I Hate When People Say Um, Yeah, Like Or You Know

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    I am constantly amazed by people in positions of influence who "um" and "err" their way through their "speeches" I would have thought better of them.....but no .....from  Hillary Clinton to Kevin Rudd (ex Aussie prime minister) . One of the best orators was ....like him or...
    rosspco rosspco
    1 Response Aug 27, 2010

    Like, Omg!

    Fer Sure, I mean, well, wha-evarr!!!  Gosh and golly.  Word!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 13, 2009

    Hey, Empty Headed, Where Are You Headed?

    That is what is coursing through my pea-sized brain when someone is littering conversation with these mindless mutterings. It is the worst when you have paid to attend a seminar and some Bozo stands up fumbling with fillers.  I'm not talking about stuttering or...
    aftermath aftermath
    61-65, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2009

    My Biggest Pet Peeve

    Oh - this is my biggest pet peeve.  When you are presenting or giving a presentation or speech, and if you say um, uh, like or ya know a lot. you lose me.  I start counting how many times someone says this, and I can't concentrate on the substance or message...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Dec 27, 2008

    Valley Speak...

    Um yeah, like, you know.... Don't be so cliquey and lazy please! I also can't stand "Whatever." It's bloody rude. Bah, OK, ***** session complete. *smiles*
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    Feb 21, 2009

    Over Excessive Or Impropper

    I'm kinda one of those people who is a little picky with grammar and when people speak improperly too often it gets a little irritating. I know a guy who explains stuff that he could say in about 2 minutes but it takes him 10 minutes because of how many times he says "like...
    Supernaturalfan Supernaturalfan
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2011
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