1. Universal, descriptive word, used when
a definitive definition is neither sought nor intended
2. Positive or negative taunt, dependant on expression, situation and person using it
3. The act of being
Examples of um and umness in everyday speech:
1. As a taunt:
"Hey Truck, did you end up going to see Star Wars?"
"Star Wars is um cobber, I'm not paying to see that umness"
2. As a question:
"What are you planning
on doing with all that umness champ?"
3. As an answer:
"You coming down the park for some cricket man?"
"Nah, I still feel
pretty um from last night"
4. As a statement of frustration
"47 minutes until
the next train? That's um"
(note: the longer you hold onto the 'a' in 'that's' is a direct
reflection to the amount
felt. For example: "47 minutes until
the next train? Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat's um" would infer a great
deal of frustration