Phatic interjectives

David Dyer-Bennet dd-b at dd-b.net
Wed May 29 13:02:44 PDT 2002

While scanning in the text of Jhereg (yes, Steven knew I was doing
this before he read this message) I noticed a certain amusing and I'm
sure intentional variablity in the spelling of "hmmm", having to do
with the number of m's present.  

Then today I stumbled across a link to this paper investigating a
closely related phenomenon on the web, and I just can't resist

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