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Another media-mention of stuttering gets it wrong (again).

This article writes: “Ever hear about the famous Greek philosopher, Demosthenes, who stuttered horribly? He put small pebbles in his mouth to help him control his stuttering while he spoke loudly to anyone who wished to hear his philosophies. He eventually overcame his stuttering.”

Reality–the author’s got no clue if Demosthenes “overcame his stuttering.”  Define “overcame” for me, why don’t you?  Ceased to stutter altogether?  (Not bloody likely!)  Did not allow stuttering to impede upon his contribution to society?  More likely.  After all, if the guy was desperate enough to create his own anti-stuttering prosthetic device (and the first one on record, by the way), he was the real deal…

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