5 Minutes on Your Issue: People Who Say “Um”

Oh, those little language quirks people have. Are we all not bugged by at least some of the things people say? [Among mine: “alls we have to do is [fill in the blank]” and “all intensive purposes.”] Well, listener Patty has an issue with people who say “Um” as well as those who start the answer to a question with the word “So” as well as folks who go full force into trendy language (say, adding “izzle” to random words, hip hop style). Luckily, Dr. Josh Lichtman is around to advise Patty (and the rest of us) on how to deal with the folks whose speaking skills we just don’t feel are up to par.

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