Theory one is that yawning is a fixed action pattern that may be set off by the stimulus of seeing someone else yawn; theory two, sometimes known as the 'chameleon effect', is that contagious yawning is caused by an unconscious tendency to mimic the mannerisms of a companion; theory three is that it is caused by a feeling of empathy towards the other yawner
The speech, in itself, was a yawner
, in that nothing really new was said: Thenews valuewas that the President felt compelled to make it.
What could have been a yawner
turned into a series of about two dozen stories told as the saga of "DART Man" through the daily commutes of editorial writer Rodger Jones.
Cousin to the Whiner, the Yawner
is perhaps the second most frequently seen chat visitor.
They've turned it from the realm of steely-eyed heroes who may or may not survive their mission, to non-events where sending more beans and franks to the "international" space station is a yawner
Dubbed French version is Gaul's fifth-largest opener ever, but the $80 million pricetag will prove a huge obstacle given a likely yawner
Yank bow in its English-language version Jan.
The following day I was speaking to some advertising agency folks about my goals for the brands I lead and likewise mentioned that "awareness is a big yawner
picks up his bag and shuffles out of view as the madness begins.
But that's the kind of cliched yawner
non-specific pap that fills most resumes.
Aviation is out, or at least, a yawner
, for reinsurance underwriters.
Needless to say, the leading idea, that introspection coupled with aggressive preoccupation could lead anywhere, was what made the decade such a yawner