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Old 06-23-2011, 04:23 PM   #1
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Ermm

Okay, I see this all the time on DC. What the heck does it mean? I googled it and got all sorts of industrial terminology websites.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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Okay, I see this all the time on DC. What the heck does it mean? I googled it and got all sorts of industrial terminology websites.
Like sounds you make while trying to think of something to say:

Er... um... hmm....
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:45 PM   #3
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Like sounds you make while trying to think of something to say:

Er... um... hmm....
Thanks! I thought it sounded kinda Scotts or Canadian.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:50 PM   #4
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did ya ever hear a scottish terrier bark, dawg?

they say, "bairrrk, bairrrk,.....ach!" (trilling the rrr's)
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:53 PM   #5
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Possible definitions for ermm include:

1. dip made from tempeh, plain yogurt and sesame tahini

2. cooking vessel used to bury pickles during fermentation, usually wood fired ceramic and unglazed

3. savory custard made from yak milk and tea. Usually eaten with rice.

4. the sound you make after reading 1 - 3


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Old 06-23-2011, 04:56 PM   #6
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I don't take it to mean "hmm". Hmm is more pondering, or wondering. Like you never heard of something before. I think the term hmm has a little bit "lighter" meaning than ermm. Ermm IMO is a wee bit antagonistic. Like instead of simply commenting on something, you are opening it up for debate, or trying to egg on a response so you can come back and refute it again.

For example:
Hmm, you eat brussels sprouts? I never had any that I liked.
or
Ermm, you eat brussels sprouts? How can you eat those rancid things? They taste like toe jam!!! Blech! Spit spit spit.

See, two different meanings.


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Actually, Pac, you're right.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:01 PM   #8
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did ya ever hear a scottish terrier bark, dawg?

they say, "bairrrk, bairrrk,.....ach!" (trilling the rrr's)
Lol! BT, I have a beagle, she must be Canadian: "behehhhh behehhhh eh?". Haven't taught her to trill her rrr's yet, don't think she has any.

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I don't take it to mean "hmm". Hmm is more pondering, or wondering. Like you never heard of something before. I think the term hmm has a little bit "lighter" meaning than ermm. Ermm IMO is a wee bit antagonistic. Like instead of simply commenting on something, you are opening it up for debate, or trying to egg on a response so you can come back and refute it again.

For example:
Hmm, you eat brussels sprouts? I never had any that I liked.
or
Ermm, you eat brussels sprouts? How can you eat those rancid things? They taste like toe jam!!! Blech! Spit spit spit.

See, two different meanings.

Roflmao!
thank goodness radishes have no resemblance to toe jam, or toe jelly or preserves, IMHO. Unlike brussels sprouts. Ya got me, Pac!

Janet, the yak milk and tea sounds good!
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ermm = sound marge simpson makes.
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