The all-in-one on ums, and how public speakers can fix them for real

The Eloquent Woman

You can call it a first aid, fix-it-up kit if you want, but I get enough repeated questions about ums, uhs and other unintended speech disfluencies that I'm packing up all The Eloquent Woman's wisdom on ums and putting it here in one place for you.

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Claptrap 9: Broadcasters' bile and SDP sulks

Max Atkinson

When Shirley Williams tried to 'call time', at the end of the allotted four minutes, she was shouted down by party members. What did surprise me was that the SDP leadership, Owen included, were fuming about it.

2009 52