Do you LISP? Or know someone who does?
February 11, 2009 9:07am CST
A lisp is a speech impediment, historically also known as sigmatism. Stereotypically, people with a lisp are unable to pronounce sibilants (like the sound [s]), and replace them with interdentals (like the sound [?]), though there are actually several kinds of lisp. The result is that the speech is unclear. Does lisping make you annoyed? Or you ignore it to avoid uncomfortable situation? One more question: Whose cruel idea was it for the word "Lisp" to have a "S" in it?
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
11 Feb 09
I don't have one, and never did, as far as I'm concerned. However, I know that my fiance used to have one as a child. Now, I know he still has one, but it's really minor. If you ask me, it's hardly noticeable. When I first met me, I would have never had guessed that he had one. That's how minor it is now.