Alison Murie sagehen7470 at ATT.NET
Sat Sep 12 23:28:42 UTC 2009

THis particular interpretation of  um- is news to me.  I use "Um." or
"Um," facetiously, usually to imply something like "it goes without
saying," or "as you know."  If this has led to misreading of some of
my posts, put it down to ignorance on my part.

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