Archive for Pause


Posted in Things with tags on June 30, 2009 by kat3000


pause \ poz\noun

1: a temporary stop 2 a: a break in a verse b: a brief suspension of the voice to indicate the limits and relations of sentences and their parts 3: temporary inaction especially as caused by uncertainty : hesitation 4 a: the sign denoting a fermata b: a mark (as a period or comma) used in writing or printing to indicate or correspond to a pause of voice 5: a reason or cause for pausing (as to reconsider) <a thought that should give one pause> 6: a function of an electronic device that pauses a recording

Hip-Hop is a culture filled with intricate wordplay. The rhymes of an MC must be as creative as possible, and nothing is truly as eloquent as Hip-Hop colloquialisms. Sometimes during friendly conversations, a man (or woman) will make a statement that could possibly be considered an innuendo to the receiving party [Pause]. They may take offense and ask where you were going with that thing [Pause]. To which you reply, you were just being friendly [Pause] and would like the innuendo to cease by nipping it in the bud [Pause]. The simplest way to put it to an end is by using this handy word. Pause has made its way into almost every sentence used by Hip-Hop enthusiasts. Not a single word in the English language is safe from its insertion [Pause]. There are many ways to play with it [Pause]. For instance, if MC Johnny asks DJ Jimmy where should he put his vinyl, DJ Jimmy might say, “Put it in my box. Pause.” MC Johnny might reply, “Is there room in your box? Pause.” And so begins the friendly match. Many words serve as wonderful accessories to Pause, including: dog, cat, stick, turpentine, yard stick, box, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, hole, Garry Shandling, fishing wire, soup, shirt, boy, girl, meat, the 1984 Olympics Basketball Team, helium, stains, crabs, apples, $2 bills, Fig Newtons, and balls. You can put it anywhere [Pause].