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(Today)   P..p..p..preschoolers w..w..who st...st..st..stutter don't t...t...turn out to be a...a...any wor...wor...worse than other p...p...p...pe...pe.. folks   (today.com) divider line 27
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2013-08-26 09:25:28 AM  
P-p-powerbook?

/first thing I thought of
 
2013-08-26 09:28:57 AM  
Th-th-th-that's all folks!
 
2013-08-26 09:48:00 AM  
bbbuuuttt thththeey do gggget shovvvved into mmmmmorrree l lll llockers
 
2013-08-26 09:49:12 AM  
"p...p...p...pe...pe.. folks"

That is comic gold right there.
 
2013-08-26 09:54:24 AM  
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2013-08-26 09:55:42 AM  
Given my experiences with stuttering as a child (and even now when too excited), I wonder if it's a symptom of something.
 
2013-08-26 09:56:44 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjnzb4T9zSY

Older than dirt, but still funny.
 
2013-08-26 09:58:12 AM  
Bob Newhart ap-aproves.
 
2013-08-26 10:15:59 AM  
Yeah, the other kids don't care until they're older and actually develop an appreciation for things like socially ostracizing the weird kid.

4-yo with a stutter? No problemo. 14-yo with a stutter? farked.

Don't shame your kid or freak out at them, but get that shiat remedied. That's why schools have speech pathologists on staff. Free therapy.
 
2013-08-26 10:17:45 AM  
As someone who still stutters at 44 (from time to time), I'm getting a kick, bla bla bla...

I still have a habit of starting, then restarting a sentence, without even realizing it.  Or getting so jumbled in the current sentence, that I hvae to stop and start completely from scratch. I have to calm down and slow down to prevent it from happening at all.  In other words, when I'm on a roll and have something to say, I tend to trip over my own words.

Oddly enough, in situations where I have to public speak, say, make a best man's speech, or do a presentation at work, or do a job interview, I never stutter.  Ever.  Must have something to do with the pressure making me more aware of what I'm saying.

/dnrtfa.
 
2013-08-26 10:21:05 AM  
Just don't eat their pet fish or else they might run you over with a steamroller, amirite?

/not obscure
 
2013-08-26 10:31:25 AM  
I used to stutter. Well, I still do.

I've never had it as bad as some people, but it was there. In grade school it was bad enough to stand out. A couple of times I was sent to see a vocal counselor/coach/something. But, when I did and they had me say test phrases and whatnot I spoke perfectly fine.

As a teenager it started to get bad again. Nowadays as an adult I have a lot more control over it. It's in my head, that much I'm sure about. How badly I stutter is dependent on the person that I'm talking to. If it's someone that I'm unfamiliar or not used to my stuttering is the most noticeable. If it's family or someone that I'm very familiar with then I'm mostly fine. I still stutter around people I'm used to, but it's not very bad.

There are two things that will make me stutter no matter what, though. Being very tired and being stressed. When I'm heavily stressed it gets pretty bad. Me falling back into heavy stuttering is a big sign that something isn't right with me.

It's nice that I mostly have it under control now. Most people don't really care or even acknowledge it. Assholes do, though. Jerk asses who enjoy belittling people will get a "look at this stupid fark", shiat eating grin across their face or crack jokes about it. Oh well. Luckily, for the most part it's not a big issue for me anymore. I feel bad for people who aren't so fortunate.
 
2013-08-26 10:54:48 AM  
That's all?
 
2013-08-26 11:44:41 AM  
"He thrusts his fists against the post and still insists he sees the ghosts"
 
2013-08-26 12:28:44 PM  
Trrraiining  thhhemmm tooo stttuudderr iss fuuunn.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Study
 
2013-08-26 01:15:34 PM  
Came for It, leaving hap... happpp... hap... satisfied.
 
2013-08-26 01:26:49 PM  
Came for Billy Madison, want to touch Veronica Vaughn's hiney.
 
2013-08-26 01:30:49 PM  
Came for the jokes to see which idiots here on Fark are completely stupid.

Holy crap - 94.3% of commenters on this article are idiots.

Until you have an MD, STFU.

/has four stuttering friends
//all of them have more brains than 50% of the fark population combined.
 
2013-08-26 01:37:27 PM  
As a 40 year old who stutters quite a bit, I'm getting a kick...

Not really. Stuttering sucks.  Yes, it gets worse when I'm tired, but I still don't think it's "all in my head."  I've gone through countless therapies in my life, and some have alleviated some of the problem, but nothing has "cured" it.

I tell non-stutterers who don't understand why that it's kind of like a golf swing.  You know how to do it (talk) but sometimes the execution falls short. Even though you are capable of hitting a 250 slight draw perfect drive, you can't do it every time.  It's kind of like that.

I hate it, but I try not to let it limit me.  I can give speeches for my job if necessary, and I don't hesitate to speak up when it's at work.  However, other times, if it's not directly related to my safety or my career, I will take the easy road and just not participate in some things.
 
2013-08-26 01:43:36 PM  

Enemabag Jones: Trrraiining  thhhemmm tooo stttuudderr iss fuuunn.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Study


That's farked up.  I can't even express the emotions running through my head right now.  I want to smash things.
 
2013-08-26 01:58:50 PM  
I was lucky to get help in elementary school, and that was 40 years ago, but even though I rarely stutter, I still hesitate to talk in public or around people I don't know very well.  The key for me was to talk slowly and think it through, which when you are from the mountains of NC, is funny as hell as the local dialect is to speak very slowly to begin with, so instead of stuttering, everyone thought I was just "slow" or a bit "touched in the head".  Got in the habit of talking so little in front of people I didn't know out of fear of looking like an idiot, that a friend of mine had a girlfriend who thought I was a mute, till I finally said something in front of her after 3 weeks of hanging out together.

And since the school speech pathologist used Gilbert and Sullivan lyrics as practice phrases, I gained an appreciation of a type of literature and music I would never have seen/heard except for her and her teaching methods.

"To sit in solemn silence in a dole dark dock in a pestilential prison with a life long lock, awaiting the sensation of a short sharp shock from a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block", was the phrase I used to practice and it was also good for exercising the tongue..  :)
 
2013-08-26 02:07:18 PM  
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2013-08-26 02:08:19 PM  
Hubby and I both had stuttering problems before kindergarten, neither stutters now. We were trying to get out all of our ideas and our little bodies couldn't keep up with the racing minds. Now we're older and slower = no problem!

Have lovely friends who stutter, not a big deal to me. Just have to be patient and their jokes are usually worth it!
 
2013-08-26 02:16:45 PM  
They'd just better hope they don't get any questions wrong when they're asked by the teacher, or it'll be another chip up the nose.
 
2013-08-26 02:29:26 PM  
What no Bill Walton impressions ? You guys are slippin'...
 
2013-08-26 10:34:43 PM  
As someone who went through half a year of speech therapy for my lisp and stutter, I'm getting a kick...

/Moses supposes his toeses are roses, but Moses supposes erroneously, for Moses, he knowses his toeses aren't roses, as Moses supposes his toeses to be...
 
2013-08-26 10:35:58 PM  

CtrlAltDestroy: I used to stutter. Well, I still do.

I've never had it as bad as some people, but it was there. In grade school it was bad enough to stand out. A couple of times I was sent to see a vocal counselor/coach/something. But, when I did and they had me say test phrases and whatnot I spoke perfectly fine.

As a teenager it started to get bad again. Nowadays as an adult I have a lot more control over it. It's in my head, that much I'm sure about. How badly I stutter is dependent on the person that I'm talking to. If it's someone that I'm unfamiliar or not used to my stuttering is the most noticeable. If it's family or someone that I'm very familiar with then I'm mostly fine. I still stutter around people I'm used to, but it's not very bad.

There are two things that will make me stutter no matter what, though. Being very tired and being stressed. When I'm heavily stressed it gets pretty bad. Me falling back into heavy stuttering is a big sign that something isn't right with me.

It's nice that I mostly have it under control now. Most people don't really care or even acknowledge it. Assholes do, though. Jerk asses who enjoy belittling people will get a "look at this stupid fark", shiat eating grin across their face or crack jokes about it. Oh well. Luckily, for the most part it's not a big issue for me anymore. I feel bad for people who aren't so fortunate.


My stutter comes back when I'm angry enough to be incoherent. Basically, if I'm stuttering, run.
 
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