Your speech Is packed with misunderstood, unconscious messages: “dysfluencies”

Um.. Uh..

DO IT SOMETIME What’s up? Folk wisdom holds that “ums” and “uhs” betray a speaker as weak, nervous, ignorant, and sloppy, and should be avoided at all costs, even in spontaneous conversation.
What’s new? Many scientists, though, think that our cultural fixation with stamping out what they call “disfluencies” is deeply misguided. Saying “um “is no character flaw, but an organic feature of speech; far from distracting listeners, there’s evidence that it focuses their attention in ways that enhance comprehension.
So what? Um..uh..it’s OK.
SOURCE:  Nautilus

 

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