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Expressing hesitation.‘‘Would you like some tea?’ ‘Er … yes … thank you.’’
- ‘Er, your shoulder? said Arthur in a horrified whisper’
- ‘So we were gulping down our pasta and I said: "Er, er, things could be "’
Natural utterance: first recorded in English in the mid 19th century.
The chemical element erbium.
1North American Emergency room.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.