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A Name for That Tool In Your Toolbox

 
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:58 am    Post subject: A Name for That Tool In Your Toolbox Reply with quote

And the name is "fumfer". As an actor I've used it (sparingly) as an audition tool to play more realistic, everyday people.

Definition: Fumfer (or phumfer) comes from the Yiddish. It means to stall or evade a question, remark, etc, by mumbling & fumbling words on purpose.

Example from a frequent fumferer, Jeff Goldblum:
https://youtu.be/_l4xtcmrT6g?t=20

I love this guy. An absolutely original character.

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