Seasons according to the North
IT IS THAT DAY IN MARCH TODAY
welcome to that day in march
Every language has its own version of um. French has euh, Korean eum, Finnish öö, Russian eh; even sign languages have signs for um. The fact that most languages have some kind of um suggests that it serves a natural and important language function.
So what is this important language function? Why do people say um? Not because they are nervous. Scholarly studies of the word reveal that the use of um does not correlate with anxiousness or any particular personality traits. Rather, um is used to signal an upcoming pause—usually uh for a short pause and um for a longer pause. The pause may be needed in order to find the right word, remember something temporarily forgotten, or repair a mistake. Um holds the floor for us while we do our mental work. It buys some time for thinking.
i need folks to chill about these ums. when i was in elementary school i said um so much that my teacher would make me stand in front of the classroom and talk for as long as i could without saying um and then when i did she would make me start over. and it was embarrassing as shit to have to do that in front of all of the other school kids.
so my cat does this weird thing where she’ll play with something and then all of a sudden she’ll start meowing because everything single time she gets her claw stuck and then she’ll just look at me meowing because she expects me to get her unstuck. every. single. time.
John Barrowman is the only one on the train.
John Barrowman is a twelve year old.
always reblog 12 yr old Barrowman
I would be lieing if i said I wouldnt do this XD
I want to be on the train! ;w;
I want someone to jump up from behind a seat and scare him half to death
i am typing with russian accent
how the hell did you force me to read that with a russian accent
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