lisa marshall

  • How to Stop Saying ‘Like’ (and Other Distracting Filler Words)

    How to Stop Saying ‘Like’ (and Other Distracting Filler Words)

    If you’ve ever listened to someone, like, pepper everything they say with, like, a never-ending litany of likes, ums, or ahs, you know it can be distracting and — whether fair or not — can diminish what they’re saying. We all occasionally lean on verbal crutches, or what academics call “disfluencies” when we’re nervous, distracted,…