We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Please make, in my physical absence, the first sound of the word 'at' (drop the 't'), and think of this sound as a southern colloquial vocal expression which can stand alone (if the thought pertains to a condition of being hardly worth word-making), or precedes a statement indicating extreme skepticism; a sound the volume and duration of which indicates the size, proximity, contents level, and ripeness of an 'understood' slop bucket.
You're both wrong. It's the lingering uh sound, as in, "uhhhhh, you can't be serious". Can be shortened to d'whut? (do what?). Some ethnic types use er-uhhhhh to buy time, as in, er-uhhhhh, dat dime bag ain't mine; somebudy put it in my unnerwear.
We're gonna have to have some sort of rule making committee, i can see that already. I move that the committee be limited to those who can say "red leather yellow leather" aloud, over and over, fast, and without breaking any face bones..