The Explainer: Language Filler Words

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Curated by Laura McDermott

Articles from 5 publishers

5 articles on this topic

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Quartz

Can't quit saying 'um' and 'ah'? Just learn how to use them better

News
3 min read
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JSTOR Daily

Filler Words and Floor Holders: The Sounds Our Thoughts Make

Science
6 min read
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New Scientist

'Ums' and 'ers' are a hidden code that helped complex language evolve

World Affairs
1 min read
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NPR

Our Language Is Evolving, 'Because Internet'

World Affairs
1 min read