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What causes some people to say "ummmmm" and "uhhhhhh" a lot while they are trying to talk?

666_Maggots~I'm a female! 2012/06/13 22:20:07
Related Topics: President, Watch, Talk, Famous
The president right now is famous for this behavior. If you watch him speak he is always pausing and saying "uhhhhhh". EX: "In order to uhhhhhhh fix unemploment, we must first uhhhhhh address the uhhhhhh fundamental reason that is uhhhhhhhh causing it"
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  • Crime Time 2012/06/14 02:41:01
  • The River Rat 2012/06/14 02:19:57
    The River Rat
    +1
    Usually, they are trying to make up a lie as they go along.
  • BloodlessVeins 2012/06/14 01:26:54
    BloodlessVeins
    +1
    Trying to give indication that they are thinking or that haven't thought about what you said. That's what I think.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/06/14 00:35:31
  • Snowman :3 2012/06/14 00:35:29
    Snowman :3
    +1
    Cause a lot of people don't react well when put on the spot. Or they dont think before they speak
  • EliteAmongOutcasts 2012/06/13 22:54:31
  • beach bum 2012/06/13 22:45:59
    beach bum
    +1
    i forgot what they call it but everyone does it
    i catch myself saying um in answering questions
    it is a part of the speech where you want to say something so you pause

    yes i think they use it in lieu of a pause
  • sockpuppet 2012/06/13 22:45:07
    sockpuppet
    +1
    I guess they've been raised around people who start talking the moment they pause, so they fill in the gaps with static.
  • donedunn 2012/06/13 22:39:31
    donedunn
    +1
    I think it generally means that a person is being less than truthful, or that they do not believe in or understand what they are saying. I also take notice (and you can see it on infomercials) when people say something is great, but shake their head in the no direction.
  • BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET) 2012/06/13 22:21:41
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    +1
    Making things up as they go along.

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