#AtoZChallenge One-liner: Y is for Yawn!



An involuntary action that is contagious and very hard to suppress, which tends to make regular appearances in the middle of lessons, meetings and conferences, but doesn’t carry deadly consequences like its distant cousin: sleeping.

Covering your mouth is one of the best ways to suppress a yawn. 😛

Back in school, I discovered the most ingenious way to cover up yawning. I would drop my pen to the floor and spend an abnormally long time to retrieve it. And no, I was never caught!

Here’s an interesting fact:

Yes. Yawning is contagious. Even videos of people yawning can cause you to experience a yawning session. Don’t believe me? Try it out and see for yourself. 🙂

What are your thoughts? Do let me know. The comments section is all yours for the taking.

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Here are the links to my other #AtoZChallenge one-liners. Click on any letter to read the corresponding post.

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Also linking up to Linda’s One-liner Wednesday challenge.

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81 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge One-liner: Y is for Yawn!

  1. Yawning, though so involuntary, can send out embarrassing signals if done at inappropriate occasions.
    Like you said covering the mouth, or even the lower part of the face itself, might be the only way to escape from the embarrassment.
    O, I read your post, and I am already yawning! 🙂 … No, I didn’t mean to say that your post was boring!!! 🙂

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    1. It can seem very inappropriate and that’s precisely the time “yawn” chooses to make an appearance. Covering the mouth was my way of dealing with it. 😀
      Haha, I did say it was contagious. Thank you for reading. 🙂


  2. When my kids were young I always told them stories before they went to bed. I often used puppets. One of the puppets was designed with a big mouth. I would use the puppet Yawning to help the kids get sleepy, the only problem was when the puppet yawned it also made me sleepy. True story
    The other problem was we had so much fun telling stories and laughing sometimes we were more awake after an hour then we were an hour before. Good memories

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  3. Yes, I have experienced it. Infant, if I am reading a book loud to my kids and if it has the word yawn, I actually feel like yawning.

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  4. I am yawning and reading this and again yawning. It is really contagious.
    It is really hard to suppress it while in classes.
    One of my physics teacher used to be very angry when he notice anyone yawning. But I was never caught.😅

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  5. Another way I have seen people yawn in class is by keeping their mouth closed and flaring up the nostrils. They surprisingly thought nobody got to know!🙄🙄
    Shweta you’ve given us some great one liners this past month. Enjoyed visiting your blog!💐💐

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    1. Oh! That’s very obvious. I hope my trick wasn’t so obvious. Thank you so much, Soniaji. I’m so glad to hear that. Do visit every Wednesday for more one-liners. 😉


  6. You are talking about videos and I yawned at the thought of it. Haha.
    It sure is contagious, in fact, there is a proven theory around this which states that yawning is contagious and is triggered by a thought, noise or visual appearance.
    The study is named “Individual Variation in Contagious Yawning Susceptibility Is Highly Stable and Largely Unexplained by Empathy or Other Known Factors,”
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      1. Thank you so much. I’d seen the post about Zombie traffic yesterday but for some reason, I was not able to comment!
        Do keep visiting. Likewise. I hope to stay connected even after A2Z! 😄

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      2. Hey shweta. You actually visited the post while I was testing a feature. So it was rescheduled for midnight while you were trying to comment. You should be able to commen now.
        Do share any product you would like us to review. Thank you 🙂

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  7. I think even thinking about it is making me yawn now. 😛 What a neat trick. I always suppressed my yawns during lectures with great difficulty.

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  8. Yawn is something that can not be suppressed by clenching the teeth and is accompanied by the tears in the eyes. It is also marked by the movement of the neck in denial way especially when trying to avoid its public appearance. SO if not caught yawning, the eyes give away.
    And while typing this, have yawned at least 4 to 5 times…hahahahaha!

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