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Filler Words

Women Say 'Um' While Men Go For 'Uh'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 08.16.2014 | Women

Ever think about what you're saying when you're not actually saying anything? If you just thought "um, not really," you're more likely to be a wom...

Filler Words May Actually Be, Like, A Good Thing

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.12.2014 | Science

A new study has found a surprising link between the use of, you know, filler words and thoughtfulness. Counter to the, like, stereotypes populariz...

Tightening Your Text!

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

If you're like most writers, you overuse filler words unconsciously. Sure, they're subtle to a point, but then insidious -- the infection on your page could be raging and yet you're none the wiser.