Jessica Cooper

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Um or er: which do you, um, use more in, er, conversation?

English speakers are increasingly punctuating their speech with ‘um’ rather than ‘er’, according to socio-linguists at Edinburgh University. So why the shift?<p>In the historic struggle between the ummers and the errers, the ummers are getting the upper hand. A study of speech patterns by …

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