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I've recently started a video blog, and it seems that "that" is the word I get stuck on most often, for some reason. I'll have to look into this a bit more. Do any of you have video blogs? I find that once I get beyond the initial awkwardness of talking to no one, it's actually kind of fun. I can just articulate whatever's coming through my mind without having my train of thought interrupted, and there's no pressure to get the thoughts out quickly or anything like that. I recommend it, even if you don't intend to post it to the internet. It's good for examining my own behaviour.
As a child, I had a huge stuttering problem. It's lessened quite a bit now, but it's still there. I don't so much get stuck on consonants as I do syllables or words, very occasionally a couple of words at a time. Only if they're short, though. I find that if I speak more slowly, it's not as difficult, and that it happens more often when I'm in some state of excitement, be it fear, joy, anger, surprise, or whatever. I'm pretty sure this is common amongst stutterers. Part of the problem for me is that I have great difficulty in translating my thoughts into words on short notice. I'm very articulate and well-spoken when I have the time to be that way, but when I don't, I get flustered and can't think of the next word. I think my stuttering is like the everyman's "um", "uh", or "like". It doesn't help that I tend to think almost entirely without words. I think much faster without them and I don't like them getting in the way of my flexibility of thought. Do any of you stutter, or know someone who does? Is it related to Asperger's, or is it a stand-alone trait?