no-stumbling 10-point pledge

by Hugh

I posted my 10-point no-jargon pledge a while ago, regarding things I promised never to write. After watching some of the vids of me at Podcamp Toronto, I’m going to make a 10-point speaking promise.

I can’t promise to erase these verbal ticks the way I can with text, but I promise to try to erase them.

Because I value clear concise language, I promise to try to erase the following 10 words or phrases from my spoken vocabulary:

1. sortof
2. kindof
3. youknow
4. um
5. ah
6. like
7. actually
8. now
9. I mean
10. mebbe