*pause* \"Sir.
Belated, usually sarcastic respect.
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Common indicator of a lack of respect in a context where respect is required. The instigator answers a question or gives a The Reason You Suck lecture, and follows it up (after a pregnant pause) with the appropriate honorific (usually either 'Sir' or 'Majesty').

Can also indicate that the speaker forgot who he was speaking to, and recognizes that he has perhaps said too much.
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