스토리텔링을 잘하는 사람들의 말을 들어보면 한 아이디어에서 그 다음 아이디어로 넘어가는게 아주 스.무.드 한데,  그들의 비결은 뭘까?
그것은 바로 문장들 사이사이마다 이어주는 역할을 하는 표현들을 적절히 써서 박자 조절과 긴장감 조성을 적절히 하기 때문이다.
오늘은 그런 역할을 하는 표현 하나를 짚고 넘어가겠다.
and the next thing I know :  (*이 표현의 효과): 그다음 나올 문장을 위해 쓰는 서스펜스 조성용 phrase.  정확한 뉘앙스를 알기위해 비디오와 예문을 보기 바란다.
  • Next thing I know, I’m driving around in your car.
  • Next thing I know,
  • and the next thing you know, there’s 20 more tricks
  • And next thing you know I was down on my knees in the dirt,
  • So, next thing you know, I had my bright blue volunteer vest,
  • the next thing he knows, he hears the pop.
  • The next thing I know, the ad is gone. And no explanation.
  • and the next thing you know,
  • And the next thing you know,
  • and the next thing you know, there’s 20 more tricks
  • Next thing you know, two guys in white appear.
[From Movies]
  • She said she was at the club dancing.  The next thing she knew was that she woke up…  in her room, nude, and her stuff was stolen. (Madonna truth or dare)
  • So then, the next thing I know, she’s sitting right next to me, and then, well, it’s not right to go into the details, but I screwed up. (As Good As It Gets)
  • …he was complaining about chest pains at work. Next thing I know he collapsed… (Wall Street)
  • He left all pissed off. I followed him out to apologize. Next thing I know, he’s coming at me with a silver bat. (Shaft)
  • I mention I like something once, next thing I know, I get it on a silver platter. (Alfie)
[From News]
  • I honestly thought the guy was joking and pushed him a little more. Next thing I know, I’m banned from the store. (Economist)
  • I swear he was ex-Mossad. He did practically all the talking. I just kind of stood there. But the next thing I know, I got to go back on the plane for my iPad. (NYT)
  • So I pull up and I’ve got all my leathers on. I walk in carrying my helmet and everybody’s dumbfounded. I became the buzz of the conference. The next thing I know, everybody’s out looking at my bike.
[From Twitter]
  • Exhausted but I won’t fall asleep and next thing I know it’ll be 4am and I’ll still be awake
  • Next thing you know, we’ll be 30 with kids.
  • I get on tumblr like one more reblog and then next thing I know an hour has gone by.
문법적으로는 엄밀히 the next thing I know가 맞지만,  관사 the 를 생략해서도 많이 쓴다.

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