I have heard some comments regarding the fact that we will always be people who stutter and are never fully cured.
The definition of “stutter” in the Merriam Webster dictionary:
Definition of stutter (Entry 1 of 2)
1: to speak with involuntary disruption or blocking of speech (as by repetition or prolongation of vocal sounds)
2: to move or act in a halting or spasmodic manner
the old jalopy bucks and stutters uphill
— William Cleary
: to say, speak, or sound with or as if with a stutter
Definition of stutter (Entry 2 of 2)
1: an act or instance of stuttering
2: the habitual tendency to stutter
had a mild stutter
Now, with that definition in mind, how could I possibly call myself a “stutterer”? I have not stuttered in 3 and a half years, I have not thought about stuttering in about 2 and a half years, and I definitely will never stutter again. This means that I no longer fit the definition of a person who “stutters”.
To say I am a stutterer who does not stutter is absolutely ludicrous in my opinion! What’s yours?