Stammering and Stuttering
A personal experience of a lifetime's stammering
Famous People with Stammers
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King George V1
Others include the author Lewis Carroll who was refused entry to the Priesthood because of his impediment; Isacc Newton (laws of gravity) and even Sir Winston Churchill had one.
In the media, stutters have often been written into film and TV. "A fish called Wanda" had Michael Palin buffling around and making us all laugh.
The one thing that binds these people together is that most of us know them for their own particular characteristic way of talking and often the body language with which they speak.
After the film, Michael Palin endorsed his name to the charity now known as 'The Michael Palin Centre for Childhood Stammers' which is one of the leading Centres in the country.
The important thing is to laugh along with it, it's only human instinct to laugh at someone elses affliction sometimes - so what, if you have one, you're the same, if not better than them!
Ed Balls - Labour Politician
Has overcome a stammer to speak well to the House of Commons and media in general. Active supporter of Stuttering Charities and visits them a lot.
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Fair enough, they laughed - so did the stammerers !!
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