Thinking Words

Ever hear of a discourse particle or a thinking word? Those are entirely new concepts to me, and they’re useful concepts. The speakers in this short clip maintain that filler words are not only useful, they’re necessary, and claim that we didn’t learn to dislike umms and ahs until we were able to hear our own voices on the telephone and in recordings. See what you think.

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Filler Words


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