Jessica Cooper

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

In the historic struggle between the ummers and the errers, the ummers are getting the upper hand. A study of speech patterns by socio-linguists at Edinburgh University has found that English speakers increasingly tend to use “um” rather than “er” as the filler of choice.<p>Earlier this year on the …

Economics Principles in Action - Arthur Sullivan, Steven M. Sheffrin