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stammer

a speech disorder characterized by involuntary repetitions and hesitations
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Stammerers may be offered therapy to try and eliminate it by working with speech and language therapists, or can undertake courses to help themselves.
Labourer Steve Middleton was typical of the stammerers featured.
It wasn't to be and Colin Firth, a fine actor, was justly rewarded for his brilliant performance, as was screenwriter David Seidler, the former stammerer who followed in Colin Welland's footsteps to the podium.
I too grew up as a chronic stammerer and I vividly recall the lack of role models.
A stammerer Pastes his lips to Yours--Mud, hallucinatory glory--o helm Of the sun, negating what dead human race?
I am a recovering stammerer and I look at what he is doing at his age and know I could never have done that.
There was this huge email campaign to 'vote the stammerer off'.
He said: "Another stammerer, Gareth Gates, went on Pop Idol and as soon as it came to singing he was fine.
I was also impressed with former Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates as the one-time stammerer helped other people who wanted to get rid of their speech impediment (Stop My Stutter, BBC Three, Monday, 9pm).
Also known as stuttering, stammering is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolonged sounds, syllables, words or phrases, coupled with involuntary silent pauses during which the stammerer is unable to produce sounds.
He said: "It used to drive me mad that whenever you saw a stammerer on telly or on film, it would be for comedy.