An antecedent denoting importance or necessarily increased emphasis to a story. Term tends to prepare the listener for a significantly strong dose of any of the following emotional states: irony, tragedy, exhaustion, surprise, embarrassment, or frustration.
You wanna tell me why I got accosted by a homeless guy and pretended like I was deaf AND mute so that he wouldn't hit me up for money!
by Dee Hill February 18, 2005

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