Lisping, do you do it?

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    Jul 14, 2010 8:18 PM GMT
    I know it's hard not to spark a masculine/feminine argument with this topic, but I'm more interested just in the speech issue.

    I've noticed that my lisp kind of comes and goes depending on the day, but it's much less noticeable than when I was a teen. I had a mumbling problem when I was younger too, but I've noticed that when I speak up, instead of talking softly, the lisp starts going away. So, since I've gained the confidence to speak from my chest, it's gone. But, if I'm in situations where I'm anxious or nervous, it comes right back.

    What do you think? Anyone have similar experiences?
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    Jul 14, 2010 8:27 PM GMT
    I have no listhp.
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    Jul 14, 2010 8:33 PM GMT
    I don't have any personal experience with it, but I do recognize it in some men.To be honest, hearing a guy with a lisp annoys me, particularly when he's intentionally doing it to get a rise out of people...Kinda like one of those "Queer Eye for the Str8 Guy" clowns, or Perez Hilton.. We tend to associate it with guys whom are Catty and Bitchy, so the negative connotations will persist (unfortunately).

    But if it's just who you are, I say don't worry about it. Live and let Live..

    C'est la vie
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    Jul 14, 2010 8:51 PM GMT
    I actually have trouble saying words with prominent R, as in Marc, and S, as in lisp.
    I have noticed that when I say lisp, my tongue goes to my upper right teeth and the breath escapes through more than the sound.
    I tell people it is because I spent a couple of years in France in my childhood, even though I have forgotten most of it nowicon_biggrin.gif
    When I say R, the middle of the tongue touches the roof of the mouth in a gagging fashion.
  • solak

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    Jul 14, 2010 8:52 PM GMT
    i do it in gay bars.. when i talk normally the gays ask me why im so self-loathing by talking normally
  • rnch

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    Jul 14, 2010 8:58 PM GMT
    i wouldn't know how to do it.
  • rnch

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    Jul 14, 2010 9:12 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said
    rnch saidi wouldn't know how to do it.

    Try saying the word Lisssp with your tongue stuck to your eye teeth and you'll get the picture. No speech impediment here unless there's been one too many glasses of wine or champers.. after that who knows what I might say...icon_cool.gif


    I know what i would LIKE you to say.... icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 14, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    I have no lisp.
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    Jul 15, 2010 12:11 AM GMT
    When I was in elementary school, I had problems pronouncing "R" and people thought I was from Boston or something.

    As far as a lisp, I had to have my (straight) friends teach me how to fake one... but I still can't do it "right" and they get a laugh icon_redface.gif
  • Geoedward

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    Jul 15, 2010 12:15 AM GMT
    I have no lisp.
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    Jul 15, 2010 12:29 AM GMT
    i dont but i have this thing where i mix up the V's and W's lol. i think its my inside german. =_=
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    Jul 15, 2010 12:45 AM GMT
    Pouncer saidWhose cruel idea was it to put an "s" in "lisp"?


    a sadistic bastard. I have a lisp... well i have a speech impediment. I used to not be able to pronounce S or TH. But the TH got fixed with like 2 years of class. the S however will hunt me forever. I hate that it's associated with me being gay, because it has nothing to do with it. i just can't control it. I honestly don't even notice it until someone says "your lisp is really cute" and i'm like fuck off.
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    Jul 15, 2010 12:45 AM GMT
    No, but I do swish a lil
  • bburg34

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    Jul 15, 2010 12:46 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI have no listhp.
    Yeth!icon_eek.gif
  • xysx

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    Jul 15, 2010 12:49 AM GMT
    I have no lisp, but my straight son does. -go figure.icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 15, 2010 12:57 AM GMT
    Me no lisp mon! Bummaclot....

    But I do in Spanish... its an accent thing
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    Jul 15, 2010 1:02 AM GMT
    No lisp. Except for a short time after a motorcycle accident causing head injuries, which also gave me a stutter. But I lost the lisp fairly quickly, while the stutter took longer. It's one of the reasons I sought a college speech degree. I also lisp during an epileptic seizure, something to do with loss of tongue control.

    But if you mean a gay lisp, again no, not ever. In fact, the lack of a stereotypical gay lisp is one of the things that kept me in denial for so long. I almost wish now that I DID have a lisp. icon_sad.gif
  • SkyMiles

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    Jul 15, 2010 1:03 AM GMT
    Thometimeth icon_smile.gif
  • Twenty_Someth...

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    Jul 15, 2010 1:08 AM GMT
    no lisp for me
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    Jul 15, 2010 1:15 AM GMT
    Used to, but I had that issue growing up. Part of the reason I have no problem not talking to people in public places. Sometimes I just don't have anything to say. Lol, then again, other times.... anywho, nowadays I'm lisp free. Thank you speech therapy and karaoke ;-)
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    Jul 15, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    amar_m saidMe no lisp mon! Bummaclot....




    ...someone needs to have his mouth washed out with soap. Er, typing hands washed with soa..oh forget it. icon_lol.gif

    -Doug
  • Iluros

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    Jul 15, 2010 2:16 AM GMT
    No, but as a young child I did pronounce 'th' as 'f.' The children had lots of fun telling me to count to four.
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    Jul 15, 2010 2:25 AM GMT
    Iluros saidNo, but as a young child I did pronounce 'th' as 'f.' The children had lots of fun telling me to count to four.
    At least you could make it all the way to four. I still run out of fingers counting that high.
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    Jul 15, 2010 2:45 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Iluros saidNo, but as a young child I did pronounce 'th' as 'f.' The children had lots of fun telling me to count to four.
    At least you could make it all the way to four. I still run out of fingers counting that high.


    Don't worry, I'll get working on your prosthetic as soon as you finish your dinner. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 15, 2010 2:54 AM GMT
    Contrary to popular stereotypes, lisps are not a "gay" thing. It's a speech pathology issue just like stuttering and mispronouncing r's. There are tons of clinical speech pathologists that can help you to work through such issues. Here's a link to find one near you. http://www.asha.org/proserv/