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Jun 6, 2002 ... "We have to pay attention to the content of what we're saying and also keep track of the interaction of two people talking." Phrases like "um" and ...

braindecoder.com/post/the-mystery-of-why-we-say-ummm-1292612993

"But with longer delays after um, listeners do not appear to alter their attention ... " People have said that if you are saying um you are more likely to be thinking of ...

mentalfloss.com/article/50173/when-and-why-did-people-start-saying-um-when-they-talk

So what is this important language function? Why do people say um? Not because they are nervous. Scholarly studies of the word reveal that the use of um does ...

www.extension.harvard.edu/inside-extension/tips-public-speaking-eliminating-dreaded-um

Filler words like “um” may seem natural in everyday speech, but they do not belong in formal ... You might say “um” or “uh” right away without even thinking.

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2782977/Stuck-words-How-saying-um-er-conversation-reveal-lot-are.html

Oct 6, 2014 ... Women and young people are more likely to say 'um' when deep in thought. ... It may simply sound inarticulate, but whether you say 'um' or 'er' in ..... to tell me why Americans do a similar thing - pronouncing 'Herb' like 'Erb', ...

www.bustle.com/articles/130740-why-do-we-say-um-heres-what-science-has-to-say-about-our-choice-of-fillers

Dec 18, 2015 ... Apparently, this is a pretty dynamic question, and one a lot of people are discussing. There are several ways to approach why we say "um" to ...

www.theregister.co.uk/2006/05/06/the_odd_body_language_fillers

May 6, 2006 ... In English we say "um", "er", "ah", or other vocalisations for reasons that ... may not consciously realise it, in a two-person conversation, people ...

www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2014/12/17/four-ways-to-stop-saying-um-and-other-filler-words

Dec 17, 2014 ... An added bonus, once you hear yourself filling silence with “Um,” you will begin noticing when other people do it too. So get out that video ...

www.businessinsider.com/steps-to-stop-saying-um-forever-2015-11

Nov 2, 2015 ... Because it's, um, you know, like, unprofessional. ... Here are 11 tips from the London Speaker Bureau to help you stop saying "um" forever.

www.artofmanliness.com/2012/06/14/becoming-well-spoken-how-to-minimize-your-uhs-and-ums

Jun 14, 2012 ... Stop saying um with these quick and easy tips. ... and people want to do less thinking when listening to someone and instead be carried along ...