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I was annoyed mostly by comments from Jim, and responded: "So you think to have a stutter is not that bad then Jim? OK, I challenge you to go up to bar and order a pint of lager, but when you order it I want you to stutter on some of words."
I showed him how I wanted him to say order, when to stutter etc. I then said: "After you have stuttered on words, I want you to see how it feels and to experience way people look at you. You may then understand a little bit more of what I went through."
Jim declined this challenge, even after a severe amount of prompting and teasing from different members of our group.
Having a stutter is not nice and when someone who has a stutter seeks help, please offer them your full support.
Stephen Hill runs a speech centre in Birmingham, England. He has a couple of websites at http://www.stammering-stuttering.co.uk and at http://www.stutter-cure.com.