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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filler_(linguistics)

In linguistics, a filler is a sound or word that is spoken in conversation by one participant to ..... External links[edit]. Why do people say "um" and "er" when hesitating in their speech?, New Scientist, May 6, 1995; Lotozo, Eils (September 4, 2002).

abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=97983

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 ...

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 ...

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

Apr 19, 2013 ... With a few exceptions, people didn't really start talking about um, or complaining about it, until the advent of voice ... Why do people say um?

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. Emma Watson ... Do you know how much was spent on this study?

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 sayum” or “uh” right away without even thinking.

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 ... No matter how nervous you are, using filler words like "um" or "so" can kill your credibility. Whether you're giving a speech or speaking up in a ...