I hear girls use it more often than guys.
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Most Helpful Girl
Sigh. It depends on how much sleep I've had or how focused I am. Recently, separately, I've said them quite a bit. "like" MUCH more than "umm".
If I'm sleep deprived or unfocused (lack of energy/sleep) then I might use "umm" a bit more than I should.
Tsss. I've started using 'like' more and I don't know why. Slap me if I ever start saying "umm, like" unless it's as a joke.1
Most Helpful Guy
I won't lie I do use them on occasion, but the whole idea behind these words is they offer a transition from one thought to the next. My daughter on the other hand uses these expressions more than she really should, the result of this use is I tease her. When she says like, I will reply that what ever it is she said is only "like" it but not exactly... ;-) she of course doesn't really appreciate the humor in this.1