I was using the word 'and' not to create a list or to indicate a join, I was saying the word itself and creating a pause afterwards.
Well if you insist, I'll regale you with a linguistic joke I heard from my grandfather many, many years ago.
Q. Can you construct a valid English sentence that has the word "and" five times in a row?
A. Imagine the scene. A man is painting a pub sign for the "Dog and Duck". A passer-by stops and tells him, "Oi, you've left too much space between 'dog' and 'and' and 'and' and 'duck'..."