One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Time seems to drag endlessly when you're waiting for something to happen.
- ‘They say a watched pot never boils, so you might want to do something else at this point.’
- ‘‘Um, I hate to sound cliché, but I thought a watched pot never boils,’ Rachel said with interest.’
- ‘While you're waiting (because a watched pot never boils, you know!) go outside and cut the culprits down to their crowns.’
- ‘Another way of putting it is: a watched pot never boils.’
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