Uh, who says um more than once a sentence? Why do we do that?
It used to be that people ignored the 'um'.
Then Freud said its a sign of deep seated anxiety. Read more
Even when it is not an academic writing it is quite a good reference book, useful, precise and organized data. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Luis Bernardo
This item was not meant to be real fun anyways. It was used for a book review for one of my classes. So, it served it's purpose. Interesting tidbits within. Read morePublished 22 months ago by annie
I've realized during my few months of video-making, along with my previous couple of years making podcasts, that I tend to break apart my speech with ums, uhs, ers, ahhs, and every... Read morePublished on August 5, 2012 by Caleb J. Ross
Anyone who cares about language and speaking will enjoy this book. Erard
presents the latest scientific thought on the meaning of blunders in
speech, but in a lively... Read more
I was expecting this to be written from a less clinical tone, and was wrong.
Chapters start off with substance, then quickly derail into extended babble about one... Read more
Interesting to read, would recommend it just for kicks / if theres time to read.Published on January 21, 2010 by Ashley J. Oconnor
I don't think this book provides a very meaningful discussion on the psychological meaning behind slips, stumbles, and verbal blunders, but it does offer up an interesting perusal... Read morePublished on November 21, 2008 by Bernard Chapin
Um. . . entertained and educated me. Anytime you can do both at the same time is an accomplishment. Fortunately, this very readable book by Michael Erard does not come off as... Read morePublished on April 12, 2008 by Paul Kocak