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    I was just reading a novel that made frequent use of the statement, "Er..."

    Has anyone here ever heard "Er..." used in conversation? Just curious. In fact I've wondered about this every time I saw it, since I first saw it, when I was a kid. I have never heard anybody say, "Er..."

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    JimL

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    Re: Words

    I hear politicians using the word all the time. For example, "I am... err... uh... for the right to carry arms... err... but... uh... when it rains on a Tuesday at 3:00 PM in the Sahara desert and when caught on video tape by an Eskimo... err.. any questions?"

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    Re: Words

    Funny you should mention that, My boss says it all the damn time hahaha instead of using uh like most people do when they are trying to think of something before they say it, he says er it drives everyone here crazy lol

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    Re: Words

    I've heard different English people say er and erm before while visiting the UK. Here in Kentucky, I've heard a few say it, stammering while thinking of something to add to the convo if they were at a loss for words.
    "You gotta be one of the good guys, son, 'cause there's way too many of the bad." - John Custer to his son Jesse.

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    Re: Words

    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce
    I hear politicians using the word all the time.
    Actually I suppose I should have made it clear I was referring to _people_.

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    Re: Words

    Where I'm from it's uh or um. No er. And it's always bothered me too.

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    Re: Words

    It always bugged me when It said that in books so.....I stopped reading haha

 

 

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