I once counted the number of times my teacher said “um” in a 45-minute class period: 74 times.
Why do doctors give people who are obviously somewhat uncoordinated (as they have already fallen or otherwise hurt themselves without aid of awkward wooden accessory) oversized chopsticks to navigate with as pseudo armlegs? Any yelpers out there made it through a period of gimpiness in the big city?Crutch words are the unnecessary words that we use to fill the dead spaces while speaking, or if we’re unsure of how to begin. Since most of us don’t speak in front of a crowd on a daily basis, crutch words can be hard to catch!Here is a short list of common crutch words and tips on how to prevent them. Um We all use this one: it takes up the empty space in our speech, is extremely distracting, and ruins all credibility.Having a drink in hand feels good, safe, and gives you something to hold during conversation.All around, alcohol is supposed to make meeting women easier.