then the game of IM chicken begins waiting to see who sends first.
I was IM'ing with my ex, discussing whether we should get back together. Neither of us would say it though, and a few long bouts of IM Chicken began.
by ssmith22 August 17, 2011