February 02, 2002
On Lisp On Line

Paul Graham's On Lisp, always in high demand and yet tragically out of print for some time, is now online.

Not that I need it, since I have the real thing. Suckers.

Hm. That there is a fine chair.

Posted by jjwiseman at February 02, 2002 01:42 AM

how do i get rid of my lisp i dont want it no more please help

Posted by: nichole on February 23, 2003 10:54 PM

Fraudeshanppen asfarudle!

Posted by: Bloomington on February 25, 2003 10:45 AM

Please help me! I am tired of being made fun of, because of a disability that i could not prevent. I had to change my name from Sarah because people could never understand me. Please, I am 13 and it is already hard enough being a teenager, I don't need this to. Please help me?

Posted by: Sarah on July 8, 2004 09:31 PM

im 14 years old. i knew i had a lisp problem but this year i actually felt its impact. nobody undertands me and its horrible. i cant say my sisters or dogs name or anything. my year younger sister is practically ashamed of me. This year she helped me pronounce "s" words at night and i always ended up crying, frustrated, and lower self esteeem. PLEASE HELP i have no idea what to do ! just pronouncing it wont help me and now i develped a "manly deep" voice to go with it...

Posted by: michelle on July 27, 2004 08:29 PM

help i have a lisp, i cant stop it i am 13. please help

Posted by: bob harding on September 22, 2004 09:58 AM

Can anyone help me PLEASE? Im 15 and well aware of my strong lisp. Im such an outgoing and crazy person, and I LOVE to talk, i could forever. But lately I've been very self-conscious about my lisp. My friends are pretty good about it, they dont make fun of me...to my face anyway. But I know other people do. It kills me that I have to live with this. I want it gone. I need it gone. I can't live my life like this anymore. Seriously. I NEED HELP. ITS BEEN TOO LONG, NOW IT NEEDS TO GO AWAY

Posted by: anonymous on September 27, 2004 05:38 PM

I'm "friends" with one of my teachers at school. That sounds weird, but shes cool. Apparently she claims she had a speech impediment when she was in high school, but she didnt specify a lisp. She doesnt anymore. I wanna ask her about it, but I'm too afraid. Well, im not so much afraid to talk to her, I just feel it would be embarrasing talking to someone about my problem. WHat should I do?

Posted by: star on September 27, 2004 05:40 PM

Hey, I have had a lisp for as long as i can remember, and while i was in school i used to take speech classes and stuff, i'm not sure how helpful they are in general but it definately teaches you techniques to help. One thing I learned is that you sorta smile when you say your s's and z's and it almost forces your tongue to stay back and behind your teeth and practicing in front of a mirror helps too. Eventually, you won't have to smile to do it consciously, it's not doing it unconsciously that's difficult but at least it's a start. The only drawback is developing an "S" sound that sounds more like an sh sound but if you practice in front of the mirror or with a friend, you'll recognize when you're doing it and it won't be a problem. I know most of you guys are in your early teens and that can suck, i never was really made fun of for my lisp but i know how annoying it can get when you're trying to get something important across and you can't stop thinking about how dumb you sound, the truth is, is that the criticism in your own head is 100 times worse than anyone could ever criticize you externally. Just keep practicing on your own, and if that doesn't work, most schools employ a speech therapist and if yours doesn't a local college or university will definately have speech students or faculty that can give you some pointers. Hope this helps you guys, and good luck!

Posted by: on September 29, 2004 11:42 PM

Help!!! I am a huge fan of your show "Overhaulin'". My husband has a 67 Chevy Impala 427 that needs some TLC. His friends tease him all the time, wondering if he will ever drive it again. And one buddy asks him often, "Why don't you sell the Chevy to me?" And although my husband laughs it off, I, myself, am tempted to tell him "Yes, please take it and enjoy!" Can you help us keep that classic AND enjoy it at the same time? Sincerely, Donna

Posted by: Cheryl on September 30, 2004 10:11 AM

whoever posted that message on the 29th of sept. thanks! that seems to help i'll try it. if you have any other suggestions for me, id really appreciate them. like everyone else, its not only being sick of comments, its just the fact that im a very talkative person, but like you said, all i can think about when i talk is how dumb is sound

Posted by: helpless on October 14, 2004 07:40 PM

hey sarah and michelle, i feel your pain. sarah, did u really change your name? is sarah your real name. i wish i could change mine, it has a "sh" sound in it

Posted by: on October 14, 2004 07:41 PM

Hi I'm 18 and have been living with this problem for 16 years now. I finally decided the only thing that would work for me was completely avoiding any words with the letter 's' or 'S' in them. I haven't used an s-word now in over 12 years. It's not too hard; after awhile it becomes second nature. There are still some things that give me problems from time to time, though, for example, plurals. And don't even ask me about how I deal plurals that really refer to only 1 thing, like 'a pair of glasses'. If anyone has an ideas, let me know. By the way and strangely enough, I don't have the same problem when I write and it's like a major relief when I get a chance to do it (yeah, I get to use an 's'!!!), so thanks for giving me the opportunity.

Posted by: Susan on October 15, 2004 02:28 PM

hi im 14 and i hate my lisp help me get rid of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: on October 16, 2004 09:24 AM

hello my name is Mark and i have had a speech problem my whole life. People are always making fun of me at school because i sound like a girl. I am 18 and i am a very grown man but if im talking on the phone, people always say "ok Mam" or "Miss" or if I am talking to a girl on the phone she might like me but when she really starts to hear my voice she gets turned off. I am always mistaken for a female and i went to speech classes for 6 years!!! and it did not help. I need help and i even went back to speech classes but they did not help. Is their any possible way i could get surgery? Money is not a problem in my house but my teacher told me she had a lisp and she got some surgery that helped her. PLEASE help me i need to feel good about my self!!!

Posted by: Mark on October 16, 2004 10:07 PM

hmm...wow susan how could u possibly avoid 's' words? what if im called on to read in school and theres something i dont wanna read? it always gets me nervous. i have somewhat a large vocabulary and like showing off all these big words i know, but most of them, OF COURSE, have s sounds in them. so i cant. btw mark, susan olsen(cindy brady from the brady bunch) used to have a lisp as you can tell and during an interview they said she had surgery to correct it. now its gone. the problem is, my parents would spring for it. and theyd think it was ridiculous that i ever mentioned it

Posted by: michelle on October 17, 2004 01:49 PM

hey i just wanted to say even though i have to suffer with my lisp, it nice to know i have all you people with the same problem i can easily relate to. so thanks:) and susan, what does it mean to say a 2nd nature?

Posted by: on October 17, 2004 01:54 PM

OK OK, feeling very self-concious right now. i feel as if this is my journal. sorry. why does anyone have to suffer speech impediments? its wrong. they should all be corrected immediatly. surgerys outta the question. i really think it be good to have one, but too embarrased to ask. dont think we could afford it anyway. speech classes are out. besides my schools too cheap to have one anyway. how can it help? i dont mean to sound mean or rude, but how can people just waltz into speech classes? dont you feel ridiculed or embarrased to even be there asking for help with the impediment in front of people. even if my school did have a speech class, i would not take it. My biggest fear is college. i plan on being a doctor. how am i gonna be able to communicate with people? HELP! Im crying im so scared. How am i gonna achieve my dream worried about this? what if i have to say "psoriasis(spelling lol) or 'arthritis' or 'see your pharmacist' ????omg totally freaking out...thanks for reading

Posted by: michelle on October 17, 2004 02:02 PM

i used to cut myself. everytime i had a bad encounter w/ someone involving my lisp. i cut. i still feel the need to. cant play soccer though with open arms,someone will see and ill be in big trouble. so i stopped. im also suicidle. i feel like i have no purpose on earth. it sounds dumb, but if i cant do anything with my life cause of the way of talk, i ask, why live at all? whats the point. does anyone here seriously understand the pain im in? sorry for going into such depth, it was probably more than you needed to know. but im pouring my feelings out here. I HATE LISPS.

Posted by: on October 17, 2004 02:07 PM

2nd nature means 'just don't do it' - don't use any s-words at all. Try it for an hour then a day then forever - your brain will adjust and pretty soon you won't even think about it, and other people don't even notice. Of course, sometimes you can't avoid it, like when someone asks your full name - usually this happens when you're dealing with someone you don't know who needs to know your name for instance to fill out a form, but in those cases, just swallow your pride and forget about it - you'll never talk to them again (and they don't really care anyway if you have a lisp). Also, in my case I use my middle name instead of my first name, so I always introduce myself as 'Laura' and that's what all my friends call me, or get a nickname.

If you don't think it's possible, look up the word 'lipogram' in the dictionary or google for it online. Here are some true examples:

Bearing an obsessive dislike for the letter R, Gottlob Burmann not only only wrote 130 poems without using that letter, but he also omitted the
letter R from his daily conversation for 17 years. This practice meant the eccentric 18th-century German poet never said his own name.

Tying down the E on his typewriter to make sure one didn't slip in, Ernest Vincent Wright, a graduate om M.I.T., wrote a credible 50110-word novel, Gadsby, totally excluding the most frequently used letter in the English language. ... Wright, a 67 year old Californian, undertook his E-less novel to prove such a feat could be done. He wrote the book in 165 days. He employed no tricks, such as coining words or substituting apostrophes for Es. His greatest difficulty, he stated, was in avoiding the use of verbs ending with ED, being forced to use SAID for REPLIED or ASKED. and in avoiding all pronouns such as HE, SHE or THEY.

There are a lot of other examples, just google and find out.

Also, does anyone know if people in France have the same problem as us English speakers - in French, 's' at the end of words for plurals, etc are silent?

Posted by: Susan on October 18, 2004 10:37 AM

thanks for that info laura, i appreciate it. so all i do is just practice talking while trying to avoid most 's' words? thanks:)

Posted by: on October 23, 2004 07:56 AM

My name is Mark and I posted my expression about having a lisp on 10/16/04 but my answer wasn't fully answered. So there is surgery for a lisp? Does anybody know what is it called? What kind of doctor does this surgery? Is it cover by health benefits cover it? How much is it??? PLEASEEEE reply because I really need this surgery and my parents are supporting me as long as its under $20,000 or my health benefits pays for it! PLEASEEE someone reply with this info and if you know anyone with this info please ask them!!!

Posted by: Mark on October 24, 2004 01:10 PM

hi mark. um to be honest, i havent really looked up any information on that because i know its not gonna happen for me. You can probably look it up online or something. I'll look into that too. i'll help you. do you mind me asking how old you are? just out of curiosity. but i know for sure a surgery can definetly correct a lisp

Posted by: on October 26, 2004 06:48 PM

Hello my name is Mark and this is the 3rd time I posting something. Someone asked how old I am. I am 17. I want to thank you very much for trying to help me. It means a lot to me. If you have any questions feel free to ask!!!

Posted by: Mark on October 27, 2004 04:13 PM

I am sorry i made a small mistake. ***I am 18*** not 17....sorry

Posted by: Mark on October 27, 2004 04:14 PM

I just emailed a doctor/dentist. he gave me some advice. you can question him about speech therapy or anything else about your lisp or speech problems in general. his email is David Zajac@DENTISTRY.UNC.EDU. If you email him, you should get a response in 3-4 days.

Posted by: michelle on October 29, 2004 10:08 PM

Hey Michelle....thanks a lot of looking into that for me but i tried emailing him but it didnt work. first i emailed him at DavidZajac@DENTISTRY.UNC.EDU and it didnt work so i emailed him at Zajac@DENTISTRY.UNC.EDU. If you could please correct this mistake because i really NEED to talk to him.

Thank you for everything,

Posted by: Mark on November 1, 2004 12:17 PM

i am sick of my lisp. No one can understand me. Please help

Posted by: Chris on November 2, 2004 01:49 PM

hey chris, i feel ur pain, believe me. mark~ try the email David_Zajac@DENTISTRY.UNC.EDU. That lower line in between his first and last name. I forgot to put that, sorry! hope he helps!

Posted by: michelle on November 2, 2004 05:17 PM

Thanks a lot Michelle...I tried the email and hopefully it will work. Chris I just want you to know that I really cant help you much but I still want you to know that I know where you are coming from. I understand how people cant understand what we say sometimes and I donít know about you but people think I am a female when im talking to them on the phone and that is a major turn off for girlís. So if you donít sound like a female on the phone, I think you should be thankful because it could always be worse!! (use me as an example!!!!)

Posted by: Mark on November 3, 2004 04:19 PM

hey mark glad i can help. still working on my voice. if you, or anyone here has AIM, and wants to talk outside these boards, i think it would be really great

Posted by: michelle on November 3, 2004 05:28 PM

Hey Michelle, I do have AIM but I don't feel comfortable putting up my screen name on a website but if you do feel comfortable putting your screen up, then please do and i will add it to my buddy list and IM you.

Thanks for everything!

Posted by: mark on November 7, 2004 07:05 PM

Its really weird because some people say I have a lisp and some people say I dont. I think I have a really small one but Im not sure. Im 13 and I have to do a school play and I dont want to talk in front of everyone with a lisp! I love acting so much! Whats a really quick way to get rid of a small lisp? Is it my teeth because they are a little bucked but not that much where i could see if thats the problem. Im so confused so please respond quickly! I need to know by December 10th 2004!

Posted by: Sarah on November 11, 2004 01:27 PM

hey sarah! i love theater and acting to, but having a lisp has held me back. its sad. try emailing a dentist or ask ur parents what they think. you can even ask ur teacher/instructor whos in charge of ur play. theyll be honest

Posted by: on November 27, 2004 10:09 AM

only recently has my lisp become quite noticiable i worry about it when being introduced to new people before it was a personal problem i found meeting girls was no problem but i have become noticiably nervious and quite around new people. i dont really no what to do about it people think that i just cant pronounce 's' and i no it is because i have slight gap in my front teeth. i even avoid saying 's' words when meeting new people this is differcult as my name has an 's' in it what can ido?

Posted by: c on December 5, 2004 01:24 PM

Hey my name is Carl and I am 13. My only school play for the year is coming up and we are doing the Wizard of Oz. I have gotten the part of the Cowardly Lion and my lisp is effecting my singing and if this continues any longer I doubt I will have enough self-esteem to crawl up on stage and talk at all, which really sucks because I love the part and the play so if anyone has any ideas on getting rid of my lisp by doing exercises than I would really appreciate the help! Thanks!

Posted by: Lisped Lion on December 7, 2004 04:14 PM

*sigh* how many days, months, years hase it been of me attempting different approaches to rid of my lisp? i hate it. if i had any advice for you carl, believe me i would give it to you. i have a little bit though, if it'll help. contact a dentist through email or some other way and question about your lisp. see if he/she has any suggestions for you

Posted by: michelle on December 9, 2004 03:22 PM

whats up, i am a 14 year old female and i have a lisp as well, it is screwing everything up, i have tried everything and i am currently going to a private speech therapist and i cannot tell if it will ever go away. what are the chances for someone my age to get rid of my lisp?
( i two have tried avoiding the "s" sound, but i stoped cuz it is too hard)
Please help

Posted by: on December 14, 2004 05:22 PM

Hey yall, yo..I got This Stupid ol lisp..and i wana Ditch it...Please e-mail me Help, If i cant get rid of it....Im gonna Shoot myself

Posted by: My names Eric on December 30, 2004 09:33 AM

Does anybody have advice on how a lisp can be corrected while singing and recording. My lisp really is not that bad while speaking, but is noticable while i sing. Digital recording studios have picked my lisp up while recording. Is there a different therapist for people singing with a lisp? Thanks alot

Posted by: Belinda White on January 9, 2005 05:36 AM

Hello... I am almost 15 and i have a bad lisp. While others may not find it bad, I would say it was very bad according to the amount of feedback i get every time i talk. I get very embarressed and nervous every time i have to talk in front of large amounts of people. I thank God every day that i have amazing friends who don't judge me for it and understand how i feel. I really don't want to have to live with it anymore though. Its been taking control of my life for 4 years now. Someone posted a man's e-mail address a few monthes ago having to do with lisps and surgery and I may e-mail him. But if anyone heres about any more things to do for this I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you so much!

Posted by: Kristen on January 14, 2005 07:03 PM

Hey wats up? I am 14 and i have a lisp too. Why did they have to make this speech problem a word we cant even say w/o it sounding funny. I hate my lisp cuz sumtimes my friends point it out and to top it off i am built very small geneticaly by small i mean skinny and like 5'1". How are u suppose to get rid of a lisp i hate it and i cant stand it. So if u got any suggestions holla back

Posted by: tia on January 25, 2005 06:07 PM

Hey My Name Is Mike And I Am A Song Writer/ Hip-Hopper, And I Am Getting Made Fun Of Cuz Of My Lispe...Most People Dont Say Nething, But When The Few Who Do Say Stuff It Really Really Bothers Me, I Just Want Some Techniques To Fixing This.

Posted by: Mike on February 3, 2005 01:19 PM

Hey, I am 18 and have had a bad lisp all my life. I have a very small gap in my front teeth that I think may be affecting the way I talk. Also I have an overbite and when I pronounce the "s" sound I have a big under bite and my jaw sticks out. It really bothers me because the top of my right jaw hurts and also cracks (due to excess cartilage) when I try and talk any other way. I have also too been thinking about surgery but I don't think my parents would agree. When I rarely mention it to them I get embarrassed because they tell me it's cute even though I've heard how much of a turn off it is to guys behind my back. I am too very self conscious when I talk to people, and I'd like to be more sociable but it holds me back. I am going to college this year and would really like some help. Friends have tried helping me out and it doesn't work so I don't see how a speech class would, and I also feel dumb going to one now at the age of 18. What if I'm in a room with a bunch of little kids? If you have any suggestions please help me, because I think it brings my self-esteem down very low at times. I have also been thinking of becoming a translator because I like speaking different languages and my lisp also interferes with my pronunciation.

Posted by: Lynn on February 12, 2005 12:54 PM

does any 1 really no how to get rid of a lisp plz???????

Posted by: harison sepleston on February 19, 2005 10:00 AM

Ok, I understand that it is hard to be able to communicate when you talk different than the majority of people you are around. I know because i have a lisp too and im 19. My advice to all you young kids who are struggling to fit in and who hate being made fun of is to realize. These people are making fun of you because you talk different. Thats all, who are they to say that just because you dont talk like them that your goofey or wrong. They are wrong and straight up put those kids in their place when they try to make fun of you as you get older people mature and stop caring how you talk. They care more about who you are.

Posted by: John Doe on February 21, 2005 09:43 PM

i am 14 years old and i have this lisp.i hate it because my fucking step father makes fun of my lisp in front of my whole family.i hate it when he does that.i just want to beat the shit out of him but i cant because my mom told me not to cause i'll hurt him.and at school i dont talk that much with anybody cause im afraid they might make fun of me.my old friends know i have this lisp but they really dont mind.they are good friends but i still want to get rid of this stupid lisp.im afraid of talking to anybody even my family.i kind of feel better knowing that im not the only one who has this problem.if anybody wants to talk to me here is my addy-gothic1365@yahoo.com or @hotmail.com.please email me something that might help me with this lisp.

Posted by: jeffrey on February 25, 2005 01:12 PM

how do i get rid of my lisp!? i hate being made fun of for it and people sey that u can get rid of it but i have tryed and tryed and it still hasnt worked...please tell me how to get rid of it!!! thank you

Posted by: Tara on March 2, 2005 02:01 PM

as i read this im starting to lose all hope in losing my lisp, i have a girlfriend and she hasnt said anything about it, but i do know that i have one beuz other ppl say i do and tease me about it, its hard to talk becuz anytime i start a conversation people say "what" and things like that. in the middle of this page i saw a post saying smiling helps when u talk, and i just pracitced and it does help. if u have any tips post them plz.

Posted by: me.... on March 15, 2005 06:10 PM

Hey!!! I'm 16..and I'd really like your help. How do I get rid of my lisp. I remember back in second grade i took some speech classes in school, but I still have my lisp. I don't guess the sessions really sank in. It's hard b/c sometimes my friends make fun of me, but i don't think they know they are making fun of me. I just want to lose my lisp. If you think you can help me e-mail me back. Thanx

Posted by: Kaitlyn on March 24, 2005 11:36 AM

Hi I am 13 years old and I found out I have a lisp! I recorded myself on the microphone and I sound awful. I cannot say any 's' words. PLEASE HELP ME GET RID OF MY LISP!

Posted by: Shelia on April 3, 2005 07:58 PM

Speech impediments are horrible, embarrasing, evil tools of humiliation to those who see it as a weakness that you have. This website doesn't actually concern lisps as speech impediments. LISP is a computer programming language that is actually responsible for the spawning of many other computer programming languages. To quote another website concerning the topic of LISP as a computer language, "In 1960, John McCarthy published a remarkable paper in which he did for programming something like what Euclid did for geometry. He showed how, given a handful of simple operators and a notation for functions, you can build a whole programming language. He called this language Lisp, for "List Processing," because one of his key ideas was to use a simple data structure called a list for both code and data."

If you are interested in LISP the computer programming language you may finish reading the page from which I just quoted.

If you are not interested in LISP and are actually interested in lisps (the speech impediment) please use a popular search engine to find a different website with speech impediments as a topic.

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By the way, if someone makes it a point to embarrass you because of a speech impediment, consider learning the computer programming language we call LISP to eventually attain so much skill and ability that you are worth a great deal of money, then leverage your value to start your own business and become so successful that you have amassed an even greater and unspeakable amount of money so that you might lobby your respective country's politicians to create and pass obscure legislation that practically gurantees the doom and misfortune of the specific people who taunted you all along. An alternative means to this end may include any combination of a woodchipper, a chainsaw, 10,000lbs(pound) anvil(Acme brand), dangerous out-of-state illegal fireworks and pyrotechnics, or trained seahorse assasins. I am not responsible for anything I said nor anything you thought or did as a result of what I said or thought or didn't say or didn't think. I am in no way responsible for anything anywhere and this sentence is not to be construed as a disclaimer if infact it is not. May contain MSG.

Posted by: Stop abusing this site. on April 8, 2005 12:29 AM

hey i have a lisp i never really cared what people use to say but now its gottn 2 the point i dom't like to talk at skewl because loits of people make fun of me i really need to get rid of it my teachers complain that i don't raise mi hand and cause of that mi grades go down. i barely date! i meet alot of guys when ever i go out there like your hot but after we talk on the fone they don't want to talk to me anymore plz help me! if you can email me at sexyblonde3813@yahoo.com

Posted by: kendra on April 9, 2005 05:03 PM

I'm 13 years old and I first started to lisp when my adult teeth started to grow through.

I've tried everything to get rid of my lisp. I've been to countless speech therapists. I'm so happy I found this website, because before it felt like I was the only one.

People tease me about my lisp, so much that I've cut myself countless times over it (once so bad that I was taken to hospital). My friends aren't bothered, and try to stick up for me and tell me it isn't noticable. It may not be to them, but it is to me.
I hate it. I mumble over 's' words, and people keep asking me to repeat myself. I don't answer questions in class or like to read aloud because I'm so embarrassed.
I didn't notice it till people started picking on me. I'm fed up with it.

Posted by: Hollie on May 11, 2005 12:02 PM

i have this annoying lisp and everyone takes the mick out of it, it really upsets me because i can't help it! what should i do to get rid fo it?

please help
thank you

Posted by: ellie on May 15, 2005 02:15 AM

HELP ME!!!!!!!!! i have a lisp and i can;t get rid of it my mom is a speachpatholgist and even she can't get rid of it i have been trying for years and know im 14 am everyone makes fun of me i can get rid of it some times i wish i coulden't talk. please HELP ME

Posted by: chris on May 17, 2005 08:09 PM

hey sup yall i have a fuckin lisp and i cant get rid of it i hate it. it messes with my life i get made fun of then i get in fights and i am deprit. help me if u can. i am tryin everythin. help if u can. i don't want to fuckin sound like this all my life i hate it. email me if u got sugestions.

latter ya'll

Posted by: chris on May 17, 2005 08:25 PM

i realy need help i think i might have a lisp and some people have said things about me lately so please can yoy help me i realy need it

Posted by: dion on May 22, 2005 01:32 AM

I have a bloody lisp as well. If I try to pronounce "S", i get a bloody "F" sound, and vice versa. It's so god damn annoying, but my mates dont really care, but still, it gets to get on ur mind after a while.

Posted by: on May 24, 2005 06:26 PM

Ok heres some ways to get rid of it. U kinda smile and put ur tounge up a lttle above ur teeth. Or u can have a messed uo tooth, or chiped which made mine worse. Braces give u lisps to. And i have a lisp i practice. Im cool at my shool and when people make fun my lisp i just act gay and make them laugh as a joke, or say i dont care. Or just talk to ur docter to see wuts wrong with ur teeth.

Posted by: Nick on May 26, 2005 09:48 PM

hi im dion and i think i have but i do have some thing that is better then hving a lisp it is called a lipogram which means you miss out the s in a world which means you souond better than having a lisp so i would go by my advice and go for it all you have to do is practise missin out a s in every word .......good luck and i hope u all get on well becuase you need to consider yor self lucky your not cursed like me

Posted by: dion on May 28, 2005 03:23 AM

use a lipogram it should help u

Posted by: on May 28, 2005 03:39 AM

i'm14 and have a lisp, i didnt notice it until i go 2 high school where the people in my class pointed it out. i didnt really care until one of my best friends made fun of me behind my back and that hurt. i have tried not saying 's' but it hasnt worked please help. i dont want 2 go anywhere to get it soted. is there things i can say which can help?

Posted by: needing help on May 29, 2005 06:22 AM

Fisrty, I am Appaled at the lack of Information on the internet about 'Lisps' I have one and Today is the first time I have searched the internet about it. This is the only site I could find.
People, Lisp's don't make you any less of a person. Its part of who you are, and personally I wouldn't change it for the world.
Stop stressing about it. Get used to it.

Posted by: Jessica Shelton on June 4, 2005 01:17 PM

Hey. im 12 yars old and have a lisp. THis kid keeps making fun of me and i can't say anything back to him because he'll mimick what i say and stress out the s's.He's making fun of me. PLEASE HELP!!! THANKS A BUNCH!

Posted by: Aron on June 6, 2005 03:58 PM

hi I have problems with a lisp, but only a little one... it annoys me a lot though, is there anything i can do? i kind of make a shh sound like a snake when i say it


Posted by: Gary on June 10, 2005 05:01 AM

hey guys! I'm 13 and I never knew I had a lisp or anyone else i KNEW. it happened on the day of the superbowl..a kid said say sara and I said it and he said u have a lisp. I confronted my friends and they said no you don't. Then I met another kid and he kept saying thara (thara-sara) and soon got a bunch of these guys saying it! Its horriable and my friends keep saying its not big and they can't hear it! I don't know what to do.. I mean i went to a carnival last night and all the boys who make fun of me were there and they kept saying thara brown and one of them was being really annoying! It didn't really bother me though, but it was annoying so I took my water and poured it down the kids back. They were all surprised I did it. It made me feel better cause i stood up for myself. They stoped annoying me ..well a little, but whenever they did I'd have something better to shoot back at them. But it doesn't mean I dont want to get rid of it.. and i don't want to pay for someone to help me cuz its not that bad..so i just want to proove all those people wrong! any suggestions!?

Posted by: Sara on June 10, 2005 08:48 AM

i never had speech promblem til i got put on anti depressents and other medication , but when i got off i had a speech promblem and i get made fun of because of it please help!!!

Posted by: isaiah on July 7, 2005 03:10 AM

I'm 16 years old and never had a problem with a lisps until about 7 months ago. It gets worse and deeper everyday and I don't know why it just started or how to stop it.

Posted by: Candace on July 7, 2005 10:42 AM

pleeeeeeeeeeeeease freaking help me learn how to get rid of my lisp. i know no one thinks i'm normal, i'm never gonna have a friggin normal life because of this. it's ruining everything and i can't take it anymore.....

Posted by: Carrie on July 10, 2005 06:43 AM

hey sarah the girl thats 13 im 13 aswell and im sick to death of all the comments it IS sooo hard being a teenager anyway sooooo please help

Posted by: alana on July 16, 2005 11:31 PM

My names matt and i have a huge problem with my lisp. I cant say the s words, i know why but i cant stop because of my tounge. For example "Today i went to the store." i have the problem with store, and also with my sisters name Jessica. Anyways it really bothers me when i talk to my mom and she says "I speak gay."
So can u please help me!!!!!!

If u can help email me at RRMTV4@hotmail.com

Posted by: Matt on July 26, 2005 11:46 AM

i am almost 13 and i have a lisp(sort of). it really isn't a lisp, but i make a whistling sound when i say my S's(and everybody who's heard me says it can get VERY annoying) is there a name for this? i really want to find out if i can correct it. i have even tried changing my name, from Solin to Lin, but everybody says it looks japanese. i guess now i'll try changing it to Petra(my middle name) *sigh*

Posted by: Lin on August 4, 2005 11:46 PM

does anyone know if haveing a big tongue makes a lisp? i have a HUGE tongue(and people have pointed it out to me) and i stick my tongue out whenever i say my S's. i have tried keeping it in, but it makes a KKKssss sound when i try.

Posted by: Lin on August 4, 2005 11:58 PM

Hey everybody. I'm 17 and like most of you I have a lisp, though it is mostly on just my /z/s rather than on both my /s/s and /z/s. my /s/s only sound like /th/ from time to time or in certain words but my /z/s always sound like a cross between /s/ and /th/. but for the most part, people don't really notice my lisp and if they do, they don't mention it. My lisp used to be much worse though. I've had one as long as I can remember. When I was really young (like 7 or 8) I started to notice it and I didn't mind it. I actually kind of thought that it was cool because nobody else sounded like me. But then, in middle school, i had to start going to speech tharepy to correct my speech and it kind of brought my self-asteem down. then I started getting made fun of and laughed at. that really made me feel bad. in the summer between my 8th and 9th grade year (when i was 14), i started to get my /s/s right. what I had been doing wrong was that I was placing my tounge against my top front teeth. I started placing it by my bottom teeth and I started sounding much better. i'm still not perfect but people always understand me and i don't get made fun of, so I would say that i'm living a much better life. hope this helps someone.

Posted by: Jenna on August 11, 2005 03:08 PM

OK so im 12,
and only noticed my lisp 2 years ago. People always ask me if i have one and im always having to repeat my self when speaking. I have no idea in how to get rid of it, and my parents dont either. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!


Posted by: emily on August 27, 2005 02:30 PM

well hi guys i go thte same problem mine isnt too bad if i dont talk to fast.. people always ask what i said but people just think i hgave an accent.. or something it kinda suxs but what i do is try not to talk 2 fast slow down and enuciate and usually people will understand u
i went to speeech for like 6yrs because ihad horrible speech now i am up 2 where people can understand me but its hard 4 them

Posted by: samm on September 7, 2005 04:46 PM

Hi my name is Qiana Baxter and I'm 10 years old and i just haved written a song but i don't know who to contact so they can put me on the radio and I gots to help my family. I'm trying to become a singer and trust me i can make the crowd go crazy. All I need is a little help please contact me at my email adress:qianabaxter@sbcglobal.net and I also can dance and juke I have my cousin to be the dancing teacher she's grown. Please Help Me

Posted by: on September 9, 2005 06:19 PM

please record me i hadwritten a song a couple of days ago and i need someone to contact at my email adress:qianabaxter@sbcglobal.net. im 10 im young and i can also dance please contact me.

Posted by: Qiana Baxter on September 9, 2005 06:25 PM

Hey I would like to comment about that last one Marcus. I am having the same problem. I have a little gap in my 2 front teeth and when i try and say the "s" sound it really comes out slurred. When I block it with my fingers the one inbetween my two front teeth and the sides of the two front teeth. When I do it, the "s" sound comes out really clear and normal. I've never had this problem until recently. I am 22 and I had braces when I was younger but I had my wisdom teeth come in about 3 years ago and they came in pointing toward the other teeth so it kind of buckled them again. I seriously think some of these lisps or speech impediments can be cured if someone gets the right dentistry work done to their teeth. I know if I had my gap filled I would talk normal again. I rarely ever say anything that has an "s" in it anymore because I am very conscious about it now. Just to encourage you guys get to your dentist while you're young and get your teeth fixed. It will save you a lot of problems in the future. God bless

Posted by: Mark on September 11, 2005 05:24 PM

Hi im 15 and also have a lisp despretley want to get rid of it please help have to keep saying words without S in ,thanks

Posted by: Yanny on September 13, 2005 02:32 AM

i also have one and am 16, i have figured out its my teeth, i have never had problems or have worn a brace but i feel that when i use my finger to block a gap i loose the lisp, i need to create something to stay in my mouth blocking the gap :(

Posted by: marcus on September 14, 2005 01:52 PM

I'm 15 and my voice is hella deep, but i just recently developed my lisp. Took 14 years from the day i was born. I dont kno wut 2 do but i can deal wit it

Posted by: chris on September 20, 2005 07:33 PM

Most people's lisp can be FIXED. Though they can be fixed in different ways depending on what type of lisp you have. For all you people who know you have a lisp because of dental problems, all you have to do is get your dentist to use a filling (sorta like artificial teeth), to cover gaps or whateva between ur teeth. You can get this done at any age.

For everyone else who lisp because they are used to it, all you have to do is go to a speech pathologist, and eventually your lisp will be reduced and probably disappear as you get used to talking the new way.

Go to this site for info about lisping and how to treat it:


Good luck ppl.

Posted by: anonymous on September 21, 2005 11:07 PM

Hi, I have a lisp to, and i am always gettin picked on about mi lisp. I wish people would just leave me alone, and i'm at that age where i want 2 talk for hours, and speak up in class. But because of it i fill REALLY embarresed

Posted by: jaye mp on September 25, 2005 11:44 AM

hey ,this kinda sounds like lisp anaonymous or somthing. but i totally feel your pain. iv had a lisp for a s long as i can remember. but really...not to be mean..... you guys are all complaining, but there are easy ways to get rid of them. im 14 now and have been in speech therapy at my school for a little over a month. i thought that id be imbarressed about it but no one knows. sure you see different people in there, but you dont tell anyone to respect their privacy, so they dont either. so i encourage all of you to join. and STOP COMLAINING snd do somthing about it.

Posted by: Anon on September 27, 2005 08:13 PM

my names marie, and i'm 13. i've had a lisp since i was about 5-years old, and people have a hard time understanding me, and when people ask me a question or talk to me, i try to control my lisp by not saying any words that that have a S,g,c,h,j,x, or z in it, which is REALLY hard. i'm now at the point where i dont really talk that much at all..PLEASE help me!!

Posted by: marie on September 28, 2005 02:00 PM

hey allie here, i used tohave a lisp like when i was 9 or so, i got braces wen i was like 11, and b4 i got them, i had sightly bucked out teeth, and a small gap, i get them off in8 days, and now my list has gone away, says every1, sumtimes wen i get lazy, it comes back, but i went to a speech pathologist also, if tht help, but i learned 1 lesson: wen u say wrds with /s/'s in them, try to smile and put your teeth together, and at 1st braces are ugly a horrible, but wen u get them off, ur lisp will hopfully be gone, and u have a perfect simle=)))

good luck
<3 allie<3

Posted by: allie on October 23, 2005 03:45 PM

i noticed my lisp only last year when i was 14, and ever since then i've been trying to find ways to correct it. ive been too embarassed to ask anyone for help, so my main source is the internet. i really haven't been able to find the perfect solution, but i think practice is the key. keep that tongue back, and by looking in the mirror helps too. i used to feel so bad at times when i would talk, and even avoid talking. but i think you must practice everyday.. good luck to everyone

Posted by: alvin on November 10, 2005 07:15 PM

Hello. I have had a lisp for a long long time and i want it to go away!!!!!!!!!!!! i get made fun of every day at school because of it. can you or someone tell me how to get rid of it!?!?

Posted by: someone on November 19, 2005 12:30 AM

I might have already left one... but anyways... I have a lisp that i cant stand. i get made fun of every day because of it. if anyone can help plz email me suggestions.

Posted by: someone on November 19, 2005 12:37 AM

hi. i am 14 and i cant take my lisp anymore. people make fun of me because i have a lisp. can you help me????

Posted by: unknown on November 19, 2005 09:36 AM

hi, im an 18yr old girl, and i have a bad lisp. according to my parents i was born practically deaf, or at least not responding to noise, and although now i can hear ok, im only slightly deaf in one ear, i have a lisp and i think it is probably down to this. i really have had enough of having one, and it governs everything i do in life, like what college i go to (picking one without any s/s etc in), what jobs i might do, the courses i pick at college, because i dont want people who ask me about these things to know i have one.
i, too, like susan/laura have avoided saying any words with the letters s and z etc in for years, but every day i go through the same trauma of fretting that someone will ask me something or i will need something that requires me say a word that i lisp in. i just want to be free, i feel so trapped! i work as a waitress, and this is so difficult, because i've worked there for over 2 years and no-one i work with knows i have a lisp because i avoid the words, play dumb or just kinda hide from customers. to susan/laura - what job do you have? coz i really need a job which means i dont have to talk to people.
i just hate the fact that when im not speaking lisping words i know that people like me, but i know that if i do, such as by accident, they wont. it really hurts because i hear them take the piss out of people with lisps, and they involve me because i "dont" have one... that they know of anyway. i know these people arent real friends if they wont like me for this, but i dont want to risk it... it hurts so much to know that if i didnt have a lisp there wouldnt be a problem, and i know theyd definately like me, and that i could have any job i wanted, or go to any college or place that i wanted.
but i cant
ARGH!!!!!!! its so frustrating!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Joanna on November 22, 2005 04:03 PM

To resolve a lisping (speech) problem you need an assessment and appropriate treatment by a speech-language pathologist (speech-language therapist). The first step is an assessment. At the assessment the SLP tells you if your lisp can be treated, how, and how long it will take. Successful treatment is usual. You just have to take the plunge! Don't get bogged down on causes and theories - GET IT FIXED! Life's too short to put up with a sad sounding sssss :(

Posted by: on November 27, 2005 10:57 PM

Sorry, the URL did not go in the first time. It is

To resolve a lisping (speech) problem you need an assessment and appropriate treatment by a speech-language pathologist (speech-language therapist).

The first step is an assessment. At the assessment the SLP tells you if your lisp can be treated, how, and how long it will take.

Successful treatment is usual.

You just have to take the plunge! Don't get bogged down on causes and theories - GET IT FIXED! Life's too short to put up with a sad sounding sssss :(

Posted by: consonantharmony on November 27, 2005 10:59 PM

i have a lisp also is there any self- treatment that can get rid of it?

Posted by: earl on November 29, 2005 07:24 PM

Sigh... my teacher said i had an thick accent... but i think it was my lisp or cuss im asian or something. i took speech class but it never really did help. My mom has problems saying TH. I hvae a lisp with S's does this connect in anyways?

i no this has been repeating many times but it gets embarssing at times espeicaly when someone points it out and u already know but people dont really care well my friends do. Is it possible i have a S lisp because of my mom's TH lisp?

Posted by: Mike on January 4, 2006 08:47 PM

wow. i didnt think lisps were this major of a problem. im asian too. i never really noticed my lisp until i hear myself when i was recorded. like on video, or through a mic. i would hear it, and ask myself,"who is that?" it sounds muffled. when i talk i dont really notice it, except when i sing a //s// word. well the thing is, im starting to rap and make music, but i have a lisp and people won't like the way i sound. today, my friend was makin fun of me and sayin one of my lines with a lisp.i didnt care at first, but when he kept goin on and on..i couldnt take it anymore. i had to look up lisps!! i think i have a lisp sound cuz of the way my jaw is. my bottom row of teeth over lap my fronttop. it was cuz of an accident. but im not sure. it could be the way my teeth grew. when i make a //s// sound, i feel wind come out the top like a whistle.i can hear it too. it kinda whistles. so please help!! if i am too persue my singing, then i NEED to get rid of this LISP!!

Posted by: Rizer on January 6, 2006 02:07 PM

wow. i didnt think lisps were this major of a problem. im asian too. i never really noticed my lisp until i hear myself when i was recorded. like on video, or through a mic. i would hear it, and ask myself,"who is that?" it sounds muffled. when i talk i dont really notice it, except when i sing a //s// word. well the thing is, im starting to rap and make music, but i have a lisp and people won't like the way i sound. today, my friend was makin fun of me and sayin one of my lines with a lisp.i didnt care at first, but when he kept goin on and on..i couldnt take it anymore. i had to look up lisps!! i think i have a lisp sound cuz of the way my jaw is. my bottom row of teeth over lap my fronttop. it was cuz of an accident. but im not sure. it could be the way my teeth grew. when i make a //s// sound, i feel wind come out the top like a whistle.i can hear it too. it kinda whistles. so please help!! if i am too persue my singing, then i NEED to get rid of this LISP!!

Posted by: Rizer on January 6, 2006 02:10 PM

I'm 13 and I have this teeny lisp that only some people notice. It's really annoying cause some kids make fun of me!! I never noticed I had one until this kid said I did. It'S HORRIBLE!!!! and I don't know how to get rid of it! I'm happy I found this website, because I thought I was the only one :/

Posted by: brooke on January 11, 2006 04:04 PM

i would greatly appreciate some help
i recently figured out that i have a problem pronouncing words that start end, or have an "S" in between, i try different ways of prounoucning them but the problem is idk which way is rite
, if any of u who have a solution out there, any books i can read, tapes i can watch, anything online that will help me i would largely appreciate it, i dont have a lisp, that much i kno, its just that my "S" sounds liek "shhhshshsh", so "sensitive" sounds liek "shensitive" its pretty embarassing? anyone got any advise on what i shud do?

Posted by: BK on January 12, 2006 05:39 PM

Hey guys
I'm 19, soon 20 and I've had a lisp for my entire life. I was never made fun of for it, and my friends were always standup about it, but just recently people have commented about it, 4 people to be exact. All were when I was on the phone, and well 3 of them were girls who I liked, and I was always very embarassed about it after they asked. One of them said my voice was, and I quote "kinda gay" which she said wasn't that big of a deal (though, it was kind of a turn off for ME that she thought my voice was gay) I have kind of the same problem as Rizer, I don't notice my lisp unless I hear it when recorded, honestly to me my voice sounds normal... unless it's played back to me. I really need help though, I'm wondering exactly where I'd be able to find a speech therapist? I'm not in a big town by all means, and I don't have medical insurance (+I'm going through college so moneys always tight) to pay for anything major so would it be costly? Is there no way I can solve this with, say an online course?

This is a very embarassing problem, since I don't want girls to be turned off cause of my voice or w/e. :

Posted by: jesse on January 16, 2006 01:33 AM

how do you get rid of a lisp at home on your own coz im 12 and everyone picks on me about it and i want to be different

Posted by: zoe on January 16, 2006 09:23 AM

Please HELP me im 14 and everybody at school hates me ... Help!!!! How do i get rid of it

Posted by: Alex Tietjen on January 23, 2006 03:08 PM

Please help me! I'm 12 almost 13 and people make fun of me. I hate it. Please help me get rid of it!!!

Posted by: Unknown on January 24, 2006 05:17 PM


Beyond Lisping: Gay Speech Styles:

Functional Speech Disorders:

If you are an adult with a speech impairment that has persisted from childhood, and you are keen to eliminate it (not everyone is, mind!) do yourself a favour and seek the professional assessment and expert advice of a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Posted by: on January 27, 2006 10:36 PM

Can someone please put up techniques of how to reduce lisps???



Stop talkn about how its effected ur life... i want a solution to it!!!

Posted by: entity on January 31, 2006 01:24 AM

Hi everyone, im sorry for being so angry/direct in my last response, I was just frustrated that there were so few sites that were about lisps, and how most of them were like this one and only contained experiences of people who lisp and no real solution. Anyway I apologize.

Anyway I found something from a forum that may help most us. Here are tips to produce the /s/ sound:


1) There are two possible tongue positions for good /s/ sounds. The one that works best, usually, is with the tongue tip slightly rounded (front sides up, front middle down) and the tip almost touching the space at the top of the upper front teeth. The sides of the tongue all the way back along the tongue touch the molars to seal off the air and prevent it from escaping anywhere besides between that rounded tongue tip and the upper teeth. There are some people who make good /s/ sounds with their tongue tip bunched down behind the bottom front teeth. The air then escapes between the upper front teeth and the middle of the tongue. Personally, I prefer the first tongue placement, though.

2) If a student has an interdental lisp then the tongue tip usually is not properly rounded and is not tense enough to stay in position; it slumps down so it's almost between the teeth, or sometimes even sticks out between the teeth.

3) SLPs work on a bunch of things--unique to each case--to get proper articulation going. Among them are jaw stabilization, awareness/self-monitoring of tongue position, and lots and lots of practice. You may or may not be able to do this yourself. It probably wouldn't hurt if you tried. But please recommend therapy to the student if that is at all possible.


I got this information from this forum:


I hope this helped.

Goodluck to everyone in getting rid of your lisp. Remember, you can always go to a speech pathologist to help you get rid of it.

Posted by: entity on January 31, 2006 02:03 AM

wow im 14 and i just discovered i have a lisp i dont want it any more so ya, can som1 help me lose it

Posted by: toby on January 31, 2006 10:11 PM

Hi I'm a 12 year old girl and I have a small lisp. I have went to a theripist for speech 1 time and I have been trying to get rid of my lisp by squishing marshmellows with my tongue ( theripist insists) and i don't think it's working. I do that everyday for 15 minutes and for I have been doing that for about 2 monthes. I hate my lisp and I hate the way my mom acts about it when I try to talk to her about it she starts to act like I am special needs or sometin. There is also a boy at school who has a huge problem with my lisp, but my friend has never noticed that I have a lisp. I hope to be a singer and I can sing great, but no hope of being famous with a lisp.
How can I get rid of it cause the marshmellows are really not workin?

Posted by: Cathy on February 9, 2006 04:46 PM

Hello everyone, my name is Ethan. I'm sixteen years old, and have been living with a speech impediment now for I'd say at least eleven years. I don't know what to do. I had been in speech therapy from Kindergarden through third grade. It helped a little bit but I still cant pronounce any word with a "s" sound. Including words with c in it such as mice. I'm at my wits end. Every time I make a S sound I feel air being forced up through the roof of my mouth and out my nose. Is this common in normal speech or do I need surgery to correct it? Its bad enough being a little pudgey I dont need this anymore.

Posted by: Ethan on February 14, 2006 06:37 PM

Hey hows it going everyone?I just came by this site and its nice to know im not the only one with this problem. Having a speech problem really sucks.especially when people ask you to repeat what ytou said to them over again and even then they still dont understand . i first got into speech therapy when I was five then quit taking it when i was 11 because my speech thrapist said i didnt need it any more but its obvious that i do because people comment on it every day. if any one just wants to chat heres my yahoo aim its NOFX042

Posted by: danielle on February 15, 2006 10:48 PM

Hi im 13 and I have a small lisp. How do u get rid of it. Everytime I say Chex Mix I always add a extra s. I get tired when people ask me to say words with s at the end.

Posted by: Dillion on February 17, 2006 04:40 PM

Does anyone of you people sending comments have any idea what the original post is about ?!

Posted by: D'Uh on February 25, 2006 10:10 AM

this is just fun..ny

Posted by: cpnx on February 25, 2006 10:24 AM

but i do hope all of the people seeking help here find it =) too bad i know nothing about lisps

Posted by: cpnx on February 25, 2006 10:26 AM

Sorry - here from Reddit.

http://members.tripod.com/Caroline_Bowen/lisping.htm is a great resource on lisps. Unfortunately, it's very difficult to train yourself not to lisp because there are multiple types of lisps.

For those who are younger and are hassled by your parents, tell them to take you to a speech pathologist - There are multiple possible causes. It might even be correctable by dentistry, as mentioned above.

Posted by: Eric on February 25, 2006 10:39 AM

Leave it alone. Everyone here seems to have created a cute little supportive community. It might not have been the original intent, but what resulted is cute and worthwhile...

Posted by: Bob on February 25, 2006 11:07 AM

While I feel the pain of the majority of posters, this Weblog entry is about a Programming Language called "LISP", not the speech disorder!

LISP stands for LISt Processor, a language that dates back to the 50s, and it's style of functional programming is very powerful, if not a lil esoteric at times.

I'm sure there are many forums on the web for Lisp Sufferers, so I wish you luck.

This place seems to have a forum for such issues

Posted by: on February 25, 2006 11:14 AM

If anyone knows anyway to help get rid of a lisp
HELP ME..im 13 and i hate it whne people make fun of me

Posted by: Mel on February 25, 2006 11:35 AM

Hahaha, this post rocks. Lisp the language is what the blog focusses on, which no one posting before seems to have noticed, or bothered about!

Posted by: tiskiv on February 25, 2006 11:40 AM

Oh and 1 more thing..if u have any suggestions email me at radd_m@hotmail.com :-D

Posted by: Mel on February 25, 2006 11:43 AM

lol internet

Posted by: on February 25, 2006 01:00 PM

wow.....lol.....this is sad......if only people actually clicked the links, or read CERTAIN COMMENTS before talking about their speech impediments.....

Posted by: on February 25, 2006 07:47 PM

spontaneous community formation.

Posted by: on February 25, 2006 08:45 PM

Hello, I have found many of the comments here very interesting. I can't figure out what the hell the link in the original article has to do with speach impediments though. Can anyone enlighten me?

Posted by: Andrew on February 25, 2006 11:41 PM

Indeed the comments are fascinating. It would seem like dyslexia and lisp go hand in hand... :)

Posted by: on February 26, 2006 05:56 AM

I'm curious: How many lisp programmers have trouble pronoucing 's and 'z ?

Personally, I'm still learning lisp programming, and I've never had a lisp in my speech.

Posted by: phil on February 26, 2006 11:16 AM

Dude I didnt even know i had a lisp untill people started making fun of me for it

Posted by: TV Johny on February 26, 2006 06:44 PM

I am looking for a good web deployment of lisp. What do people recommend lately?

Posted by: JIM on February 26, 2006 07:09 PM

hi i'm 14 and i have a lisp please help!!! when i try to make s-expressions they come out as f-expressions and everybody at school laughs at me :(

Posted by: natalie on February 27, 2006 10:51 AM

I also got a lisp damage, my Pascal labs came back with comments about lisp damage. Just because I like recursion.

Posted by: on February 28, 2006 11:03 AM

Oh my god i hate having a lisp i am 13 and even my teacher makes fun of me. i have to do a speech on a week and i really dont want to sound like i cant talk i wish i never had a lisp i cant even say lisp with out being made fun of. my boyfriend broke up with me because i cant say his last name correctly it sucks !!!!! PLEASE HELP ME IF YOU HAVE A CURE OR JUST WANT TO TALK

~heather S.

Posted by: Heather on February 28, 2006 03:56 PM

HELP!!! im 15 and i got like a small lisp and when i try 2 say stuff and people say like 'wot'??? HELP HEL HELP!!!

Posted by: Tom on March 15, 2006 09:22 AM

i didnt go2 skool 2day i had 2 read a prayer at the startof the day 2 my class and it has a lot of 's' in i really wanna get help

Posted by: Tom on March 15, 2006 09:29 AM

Hi, i think ive developed a slight lisp, but i didnt realize untill someone mentioned it and now when i listen to my speech sometimes i can here it. I havent had any problems and ive only started to lisp
since around semester break of this year(my sophomore year in highschool) I dont know why it seems that i have randomly aquired a lisp after 16 years of speaking completely normally. ppl can understand me luckily, but id like to know why ive aquired this and what the future might hold for my speech, thanks

Posted by: on March 28, 2006 12:21 AM

Please somebody help me. i've had a lisp for about 4-5 years now and i need help.It never used to be a problem at my old school but ever sinced i moved about a year ago people have been making fun of me. even my friends mock me while im in the room. I hate this. i wish that one day i would wake up and i wouldn't have a lisp anymore.
i'm 14 years old please somebody give me some tips.

Posted by: Armand on April 2, 2006 01:50 AM

if u have a lisp u should try practicieing 40 words a day wiht s words and say them without a lisp if u do this for 4 months straight everyday for ten mintues you should get rid of ur lisp in no time

Posted by: on April 8, 2006 11:10 AM

how do i get rid of a lisp?i have tried therapy it didnt work
isd there an operation to cure it?
if yes tell me straight away
i need to get rid of it i get really badly bullied for it.

Posted by: zoe on April 11, 2006 08:18 AM


Posted by: on April 11, 2006 02:49 PM

Hey. I dont have lisp but I feel that i need to say this. Just because u have lisp, it doesnt mean u have to be made fun of. You guyzz should listen to the person who posted a post on the 29. You guyzz have my support =D and i wish u good luck

Posted by: Farzubbab on April 13, 2006 08:19 PM

I'm fifteen and i have a lisp. I really want it gone. I avoid alot of s words but it can be pretty difficult sometimes. I remember when i was really young i used to take speech lessons but my parents stopped taking me. I'm scared to bring it up in front of my parents because i think they wwon't try to help. I would love to get surgery but i remember one time my parents knew a couple who had a kid with a lisp and they got surgery for him and my parents thought they were dumb for trying to change their own kid. It really sucks trying to read in front of the class and hearing people snicker and crap. And everytime i become friends with a girl (which isn't very often) they have to just come out and say they thought i was gay when we first met and crap like that. i think if i get some dentistry work doe it might help a bit. i think i'm going to talk to my mom about it. i'm so sick of being called a fag. this is the first time i've ever said anything ot anyone about it and thats probably not a good thing. my friends are pretty good about it and don't say anything. i've had one kid tell me i have a small lisp but i thnik he only said that cause he made fun of kid with a lisp, forgetting who he was talking to. I feel like such a fucking loser.

Posted by: on April 21, 2006 09:17 PM

I'm 13 and i have a lisp i really didn't care to much that i had one cuz all my friends were cool about it. till today i was reading my report to the class and this kid screamed shut up ur lisp is soo annoying i was shocked and so embarasses i didn't know what to do i just stood up there i felt so numb with embarassment i ran home crying
i kept on saying to every one i hate myself i hate myself cuz i did i didn't know what to do i still don't i really don't want to go to school tomorrow but i have to i feel like such an idiot i wish i wasn't born with a lisp it's not like it was my fault i didn't chose to have a lisp i hear alot of people make fun of me for it not in front of me face but behind me back it bugs me alot but i ussually get over it i don't think i can get over what happened today though i don'y know how i should act tomorrow i really love to talk though. i really wish there was something to fix it i tried speech therapy and it didn't work that much i hate being made fun of something i can't fix! but oh well i guess i'm gonna have to live with it .... but does any one know anything that would help me? my "s" should like "th" and kinda "sh" sometimes i also can't say "Z" that well either but my therapist almost got that all fixed up i still need help !!!!!!!! plz any advice plz

Posted by: ninja on April 27, 2006 06:46 PM

I'm using two lisps: CMUCL (at home) and GNU/CLISP (at work). And I feel fine with it.

You shouldn't feel bad just for using a Lisp. Other people have it worse. Think of all the Java programmers and PHP users.

Posted by: Stefan Scholl on April 29, 2006 02:40 AM

I have a lisp, and I always get made fun of for it, and I'm only thirteen.I can't say my name, because people can't understand me.I mumble, because it is so bad. It's so humiliating. My parents are used to it.So if I ask them to do something about it, they will say "Why? Nothing is wrong with you." I really want to atleast lessen it. But I don't know how. Can someone help me please???

Posted by: Sara on April 29, 2006 07:43 PM

Someone said above something like : hey people just get used to it. I have to disagree with this view because first of all not all lisps are the same. I am over 30 and have a lisp. it's extremely frustrating because all my life i've chosen the right words in order to cover up this embarassing thing. But i can't say my family name for example. I chose to do work where i do not have to speak. So i'm into computer graphics.
The reality is that i'd love to be a doctor and the only reason i didn't study medicine is because of my lisp. this changed my entire life.
I couldn'r bear the thought of people laughing at me, like they did all my life. So i buried myself and cut all my social activities.
I considered suicide many times and i don't think anyone should have to get used to something like this.

I see many people here with the same problem.
People asking for help.
is there really anyone who can help?

If so, please do. PLEASE help us!!

Posted by: morgan on May 3, 2006 10:04 AM

yep well i just learned to adjust it's hard but i figured if they don't like it they can get over it it's way embarassing i know but i hope no one let's it effect their life so badly there's almost nothingwe can do about we might as well live with it

Posted by: ninja on May 3, 2006 04:09 PM

please help me. I've had a lisp all my life and i'm starting to feel stupid. I've not had therapy because I can't find any, I've tried tips on the internet, but nothing has happened. I'm at the end of my tether. Please help me

Posted by: on May 6, 2006 07:42 AM

im 13 n of course i hav a lisp my mates hav got used to it but i'm still very selfconshus and dusnt help tht im a bigger person thn thm. all i hav to say is ttht if u hav a lisp talk to ur parents and tell thm ur upset becoz of it thn thy myt help u or take u sumwhere that myt. i really hate my lisp but i dont let it stop me and practice sayin words in the mirror. if u can invite ur mate round tell thm so the can say the word and u try and copy basically all im sayin is lisps r a problem but there just goin to get worst if u dont du ote about it xxx

Posted by: anon on May 6, 2006 11:10 PM

I am a 32 year old female and I have had a lisp all my life. It has held me back in every sitiuation in life. My lisp is very noticeable and I still get teased when I talk. My 12 year old is starting to notice it also but he doesn't say too much about it. My huband seems like he never had a problem with it but now God has been dealing with me about speaking in front of people and being bold. He has given me many dreams of me preaching the gospel but many people do not see that happening because of my speech. Some people say that the annointing makes the difference. I do agree with that because I have stood before the congregation and read my poetry and have gotten great feed back and was told that the annointing was so great! It has help boost my self esteem. I went from being the shy tongue-tied little girl from the age of 5 years old, to a beautiful woman of god. They said I would't amount to anything but I made it this for by grace. Almost ended my life when I was 20 years old because of this abnormalty that really feels like my life was meaningless. I know now that I am somebody and I have a testimony. The dreams are from Christ my lord and savior and I even have doubts about preaching because how can they understand me? He has given me revelations after another and powerful messages but I have to wonder why would this be my calling if I can't speak well. Our thoughts are not like his thoughts, so all things are possible with god. I am looking to find a solution to my problem so that I can minister the word and stand up and be notice. I just want to tell everyone to be incourage because Jesus~He Will Fix It!

Posted by: on May 11, 2006 09:46 AM

i wana be an actress but i hav a lips i recently did a play and my mum recorded me i played it bak n all u cud her was my ugly lissp plz plz help i dont wanna act if i i hav a lips :( xx

Posted by: ~~~~~ on May 16, 2006 09:46 PM

I have a lisp and i hate double hate it.my friends sometimes make fun of me and this girl makes fun of me the most.whenever i say something she loves to repeat.sometimes i don,t even know i have it till someone makes a comment.it's getting worst every day.HOW DO U GET RID OF IT!

Posted by: Hope on May 18, 2006 10:45 AM

i really really really hate my lisp! i've had to live with it for all 15 years of my life now and i really really cant stand it any longer. i'm made fun of and i cant talk too anybody with my lisp being as clear as day! i realy need help as it is driving me crazy!!

Posted by: james :( on May 19, 2006 10:48 AM


Posted by: on May 19, 2006 01:17 PM

I hate my lisp. It kills me everyday to have it. Most people don't understand what it is like to be a 15 year-old guy with a lisp. People make fun of me all the time for it. I wish it would stop altogether. It is ruining my life. I wish someone would help me, but this world is so uncompassionate. It totally sucks.

Posted by: Niick on May 22, 2006 03:01 PM

help i have a lisp, i cant stop it i am 13. please help. email back

Posted by: jack on May 24, 2006 12:00 PM

I just turned 13 and as I get older my lisp is getting worse. How do I make it go away? I really need help. People still make fun of me or dont even talk to me cuz of it. I hate it! I'm just like any other kid and everyone treats me so bad! I like this guy too so i don't like talking in front of him....yeah....so if you know something i can do please tell me!!!!1

Posted by: Unknown on May 26, 2006 09:08 PM

im 13 and my lisp is so annoying i hate it! it totally puts me down... and i have no confidence in myself as i feel so babyish!! plz tell me if u feel the same way!? i feel so freakish and i hate it... i cant flirt with guys like i want to... and i envy all my friends with perfect teeth and speech. how can i get rid of it!? plz help me i hate it so much! i just want 2 be able 2 talk normal!! :( plz help i want 2 get rid of it!

Posted by: grace on May 28, 2006 12:29 PM

hey its me agen... id just like 2 say i agree with zoe... is there anyway i can get rid of my lisp at home bt reading from books or listening 2 tapes? sumthing wich would help me 2 practise talking alone? i mean, i guess i would have speech therapy if i realy needed 2 bt i dnt wana realy coz i would be so embarrassed!! plz help!! can i just ask, has anyone tried practising at home getting rid of a lisp and has it worked?? i need 2 no!!! plz help me!! i feel so depresed and babyish!! i just wana talk normaly! :(:(

Posted by: grace on May 28, 2006 12:44 PM

im so conscious about my lisp and i hate it so bad!! iz there any tips on the internet i could use?? plz help!!! il do anything!

Posted by: grace on May 29, 2006 11:22 AM

i woz just readin the posts above.. and some1 has asked if the size of ur tongue affects ur lisp? coz i have quite a big tongue.. so iz tht the reason? coz my tongue comes out under my front teeth wen i talk.. is this makin my lisp? plz help

Posted by: anon on May 29, 2006 11:36 AM

please help me i have a really bad lisp i am fed up of people teasing me i am 13 and i never get a boyfriend because of my lisp help is there a cure???? chloe : (

Posted by: chloe on June 3, 2006 08:37 AM

hi it is me again seriously it is horrible having a lisp i get teased and bullied sumtimes i am really sad i hate this so much i cry nearly every day because i am depressed plz help me i need a cure

Posted by: chloe on June 3, 2006 08:41 AM

I am a college grad, and I am sick of dealing with a lisp because it effects my ability to communicate in a proffessional setting. I have learned to deal with it inorder to keep up my self-worth. I have a slight under-bite and that is the main cause of my lisp. Is there any treatment at home or any self-prescribed therapy that I can impliment on myself?

Posted by: Tim Bullock on June 6, 2006 12:48 PM

I can't stand hearing people with a lisp. I simply can't take them seriously. It amazes me how people can't learn how to properly make the "s" sound. I mean, I can get myself to speak as if I have a lisp; why can't people with a lisp speak as if they don't?

Posted by: on June 8, 2006 12:50 PM

Okay...I was just reading some of these comments and I came upon this one (the last one): "I can't stand hearing people with a lisp. I simply can't take them seriously. It amazes me how people can't learn how to properly make the "s" sound. I mean, I can get myself to speak as if I have a lisp; why can't people with a lisp speak as if they don't?" PEOPLE THAT HAVE A LISP WOULD CONTROL IT IF THEY COULD! I'm 16 and I have a slight lisp...basically it has to do with upper teeth not being fully aligned with the lower teeth...and when you say words containing "s" your tongue slips between the gap and you get the lisp effect...it's so annoying. It can be corrected by invisalign or braces...I wouldn't spend all that money to fix it though. People that really care about you and are your true friends shouldn't care if you have a lisp. (Besides, I'm sure if they make fun of you for it, there's something ten times worse with them that you can blackmail them with...) Haha...kidding. (Maybe!) I bet this has been oh so interesting...


Posted by: Sarah on June 8, 2006 03:05 PM

im 16, and ive had a lisp for as long as i can remember
my parents never told me, and i didnt really notice it til people at school pointed it out, because i always thought it was normal.
it wasnt really noticed til (british) highschool, because children in primary school sometimes lisp and its not noticed.

but recently its started getting me down.
im about to go to collage, and it adds to my paranoia of my slight dyslexia and ADD. my friends dont really notice it, but occaisionally tease me about it.

today though, a teacher seriously went too far and it hurt my feelings:
he was asking what form i was in
him: "11...?" (as in im in year 11)
me: "s"
him: "L?"
me: "no S"
him: "eth? sorry, we dont have a form eth in this school. or did you mean F? we dont have a form F either. or did you mean "eth" as in "thugar" ? hmmm?" -laugh-
me: -open mouthed shock-

i nearly felt like crying, or laughing in amazement, because youre not supposed to draw attention to things like that. you can think in your head, oh that person has a lisp, but you dont SAY haha you have a lisp.

it never really bothered me before.
but it made me think, "oh god people really do notice"
is it too layt to change it? ive tried practicing "saying" s. like keeping my tounge behind my teeth, but when i say "s" in a sentance, it takes about 3 seconds to get the sound right, waaay too much time.

sometimes its cute for girsl to lisp, but i dont like it. im 16, and i think i should have "grown out of it" by now, or at least managed it so its not very noticable.

Posted by: laura on June 12, 2006 02:41 PM

ok. i am 14 and i hate reading in class becasue no one can understand me. My mom always ask me to repeat myself because she cant understand what i am saying. i cant say my "s" and my name starts with a "s" and everytime someone ask me my name, i tell them Sasha and they are always like, nice to meet you Tasha. So i need help. I dont want my lisp anymore. Is there anyway that i can pratice to get rid of it without going to a doctor? please help!

Posted by: Sasha on June 16, 2006 02:05 AM

Hi im 20, I had a lisp since i was a kid. Some people make fun of me but I just dont care what they think my friends dont care about my lisp I just try to accept the way I sound I really dont even let it get to me when people make fun of me. But if theres a fix to this I would like to know about it. Im just glad there are other people who know what im going through..Thanks michael

Posted by: michael on July 3, 2006 02:19 AM

I was wondering if i get my tongue clipped will my lisps go away.

Posted by: Terrance on July 4, 2006 05:39 PM

haha the acual forum thing is for a computer program. terrance, getting yoru tounge cut is a solution. my cousin coulnt say his r's so he got his tounge cut. now he can.

most people have a lisp because their tounge is too big for their mouth.

Posted by: on July 5, 2006 05:32 PM

r u sure thts th reason tht ppl have lisps? bcoz they're tongues r 2 big 4 their mouth? i thort it woz 2 do with the alignment of ur upper n lower teeth...? im 14 n i have a lisp... im so consicious about it all the tym n i can nevr talk 2 boys well bcoz im so afraid of how ill sound. ppl say tht dont notice it n tht its only slight bt i no they r only sayin tht 2 make me feel better. i wish wish wish wish tht ther woz a way tht would definitely make my lisp go away... any suggestions plz???!!!! i feel so down n depresed about it... i just wanna talk normaly plz help me!!!!!!!

Posted by: on July 13, 2006 11:28 AM

sup everyone... i have a lisp but i dont get how its ruining all ur lives... i aint a loser at all in my school... i can talk and flirt w/ girls fine, my girlfriend who doesnt care about it... and i can speak fine and people dont always notice it.. i mean sometimes some1 will make a joke but i can laugh at it and i think you all r bein WAAAY too sensitive about this. My problem is that I rap, but it aint even that bad when i record it BUT when i do a screwed n' chopped remix you can kinda hear it. Btw, 4 all u who dont kno wut screwd n choppd is, its when u slow down n rewind differnt parts of the tracks to make shit slower and deeper and to keep the good parts keep comin more then once.

any1 got some help?

o and if any1 wants to chat, u can hit me on AIM... my sn is cypressBTNH92

Posted by: c-money on July 18, 2006 04:31 PM

hey i want to get rid ov my lisps im sick ov being teased... i cant do an oral report cos im to scared to stand up there and talk in front ov ppl. please help mi

Posted by: sara on July 19, 2006 06:44 PM

i know this is about the lisp computer programming thingy, but the lisps have taken over so im commenting anyway.

Im 13..i never knew i had a lisp until the end of my 8th grade year..people would ask me about it and a few guys would taunt me..i also got stared at oddly..alot. Its not that bad..noone has problems understanding me. I have braces and for awhile i figured that was the main source of the lisp..but i asked the dentist and he said it shouldnt be. i still am alittle confused about what a lisp is..i cant get speech theropy cuz my mom insists i dont got a problem. It didnt used to bother me to much, except for the looks i get and just knowing ppl make fun of me behind my back. Now im completely self-conscience. its summer ; i havent gone anywhere since school let out..i havent talked on the phone..ive been completely avoiding any contact with ppl that could hear me..I cut myself..im depressed..and its driving me insane. Im thankful its not really bad.. but it still hurts so much.. if anyone could tell me something i could do at home, or if it is possible its just my braces..it would truly be a lifesavor..

Posted by: kayla on July 20, 2006 08:59 PM

yo.me and my sister have like slight lisps...she kinda whistles and mine isnt wicked strong....yeah they do suck...exspecially when youre 16 and 14...i honestly think the whole "trying not to say s" is like extremly bad. like just cause ONE LETTER sounds funny it doesnt matter tell people to fuk...basically just try practicing alone and keep on trying and it will sound better as u go on...thats what helps me the most!

Posted by: d&g on July 25, 2006 08:26 PM

hey yo i gotta lisps n its pisin me off!! i dont get bullyed but i get tha odd comment lyke! how do i get rid off it? wb

Posted by: someone on August 4, 2006 08:31 AM

hey can you read this?

Posted by: no one on August 4, 2006 09:25 AM

Hey. Ive Cured my Lisp! Im 16 and have had a terrible lisp all my life... and today when i came one this is site about 4hours ago, it was as bad as ever. After reading the comments i became determined to speak propperly. And here I am 4 hours later, and i know how to say S perfectly. Well i cant speak at a normal pace yet, and its more like 100x slower to get my tongue used to it. After reading this i first thought i had a large tongue... then i thought about surgery... then i just got frustrated and started beating my self up. But then i saw these forums with a bunch of speech professinals explaining how they cured childrens lisps. They sais that they started off with the "t" sound and told children to say it loadly and repeatdly. They then said they after a few goes, they were saying S without knowing. At this point, your probably thinking that there's no way that this will work. But believe me it will. And here's how you do it in my own words.
Say "ta" loudly and with alot of emphasis on the "t" sound. Then hold the "t" sound (so its not "ta ta ta ta".. but more like "ttttttttt") and i know your thinking its impossible to hold a "tttt" amd your right it is... but what you dont know is when you hold the "tttt" sound, after the first "ta", the rest is all the S sound. To me, i could here "ta" and i held it, and what followed was a whistle sound which sounded like air passing above my tongue. I thenn recorded my self saying my own name like that and played it. it was 100% perfect. All though to my own head it sounds like (if my name was nasa) "naa - whistle- aa".


Posted by: Unknown on August 4, 2006 09:38 AM

that tip from august 4th 06 did not work well for me when i try to say some with my tongue in the t spot it comes out as shom lisp suck good thing mines not major

Posted by: emmy on August 7, 2006 06:35 PM

using a lipogram is so gay y would u do that going through all that trouble just because u have a lithp as i should say. my friends have been good abt mine but i hate when people tlk abt me because of it but i realized that people are gonna tlk about u until the day u die or after that about whatever thay can find on u. u just got to live your life caz there probably jealous. i do feel self concious about mine and when i read aloud i read really really fast but then i realize tht it was silly caz NOBODY CARES UNLESS THEY DONT HAVE A LIFE OF THERE OWN. its just like having that horrible zit on ur face tht u think is 100x bigger than it really is.

Posted by: emmy on August 7, 2006 06:45 PM

hi my names billy i have lisp but as long as you continue 2 talk with people you will become better at talking. it took my my friends 6 years 2 relize i have a lisp and now it's almost gone

Posted by: on August 29, 2006 09:47 PM

hey my name is amy and have a lisp my friends are awesome and havent said anything to me about my problem.. but i really feel frustrated when i talk!! I WANT IT GONE.. NOW!! if anyone could help me that would b heaps cool.. thnx guys xxx p.s my email address is : amy-katelyn@hotmail.com thankyou mwwh

Posted by: Amy on September 10, 2006 04:13 PM

hi i have a lisp to. I hate it especially when your teacher makes you read something that has an s sound. I always have to read a paragraph that has thesis in it or hypothesis. It is really emebarrising and i want to know how to get rid of it. PLZ HELP!!

Posted by: on September 16, 2006 03:38 PM

what do I look up on a search engine for more information on lisp surgery? i cant find anything about it

Posted by: on September 22, 2006 07:04 AM

I don't know what to look up for lisp surgery but if i was you i wouldn't get it. I don't want some dumb surgeon cutting me up because i can't speak right. I would try going to a speech therapist first then see what he recommends.

Posted by: on September 24, 2006 10:21 AM

I have a lisp and i don't know what to do. It's not that bad it only pops up once in awhile i need help!!!

Posted by: zack on October 1, 2006 04:54 PM

Im 13 Years Old And I Have A Lisp! It Isnt A Big One, But Its Awful! And I Just Joined Drama Club And Im Uderstuding The MAIN CHARACTER! Im SOOO Afraid!! Im Trying To Get Rid Of My Lisp So That When I Go On Stage I Dont Sound Like Sylvester The Cat From Looney Toons!!

Posted by: xNeverLovedx on October 7, 2006 01:09 AM

Hey guys, I am 14 and i do have a minor lisp. when i was talking to my mother about it last night she gave me some things to say because she had a lisp when she was younger, and even though iv only been doing them for a day my lisp is almost gone. if you'd like these tips email and tell me, they really do work. my email is:
tacoburritotaquito_yo@yahoo.com ttys.

Posted by: Megan on October 7, 2006 08:09 AM

i see all the concerns and complaints but what are some answers about what to do about getting rid of or severely reducing a lisp. Please email me personally. Thanks concerned mom

Posted by: Denine Garrett on October 16, 2006 01:40 PM

I'm so glad this blog is still in operation-
and that I've found so many teens like me who suffer from a lisp. I'm 15 and I love to sing and act, but it's so embarassing when I watch the tapes from our plays and concerts and I sound completley horrible. Normally I only have a slight lisp, but when I'm nervous it becomes worse. Also, I didn't suck on my thumb as a kid. I've been reading up on it and I know I had trouble with breathing through my nose as a kid- and so I think that accounts for some of it. I'm a very outgoing person so it wasn't hard for me to ask for help, but the problem was getting it. I spoke with my choral director and she gave me the name of a friend, so my mom and I went to the doctor for a referral, but because my father "didn't think I had a lisp" he wouldn't let me go. He thought I was just being dramatic and overly self concious. That wasn't the fact, but I didn't want to push it. So I asked the choral director to ask her friend to come to the school and give me lessons, but she never got around to it. Then, one of my best friend's mom is a certified speech therapist, and so I asked my friend if her mom could come help me. My friend came in the next day and told me that her mom had just said to keep my tongue behind my teeth. I felt like screaming- IF I COULD DO THAT, I WOULDN'T HAVE A LISP. It also didn't help that my perfect older sister had "worked through" hers, but apparently had no advice to give because she didn't remember taking care of it.
I could probably think of a million ways why I might have it but the important thing is I do and I want to get rid of it. I'm kind of against parents being so worried about their child lisping when they're 3-7 or 8, I mean they're just kids. But as they get older, what with being skinny, having perfect skin, etc. already being shoved on us, having a lisp just seems like an added disadvantage that we developed, and it's not fair.
Tonight I approached my dad and told him I had to have lessons and even though he accused me of being dramatic and being like a "frantic woman" he finally agreed and I'm going to have some lessons. Unfortunatley, it won't be in time for my play this weekend, "The Importance of Being Earnest" in which I'll be playing Miss Prism.
Maybe alot of you are here just looking for ways to get rid of your or someone else's lisp, but I myself am just so glad there are other people like me.

Posted by: Victoria on October 16, 2006 06:28 PM

hey ppl! im 14 and always had a lisp i still hav it + it bugs tha hec out of me!! my frndz dont really say nethng + i neva worried bout it /knew until i moved 2 ms 4rm mn.+ i get teased along w/ my weigt but sum1 pointed it out yestaday i jus laffed it off but i wanna die!

Posted by: Tyana on October 19, 2006 05:12 AM

hi, i am 13 and i have a minor lisp. latley it has been getting worse. i dont know what to do about it when i am called on to read in school i blush up and dont want to read because of my lisps it effects my school work my participation and my self esteem. Will somebody please help me with this Sportsplaya_25@yahoo.com

Posted by: Ethan on October 22, 2006 04:25 PM

Hi, my name is John. I've had a lisp since I was 7. Right now I'm 11, and I've been talking with a lisp for 4 years. It really makes me feel bad. I can't even say my own name without a lisp! My friends don't make fun of me, but at times, people ask me about it. Only starting now, I've been trying to avoid words with sh,j,k and ch. Is it true that you can grow out of a lisp? Please help me. You know how it feels when someone makes fun of you.

Posted by: John on October 23, 2006 02:34 PM

Hi. I've only recently acknowledged my lisp, or to put it accurately, other people acknowledged it for me. I'm now almost constantly the subject of blatant and constant humiliation in school and have become wihdrawn and angry, more with my peers than my lisp. Unlike most, I don't wish to lose my lisp, as thats like showing people that you want to be the same as everyone else, and have given in to the pressure put on you to fix that which isn't broken. I've recently taken a slight interest interest in singing and acting, but can't see it going far due to my lisp, which I feel makes me sound unique, but would be ridiculed by others. So, should I just be patient with people and do as I wish and wait for them to accept that I'm not the same as them in such an image-concious society (I'm 13 in secondary school,) or are there any other ways I could handle it? Any suggestions can be sent to tomskews3@yahoo.co.uk . Thanks

Posted by: Thomas on October 29, 2006 12:50 PM

please help me i ned answers i hate having a lisp i am 14 years of age and people keep copying me i replace the 's' with the 'sh' i hate it i hate it i hate it is their a cure that doesn't include an operation i live in newzealand whangarei and is coping with annoyance of such disturbing people

Posted by: john on November 5, 2006 12:47 PM

hey im a girl and have a slight lisp. i have been told i have a great singing voice but i dont now if my lisp can be heard when i sing. umm and ive been told im really attractive if i wanted to be a model when i am older would it matter that i have a lisp would it affect me in any way. is there any surgery for a lisp if you have any infomation email me or just for a chat 1_luv_some_1_special@hotmail.com

Posted by: sarah on November 5, 2006 11:38 PM

Hi i have a lisp too and i know how all of you feel but reading about your problems made me feel not so alone so thanks! I found this website that might help.http://www.helpforkidspeech.org/articles/detail.cfm?id=59

Posted by: Jesse on November 8, 2006 05:34 PM

Um. I had a lisp for a bit but never realised it until this random guy told me to say 'Sizzling Sausages' and I did and he and loads of people nearby started laughing at me.
And now I have a brace and I can't even talk. NO-ONE understands me. And I'm seeing my boyfriend in an hour. He won't want to talk to me or kiss me. I don't know what to do.
But I Just want to say thank you so much to everyone who has written here because it's kind of given me more hope that I'm not on my own here. Please email me or add to msn katie_loveluck@hotmail.co.uk just to talk because I want to hear from as many people as possible. Thank you.

Posted by: Kateee on November 11, 2006 04:56 AM

no one has sent me an email talking to me about my lisps or anything i really need help sometimes i wonder if i will ever get rid of it cuz somedays its worse than others but i just need somebody to talk to about it and if anyone has some speech tips to help me i'm tired of getting teased! someone email me SPORTSPLAYA_25@YAHOO.COM

Posted by: ethan on November 14, 2006 06:47 PM

Kateee the same thing happened to me! I was doing this oral presentation and this idiot in my class shouts out 'say sausage'and everyone starts laughing even the teacher grinned.

I have tried speech therapy when i was about 5 but all it cured was my stutter, 12 years later and ive still got this stupid lisp!!!

Posted by: G on November 16, 2006 05:20 AM

I am 13 and I hate my lisp!I can't say my "S" right,It sounds like I'm spitting back or something!Is there any excercises or classes or anything to get rid of it.My friends think its cute,and I love them for supporting me but I'm afraid when I get to highschool.People will surely make fun of me there.I haven't been made fun of....yet.I've just been pointed out I have it.I mumble alot when the word has an "s" in it and asked to repeat the word.people understand me.But they know I can't say it right.

Posted by: Evelyn on November 20, 2006 07:10 PM

hey guys i feel ur pain!! i am 11 and i have tried everything to get rid of my lisp but nothing helps and ya know a friend bringing it up doesnt help me either it just makes me feel more self conscious about my lisp i just really dont wanna even talk at all sometimes because i know how ridiculous i sound..if anyone wants to talk feel free to email me!! destini_rek2004@yahoo.com
gotta brush my teeth!
good luck everyone=)

Posted by: destini on November 24, 2006 08:57 PM

i am 18 years old and, like most of you, i have a lisp. usually, i love having it. people think it's cute and funny; it's one of my features that people know me for. and i find myself almost flaunting it at times. i like having something different about me, something unconventional; i'm proud of it. but not always. like when i want to have a conversation with someone, but i know all they'll hear is 'thhh, tthhh, thhh' and think that i'm some kind of cartoon character. i don't want to seem goofy and flakey all the time, and whether it's wrong or right, many people will make judgements about me, like that i'm ditzy or unprofessional or stupid, based based soley on my lisp. i just hope my lisp doesn't prove to be a hinderance in my life, because it's part of who i am, and that's not something i'm willing to change.

Posted by: Samantha on November 29, 2006 09:31 PM

My name is ian and i am 14 years old. I have a slight lisp and it came to my attention about a year and a half ago. Whenever spaeking in front of audiences or reading in front of class i am fine, but i only get a lisp when i am playing sports. I dont know why, but it just comes out with a long stressed S.When i pronounce my S's i put my tounge imbetween my top and bottom teeth on the righ side of my mouth, and it sounds fine...i think. Most of my friends dont say anything, but kids who i just metoccasionally do so. Mine is not major at all but i was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to correct a lisp when you are playin sports or excercising.

Posted by: ian on December 7, 2006 05:41 PM

Hi I am 19 years old my confidence and self esteem is low. I think my lisp appeared when the dentist took one of my back teeth out 3-4 yr ago on the rightside of my mouth. I seem to drool alot on this side of my mouth and that seems to help me slur my words. If I suck up and talk slow I can talk normal, but this is hard work sucking up every 5-10 seconds to try and speak clear. Can anybody help? Email me: mufc_devil99@hotmail.com .. Thanks ;)

Posted by: Dean on December 7, 2006 05:50 PM

hi ivE had a lisp practically all of my life as long as me and any of my family can remember. Anyway im 14 had been wondering forever how i got my lisp and why i had it..so i finally decided to go onto google and type it in i found a few other good websites about it and after reading this one it has made me feel a bit better about it as i feel im the only one that has one even though im not !! . On the website i went on it told me that you can get lisps from either sucking your thumb or a dummy for a long period of time as a child and then trying to talk while it is stil in your mouth because it pushes the tongur back and causes a lisp...
its bad enough being a teenager but when ever you meet someone im always rele consious about it and try not to say words with s' in and if i accidently do i always get asked .." do you have a brace " and im like no just because i slurr it doesnt mean i have a brace and when people meansion about my lisp it makes me feel really insecure about it and about myself but theres nothing i can do about it
i went to speech therepy for about 7 years but left about five years ago as i thought i had improved but since then i have noticed it more than ever its only as ive got older that ive started to worry about it .. i dont get bullied because of it i jsut think people will judge me.. and when i go to meet boys or boyfriends i always feel like i never want to talk because they may not like me just because of my lisp..
i guess ive just got to live with it and at the end of the day it makes me indivual than most people and lots of people even love it and are for some reason jealous of me..
i just wondered if anyone had any tongue exercises they new that could help add me on msn if anyone wants littlemissflirty92@hotmail.co.uk thanks post your views on here..xxx

Posted by: Abbie.. :D on December 13, 2006 12:40 PM

im 18 years old and have had a lisp all my life. ive done the speech therapy, nothing works on me. what is this surgery people a referencing?

Posted by: on December 17, 2006 10:51 PM

lol everyone who commented on here should make our own country where its OK to lisp and no one will make fun of us for having something that we can't control..maybe take over australia =)...

Posted by: link on January 30, 2007 06:09 PM

here is something i found on the internet about how to say S the "normal" way:
To make the /s/ sound you have to place your tongue on the roof of your mouth behind the top front teeth,on the little ridge there. The tongue must only lightly touch the roof of the mouth, and not rest firmly in the spot. Then you blow air over the top of the tongue, centering the air as it is blown. By rolling your tongue a little bit as the air goes out. The air must gently escape out the narrow space between the top front and bottom teeth. For the /z/ sound,you have to do all of the above and vibrate their vocal folds to produce sound.

Posted by: Lynn on February 1, 2007 03:36 PM

how do you get rid of a lisp?
people say just practise you S's ive done that a million of times still dont work its stupid i dont wanna be stuck with it my whole life

Posted by: jake on February 11, 2007 04:11 PM

Hey everyone!
All my life i have been a very outgoing person and very social.In 6th grade I discovered that i have a lisp.no matter how much i try i cant prononce my 's' right and its absolutley HUMILLIATING'.Im 14 yrs old and my self esteem has dropped tremendosly.People may say that a person with a lisp is stupid or iggnorant or a waste but its nothing that you can control.Im always finding a way to avoid s's and sometimes freak about the thought of having to give speeches or read out loud in school.It's very exhausting and embarrassing.Although i have many friends and dont get picked on very much,i always feel as if people dont like me as much as they would if i talked regularly.Its very reasuring to know that teens my age also feel this way and that there are teens with lisps.just remember guys that there will always be some confident snotty person who will pick on you about it but remember also that they have something too that they hate and are just picking on you for their own insecurities.i think that we can become stronger if we just forget about the one thing we hate the most and embrace it.Its very embarrasing and i do wish there was something i could do and who knows,maybe there will be someday.Yes there are surgeries and things that that but why change yourself to make others happy?I often wonder what its likejust being able to say what you want without having to analyze it. but whocares.just say it.If the rude people make fun of you, turn your head and laugh.Dont let them sense ur fear.i really hope that my thoughts help you.Remember that there are people in ur life who are so much about you with or without ur lisp.

Posted by: katy on February 13, 2007 11:16 AM

i want to get rid of my lisp, it is such a pain in the butt when there is so much things i want to say but i know that i am going to lisp so i have to think about what i say or i just dont say what i want to say. please help.

Posted by: timmy on February 26, 2007 04:21 PM

Please help me get rid of my lisp! I am afraid to talk sometimes, especially when I meet people. I am also afraid of public speaking because of my lisp. I am afraid to talk because of my lisp. It is so hard to sometimes keep my mouth shut because I want to say so much more things. PLEASE help me fix my lisp. I don't want to be made fun of.

Posted by: ted on February 26, 2007 04:32 PM

I really hate my lisp. Im almost 13 years old, and i 've had it for as long as i can remember. I hate it so much. I can't pronounce my s sounds. But its not like 'sh' or anything else. It just kind of..odd..sounding at most. But when i was in third grade, some English speaking teacher was trying to help me get rid of it. But I was SO ashamed because i'm straight A student and I can't talk right. I hate it! So when she tried to help me, I felt stupid, and that's something I hate. So I guess i started to resent her, and ignore her help. Which wasn't a wise thing to do, now that i know i should've listened to her. But my sister hates it when i talk about me lisp for some reason. It pisses her really badly. And my parents are Asian, so i cant ask them because their English is broken sounding. But my sister is never going to help me. I want to get rid of it before high school. I hate being whispered about, or looked at weirdly when i have a presentation. Is it possible to even fix it?

Posted by: Amy on March 10, 2007 07:39 PM

I have had a lisp all of my life. I am now 45, I can not do my job or advance in my job because of this. I am close to taking my own life. I have been made fun of all of my life. Is there any surgery for this. Please help.

Posted by: Pam on March 17, 2007 06:14 PM

I use to have a lisp, turns out i had a huge overbite so when i got it fix it went away :)

Posted by: random on March 28, 2007 04:51 PM

also when u have a big tounge hard to keep it back so i advise those people just to cut part of it off. (not by yourself by doctor or something)

Posted by: on March 28, 2007 04:53 PM

im 15 and people stil tease me about my lisp now i end up punching everyone who mentions it because i no there gona walk of and laugh
i cant say c/s/x or z and i cant have a real convo without people thinking wtf
most people think its part of my accent cos im from liverpool so that makes it a bit better but i dont really want to go to my mum and dad and tell them i want talking lessons
is there any other way of geting rid of it without having to ask people?

Posted by: on May 13, 2007 11:35 AM

heya i'm emma and i am 13. Apparently i have aa very slight lisp. it doesnt really bother me. i know that in year 7 i got comments but it is fine now cos i am comfortable with everyone at schoool. lately i have been aware of my lisp after having to record my voice on a history project. i listened to it and i realised you can hear it. i am fully confident i can fix this problem i just need help. Please give any advice cos i really need it xx

Posted by: emma on May 15, 2007 09:53 AM

I am 14 and recently noticed I have a lisp. I also mumble a lot at the end of sentences, and have a deep voice, even though I'm a girl. But no one has ever pointed the lisp out to me. So I asked my parents and they said, yes I do have one, because of hearing problems as a kid. But I love how I talk, no one else has the same one, and it is my own voice.

Posted by: me on May 19, 2007 01:49 PM


Hey Pam,
don't take your own life because people are bitches. I have a lisp too and i got made fun of it for so long then people just backed off. then this passed week people started making fun of me again. i just tell them to stop and walk away. you have to be strong and not listen to other people because it's just not right. please get some professional help if you're having thoughts about suicide. psychiatrists are great, i had suicide problems and now once i get out of high school i want to be a psychiatrist.
some other advice: get a pet. [[pref. a dog]] they're great and don't judge you for anything. they get used to the way you talk and they don't know any different.

Pam, please, see a professional.

Posted by: Teresa on May 19, 2007 02:38 PM


Hey Pam,
don't take your own life because people are bitches. I have a lisp too and i got made fun of it for so long then people just backed off. then this passed week people started making fun of me again. i just tell them to stop and walk away. you have to be strong and not listen to other people because it's just not right. please get some professional help if you're having thoughts about suicide. psychiatrists are great, i had suicide problems and now once i get out of high school i want to be a psychiatrist.
some other advice: get a pet. [[pref. a dog]] they're great and don't judge you for anything. they get used to the way you talk and they don't know any different.

Pam, please, see a professional.

Posted by: Teresa on May 19, 2007 02:39 PM

Hey my name is Pam and I do see a Profethional! I don't have a lithp, at letht it's not noticable because my therapistht shrinkth my head so small it's no longer detectable. All this plus happy pills I have no issue! ::AAAHAHAHAHAHAH:: *sorry small relapssssssse*

Posted by: on May 29, 2007 10:09 PM

i know how everyone here feels but the only way to get rid of a lisp is to go to a speech therapist even if your really embraessed telling your parents. I tried looking for an answer for 4 years online and it didnt work. I tried everything from watching people's mouth as they talk and avoiding s words. i finally got so fruastrated that i broke down crying in front of my mom and she brought me to a speech therapist that helped me be cured!I wished i went sooner so that i could have enjoyed going to school but i guess eventually is better then never. heres the website i used that helped me find a speech therapist in my area.


Posted by: on May 30, 2007 07:12 PM

hi im nathan im 13 whenever someone asks me my name it sounds like im saying mason i have had a lisp since 1 grade when 2 teeth grew in behind my top and bottom front teeth even after a trip to the dentist they claimed they were just my permanent teeth coming out but then teeth started growing out behind the teeth next to my top 2 front teeth too and they're my "permanent teeth"too so now i need to lose my regular teeth so my new somewhat akward shaped permanent ones can take place of the normal ones cont.

Posted by: HiPPie on June 3, 2007 06:14 AM

sorry bout that repeat my computer is a little slow ;so anyway i still have a lisp til this very day ;when i was in elementary school no one even noticed not even me i didnt know why i was going to some womans house so we could make t,s,f,z noises elementary was great i was popular, had lots of friends, and a couple of girls who liked me too then 7 grade came i was rebuilding my popularity then for the first time ever i got made fun of because of my lisp by my own friend and all my feelings changed. . . .

Posted by: HiPPiE on June 3, 2007 06:41 AM

. . . .all my feelings changed i was still doing good at school acedemicaly and socialy but it brought back a past omen that i thought i wouldnt face again or at least not in that kind of way after he made fun of me i just sat there in front of him and my 3 period science class with a blank face and then he says"what are you sensitive about your lisp?"his question left me with a prolonged blank face. . .then he asks"what? you mean no one's ever told you about your lisp before?"then after a long pause. . .

Posted by: HiPPiE on June 3, 2007 07:05 AM

sorry about that again; . . . .then after a long pause i told him"no, no one's ever told me about that. . . .your the first one to ever say something about my lisp mitchel" he asked "so im the first one to. . . ?" "yeah mitchel your the first one" he didnt mention the lisp for about another 2 weeks but this time we were with some friends of ours but they backed me up and called him an asshole, were stil friends though. . . .

Posted by: HiPPiE on June 3, 2007 07:21 AM

. . . .were still friends though, ive learned to deal with my lisp (even though im still concious about it some times) ive become satisfied with who i am now and ive learned to forget the past and to live today because you cant change what's already gone. . .WELL it ends up being that now im more popular than ever before, theres 2 girls i like and theyre best friends and they both like me back, and mitchel's new girlfriend thinks im cute because of my lisp so im glad i am who i am I WILL NO LONGER VISIT:-)

Posted by: HiPPiE on June 3, 2007 07:44 AM

I am a speech therapist and help both children and adults who have a lisp. Your health insurance may even cover it. It is worth a try.

Posted by: on June 6, 2007 11:34 AM

I have a lisp too. I can never cure it because its totally hard! I always get picked on at school because of it. I'm a bit deaf too which makes the whole situation worse ='[ Dont worry you lot, your not alone, help is out there. I realised i need some speech therapy. Good luck guys. x

Posted by: Paula on June 7, 2007 03:24 PM

hi i have a serious lisp problem because of this problem icant get a good job in a bpo please help me.

Posted by: mukesh on June 11, 2007 06:14 AM

hi, iam facing the problem of lisp from many years . but this time i need help . i am loosing my BPO job because of this please....... help me fast.save me.

Posted by: mukesh on June 11, 2007 06:22 AM

i have a lisp and i was wondering what i can do to get rid of it without going to a speech therapist?

Posted by: alison on June 30, 2007 04:58 AM

Hey im 11 yrs. old and i want to get rid of my lisp more then ANYTHING in the world!!PLEASE HELP!!!even one is making fun of me!!!!=[ PLEASE!!

Posted by: Toni on July 7, 2007 09:56 AM

Please i have a lisp . i cannot pronounce the S letter proparly. can you help me.. is it something you are born with? .. The question is :Is there a way to cure it or not ? I do not want to waste my time if there is no way of curing it

thank you

Posted by: Karim on July 9, 2007 05:47 AM

HELP!!! im 15 and ive had a lisp all my life.
my friends have started "noticing/sometimes
laughing" at it. sometimes so i dont look offended i laugh along but it rrreeeaaalllllyyyyy
hurts me:( what should i do?

Posted by: on July 10, 2007 07:19 PM

i need to loose my lisp! im 14 and im just starting high school.. and i dont want to have a lisp when i talk out loud in class everyone reminds me of the fact that i have a lisp, and it makes me not want to talk.. and im an out going person who loves to talk!

please help me!

Posted by: Jeff on August 7, 2007 09:40 AM

I have a lisp but im not sure which sort i have. I actually don't know how the "proper" way to say the letter S is. I try to put my toungue lightly on the roof of my mouth and guide airflow through my top and bottom teeth. But when i listen to the recording carefully, it still sounds as if its a "th" sound, only with certain words. I try an avoid using the letter S even around family and friends. I love singing and talking so this is really holding me back, im getting depressed over it, and i just cry everytime i hear what ive recording because my voice isnt "normal" I really need your help, or if ANYONE knows, please help! I cant go to a speech therapist as im not confident enough to go, and also everyone would know i have a lisp then,plus there isnt one in my area =(

Posted by: Amy on August 10, 2007 04:24 AM

I am constantly made fun of by not just my friends but anyone around my age and even adults sometimes. im thirteen andi already have enough on my mind to be worrying about how i talk.

...........help me

Posted by: lucas on August 13, 2007 07:21 PM

Hi! I really need to get rid of my lisp. People are always asking me why i talk weird. Once on vacation this summer, these guys said that i sounded like the gopher on whinne the pooh. Its really holding back my confidence and my personality. I am so embarressed. I try not to talk anymore and sometimes avoid "s" words.Does anyone know any exercises to get rid of a lisp ? I have an oddly large, long tongue. I heard that may have something to do with it. I think i have what is called a lateral lisp. Well... if anyone can help, email me at awsumchick07@yahoo.com thanks so much :)

Posted by: tabby on August 26, 2007 08:37 AM

Hey, I would just like to say, i have a lisp and it doesnt bother me at all, people do comment and assume im gay, but i know im not so thats all that matters, i have read many of the posts on this site and everyone is saying that they would love to get rid of it as they really hate it, i used to be like that but then i noticed it , it makes you different and well, more interesting. I have also noticed that people say that they would like to do certain jobs and hobbies like Drama and things that generrally envolve talking, There is nothing to stop you from getting thoose jobs, i used to think there was, but i now have a job at my local radio station, and yeah i do get emails from people saying that i have a really bad lisp, but i also get emails from alot of girls ;-) saying they like it and its "cute", so just because you hjave a lisp, it doesnt mean that you have to be locked out from scociety, just agree with people that comment "yeah it sucks"lol thatl shut em up.
sorry its so long i couldnt stop typing


Posted by: Craig on September 1, 2007 09:48 AM

hi I'm Jennifer and i have a lisp. i hate it. I'm the only person i know that has it. i don't know why i have it but I'd like to know why. People say its because my teeth don't go together and theres a big gap there where my tongue slips in when i say "S" and i never used to have it until all my front baby teeth came out and grew to this funny shape.
I really need to get ride of it and I'd do anything for help.
so please help meeee. Email me at dark-n-sweet @hotmail.co.uk

Posted by: Jennifer on September 3, 2007 02:37 AM

Hey. I have a lisp. I didnt find out i had one until this year when my friends at my new school pointed it out. They tease me about it sometimes and I hate it. I can't notice my lisp but everyone else can. I love music and I play guitar and sing. Everyone says I'm a great singer, but I would be better without a lisp. I really want to get rid of it. Please help!
Good luck to everyone

Posted by: MJ on September 21, 2007 01:51 AM

hi, i have a lisp and i'm just wondering how i can cure it, i've had it for a while and i wana get rid of it

Posted by: Andrew on September 26, 2007 10:24 PM

I am so upset about my lisp! It was increbly strong, no one knew what i was saying for the longest time when i was in grade 1 and 2. I did 4 years of speach classes 3-4 times a week. People made fun of me when i was 6 and now i'm 13. Ive always hated it and try to stay away from S, SH, CH, G, J...I can't say my own name properly. I always have to repeat it 2-3 times! It doesn't bug me too much but it really hurts me when people make fun...I was born with it!

I really got upset today and i cried. This guy i've been going to school with since i was 6...he was the kid who made fun of me, and the reason i went to a phyciatrist for 2 years. For the whole day today, he talked loudly with a lisp and i was beat red the whole day. At lunch, he was being horrible to me and being like "Now i have a lissthp too" I lost it and punched him in the face. I gave him a bleeding nose.

I know my lisp isn't that bad. My voice is completely normal sounding except for it! I am so hurt by it. I'm even hurt by the fact i have it, i'm hurt by the fact that the redicule put me into therapy! I'm hurt because no one in my school out of 450 kids has a lisp! I'm so hurt by it. No one can understand how i feel but the people who have posted here with the same problem.

Theres always that one person who can never let it go that you have a speech impedament. All day he followed me talking in a lisp and i was so red that a few people were like "What the hell happened to you?" so i just lost it on him and gave him a bleeding nose. And I was about to punch him again but my friends held me back. It's not even that hes purposly hurting my feelings! It's that he does it infront of everybody, then people think it's okay and join in.

and I also know this. Many boys think i am really cute and i know about 3 who like me but they've all told my friends that they are turned off by my lisp. It completely effects my social life. I always have to repeat things! I'm so incredibly upset. I am really smart, i always get the highest on final exams and i get a 100% on almost everything. All my teachers have a first impression that i'm stupid because of it. I can't handle it anymore. Therapy will take way too long. I need something, anything. I don't care about pain of surgery or anything, i just need it gone fast!

Posted by: Georgia on October 17, 2007 02:59 PM

i hate my fuckin lisp im fifteen now and when i was in 8 th grade a started a lisp out of nowhere and im scared to death of presentation cuz every1 juges me my grades fell really really low cuz of it now people make fun of my lisp and my grades. and all the girls get to gether and make fun of the way i talk and every1 makes fun of me about it and now i find out all my friends are making fun of me about it behind my back. plz plz plz ill do anything to stop it anything im so insacure about it and i always feel everyone is juging me so i dont talk much but i really like being social and i fell i just want to kill myself cuz im so god damn fuckin insacure about the way people see me

Posted by: Ju :( on October 25, 2007 04:08 PM

im a guy in my mid 20's i am fed up of my lisp, although i have a good social life it still gets me down as i know some people laugh at me, and i always ahve to think twice before i speak, i had fun made of me all my life and i have had ebough there must be something i can do? pleas help?

Posted by: shaks on November 2, 2007 07:08 AM



Posted by: shaks on November 12, 2007 02:41 PM

LISP IS NOT A PERSONAL IMPAIRMENT. It is a programming language:

Now, learn LISP, get surgery, or live with it.

Posted by: Sargun Dhillon on November 14, 2007 04:02 PM

This blog is about lisps, the speech imediments. NOT SOME COMPUTARDING LANGUAGE! If you couldn't tell by the comments, you should read over them again.

Posted by: To the computer language people on November 14, 2007 07:01 PM

>This blog is about lisps, the speech imediments. NOT SOME COMPUTARDING LANGUAGE! If you couldn't tell by the comments, you should read over them again.>This blog is about lisps, the speech imediments. NOT SOME COMPUTARDING LANGUAGE! If you couldn't tell by the comments, you should read over them again.

Even the lisp blogs are dynamically typed!

Posted by: OtherMichael on November 20, 2007 12:12 PM

Hey im not going to tell you my name becuse it is VERY rare, i have a lisp too, i am 12 years old, its really embarrasing, and i wanna be an actress, so thts even harder, i cant be an actress if i have a speech problem, right?
i hate it, i wish my teachers cud have put me in speech classes at ym elementary, then maybe i wudnt still have it, i cry all the time and its really hard, i hate talking over the phone and i hate talking to new people, but i do becauze im very outgoing and very talkitive, my friends never make fun of me or anything no one does, my friend ally did tell me one time tht we were talking about voices, tht i kinda have a lisp [whihc i already knew and didnt wanna hear] but other than tht i have a really pretty voice, i want more than anything to lose it, im soo ashamed of myself nd embarrased, i feel like my family and theyre friend and mine are sometimes too, i know they're not tho, i had never met or heard of anyone else having a lisp, until now, and its really a relief to know tht there are girls my age who have a lisp too, im a cheerleader also, and tht can be uncomfortable and really embarrasing sometimes calling out cheers and introducing myself although my name doesnt have an S in it first or last, i really want to lose it, PLEASE HELP, are there any speech therapists or teachers or some kind of class i cud take to get rid of it?
another thing, ive been trying for a year to lose it by not putting ym tongue between my teeth pronounving the "th" sounds, or THound, to me whenever i speak it sounds like im prounouncing my S perfectly because i learned not to put my tongie bwteeen my teeth but apparently i still lisp, and tht doesnt make sense to me, i think about probably 13 hours of the day, NO JOKE, i think before i prounounce any S word, and try to say it right but i guess it doesnt work, im tired of living wiht this embarrasment EVERY DAY of my life, i wasnt even aware i had a lisp until last year in the sixth grade i didnt know tht it meant you prounounced S like, TH until a few months ago, thts when i REALLY became ashamed and embarrased about it,i can say the SH sound and i think Z but not S, why did this happen to me? i wonder every day, i hear other people on TV shows speking and my friends, and get really JEALOUS tht they can pronounce S and i cant, is there any way i could lose it? SOMEONE PLEASE TEL ME.

Posted by: anonymus on December 4, 2007 02:24 PM

Hi im Tia im 12 years old and i have a medium lisp when i talk and say s or t my tounge goes to the right of my mouth and to my teeth making this ssss or tttt sound

Posted by: Tia on January 4, 2008 04:59 PM

hi im 20 years old and i just realized i may have a lisp , i'm still not even sure tbh.

Posted by: jam on February 14, 2008 10:48 AM


Posted by: DONTwORRYbOUT on February 24, 2008 03:50 PM

I have one pretty severe lisp but i dont go to the lengths of avoiding saying 's' just be confident with yoorself. People made fun of me but I realise i would make fun of them to.


Posted by: Paul on March 6, 2008 08:59 AM

Hi im nic im 13 back in primary school no one realy cared about my lisp but now ive hit highschool and i get teased everyday on the bus!
Ive got a mediem lisp can someone plz help me out with getting rid of it.
thx guys =P

Posted by: nic on March 11, 2008 09:45 PM

im 19 and i still have a lisp!!!!
i hate i want it gone
when i wan younger it didnt bother me as much as it does now plz help someone!!!

Posted by: gabby on March 13, 2008 01:45 AM

folks, just take speech therapy. the internet can't solve all your problems and this site is about a PROGRAMMING language, not the unskilled use of your tongue.

Posted by: Chris on March 27, 2008 06:08 AM

the best thing you can do is talk to someone (preferably your parents) about it and to find a speech therapist...s is pronounced by curling the sides of your tongue up to the insides of your upper molars so that all of the air stays above your tongue and is centralized...then the tip of the tongue is kind of curled/pointed to a spot right between the front two teeth and the roof of your mouth but is not touching anything...you're not going to be able to do it overnight and it's much harder to do in conversation, it could take up to a year to fix, so just keep at it and don't give up

hope that helps

Posted by: matt on April 13, 2008 11:33 AM

hey everyone, i am 15, and i also have a lisp, it is not very bad but i dont like to talk in class because of it. i love music and i love to sing, and when i sing you cant really notice it, but i have to try really hard to make my singing sound right. like some of you my friends dont bother me about it, but it bothers me, i have a very deep voice and that doesnt help anything. i wish i could meet some of you people, i might know 3 people in my school who have this problem, and all of them are guys, i have never meet a girl with this problem, and to see that girls do have it, it helps alot, im going to try lipogram and maby it will help me, i have had no classes for my lisp, and i want to, mostly just to meet other people with the problem, im not a bad looking guy, but its hard to talk to girls, knowing that they can notice my lisp.

I hope that everyone here gets their problem taken care of, cause i know how bad it can be. thank you for reading, sometimes just knowing that your not alone can help everything :)

Posted by: Trey on April 16, 2008 06:58 PM
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