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As I've said before, Usenet has 200 posters and 200 topics, no wonder the threads converge!

Yes, but how many of those 200 are prone to middle-aged forgetfulness and post repeatedly about the same things, without realising it?

You've asked that question three times already this Century.
John Dean
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Yes, but how many of those 200 are prone to middle-aged forgetfulness and post repeatedly about the same things, without realising it?

You've asked that question three times already this Century.

I am very reassured to know that someone is keeping count.

Laura
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Yes, but how many of those 200 are prone to middle-aged forgetfulness and post repeatedly about the same things, without realising it?

You've asked that question three times already this Century.

She suffered from a CRAFT moment.

Ray
Whenever I gossip and try to impersonate the gossipee, I loose my accent almost entirely, but when I try to rationalize the gosipee's behaviour and defend it, my accent is back.

New word for me: gossipee. A leftpondism?

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I have a friend who has a severe speech impediment. He isn't retarded, but many people think him so, he ... a word. He is a good singer with excellent dictation who has committed over 200 Irish traditional songs to memory.

Well, I frequently stutter, and in my case it probably does reflect a degree of retardation. But I don't stutter when I sing. Nor when I act, incidentally. Nor when I whisper. And I don't know of any stutterer who does stutter while singing. In this respect the Who's "My Generation" is artificial.
Why the difference? Well, I can only speak from subjective personal experience I've never actually read anything about stuttering. But I suspect it's a complex thing, because, after all, stuttering, like asthma, seems to be defined in terms of observable result there might be any number of causes, physiological and psychological.

Psychologically, in my case, I think it's often to do hyperconsciousness and nervousness and pre-empting. The stutterer might differ from the rest of the population qualitatively, not quantitatively. In singing, you have a prepared text, and you often speak more slowly, so that can help. But it's also a matter, I think, of what you're not concerned with your attention is on the sound, moment by moment, and not, for instance, on yourself, what other people think of you, what you're going to say next, whether you're pronouncing the word properly, whether you're communicating properly...

Physiologically... Well, I think stuttering is always to do with blockage or muscle spasm, being unable to maintain a steady air flow, whereas singing is all about maintaining a steady air flow. I've seen a stutterer's support group whose members practised with belts tied around their abdomen, so that they had to push against the resistance. And in "Towards a poor theatre", Grotowski, for speech impediments in general, recommends that the actor imagine the words are bathed in air, and to always have an excess of air at the back of the throat, a sensation like yawning.
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As I've said before, Usenet has 200 posters and 200 topics, no wonder the threads converge!

Yes, but how many of those 200 are prone to middle-aged forgetfulness and post repeatedly about the same things, without realising it?

All the ones who are me certainly do, although we don't think of ourself as middle-aged yet.

SML
Whenever I gossip and try to impersonate the gossipee, I ... the gosipee's behaviour and defend it, my accent is back.

New word for me: gossipee. A leftpondism?

Gospodi! These endings are, or at least should be, wantonly productive in English, not shocking or offending, not making it to the dictionary as a matter of course, of course.

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Laura F. Spira turpitued:
As I've said before, Usenet has 200 posters and 200 topics, no wonder the threads converge!

Yes, but how many of those 200 are prone to middle-aged forgetfulness and post repeatedly about the same things, without realising it?

I can answer that. What was the question again?

Peter Moylan peter at ee dot newcastle dot edu dot au http://eepjm.newcastle.edu.au (OS/2 and eCS information and software)
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