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Disfluencies

Kathryn:

Drinking alcohol may indeed reduce “ums” and “uhs,” but I find it adds

considerably to such disfluencies as:

“Where’d hell’d I put my shacket, I mean chacket, I mean jacket?”

and

“I mosht shertainly woss NOT makin a pass at you. I just felt myself falling

and grabbed at the nearesht protrubra… pertrubbah… protuberation…

shticking-out thing.”

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