Michael Edwards





Should it be ‘em’ or should it be ‘um’

I could try more ‘m’s’ (just for fun)

for ‘emmm’ or ‘ummm’ has more of a ring

and works in lyrics if you should sing.


Perhaps an ‘r:  would that work too?

Well ‘Ermmmm’ sounds good if you think it through

but somehow  urmmm  doesn’t work so well:

say it out loud, it’s easy to tell.


So it seems like ermmm is the word of the day

but hang on a moment – allow me to say

I’m not so sure - my mind’s gone a blur;

 on second thoughts………..

………………… I much prefer ‘Errrr’.



  • Johnny Lawless

    My thoughts precisely!

    Or OM.

    Happy News ๐ŸŽ‰

    • Michael Edwards

      Or Ommmm - all the best Lawless.

    • Fay Slimm

      Thanks for the bit of early morning lingual fun after your lovely New Year wish - - and may 2019 bring you many moments of "ermmm and ahaaa" wonder in life's delights dear Michael.

      • Michael Edwards

        And loads of Oooh Arrrrs! Thanks Fay

      • Goldfinch60

        My first smile of the day Michael, errrr or was that the last smile of the year.
        Happy New Year to you and you family Michael.

        • Michael Edwards

          Don't forget the long sigh Hrrrrrr. Or the dismissive Hmphhhh.
          Whoaar - there so many of them.
          Cheers Andy.

        • orchidee

          Oh lol good write M. Happy New Year Greetings to you too!
          What does Miss Berles use? Erm or Umm or what?

          • Michael Edwards

            She uses Phhht quite a lot - she is very intolerant especially if you get the syllable count wrong.

            • orchidee

              Every time one uses Erm or Urm, etc, is another syllable used up! How many syllables ration per day does she give us?

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            • ANGELA & BRIAN

              WELCOME BACK UNCLE MIKE ~ Missed your Droll Humour ! Love the PAINTING & The GREETING ~ HNY to you too ! There is too much Ummming & Errrring in your morning ode ~ but we get the POINT !
              Infinite Blessings for You & Yours through 2019 !
              Brian & Angela ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก
              Please check our latest FUSION "New Year Resolutions" Also Polluted Planet 2019 ~ Thanks B & A !

              • Michael Edwards

                Ummm yes back in harness - Err too much umming and erring? - Arrrrh, mmmm - not so sort of errrrr sure but yes ahhh could be.

              • Claudelle DeLuna

                Happy New Year 2019 Michael!
                Wishing you the best and loved ones!

                • Michael Edwards

                  Thanks Claudelle - and you and your loved ones too.

                • Neville

                  pipped to the proverbial post.... omm

                  • Michael Edwards

                    You've got to pip a post or two = cheers N

                    • Neville

                      Isn't that a song out of Oliver...

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                    • dusk arising

                      ooh-er, umm err yes well maybe innit.
                      Later during Jan 1st no doubt many an 'ugg' first utterance will be heard - or fall upon deaf ears.

                      • Michael Edwards

                        Or an urghh - time for another ton and ginic.

                      • Diamond

                        Beautifully expressive painting Michael. Thank you for sharing it.

                        "Sound" and "Silence" are just right. Poetry and Music.

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