An ellipsis tease
is what occurs while you're chatting
with someone on IRC
, or AIM
, or ICQ
, and they put an ellipsis (...
) at the end of their sentence
, but then fail to follow it up
with any added commentary, which the ellipsis
led you to believe was coming. As a result, you're just left there wondering if they're going to complete their thought
Not to be confused with simple overuse of the precious ellipsis, which can create a William Shatner type effect, and can be equally annoying.