So, Um, How Do You, Like, Stop Using Filler Words?

So, Um, How Do You, Like, Stop Using Filler Words?

This New York Times article gives all sorts of hints, tips, and history about filler words–our favorite friends!

“If no one has come up with it yet, maybe we need an app that would shock you whenever it hears you say ‘like.’ Or hire a friend to punch you whenever you say it.”

Emily Tucker Prud’hommeaux, assistant professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology

Is ‘Face Mask’ Redundant?

Is ‘Face Mask’ Redundant?

Mask is defined with multiple senses in the dictionary, many of which refer to something that covers or protects the face. There are senses for the kind of mask intended as a disguise or costume (such as in the theater), as well as the carved mask used as ornamentation or as part of a ritual. You will also see specific senses that align with the kinds of mask already defined at face mask.

Merriam Webster