Did you ever notice that some stuttering is intentional? You might even do it yourself to emphasize a point, allow the listener time to think, or repeat a syllable because someone just coughed and you may not have been heardÖat least those are my theories. I think I catch myself doing it occasionally. It could just be learned from hearing others though.

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  1. Vanessa says

    “Sometimes a slight and not unpleasing stammer or impediment has been of some assistance in securing the attention of the audienceÖ”
    - Winston Churchill

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