I am a person who develops the ability to jam at the age of four and still affect my life in the next eighteen years. My name is Steve Flagstaff and I Now (2006) 32 years and have been fluent for around ten years. In this article, I will write about different methods in which people try to hide their jams. Some of these people are very well polished hiding it, that many of their friends or families may not realize that they actually are getting stuck at all.
I'll give you an example from my own experience and I'm sure that others are stuck, just like what I've done.
The first sample is in the restaurant. People fluently look at the menu and to order what they want to eat, this may be a very clear sound, but this is not what I've done. I will not look at the menu for something I want but to look for something that I feel confident that I will be able to speak. I have a lot of likes and fear with some words that begin with some letters, perhaps the worst word is the one that begins with the letter "b ", so I definitely avoid food like a stew steak.
At the evening, when I was about sixteen years old, I went out to dine with a group of friends at the Indian restaurant. I looked at the menu and wanted some form of curry. I looked at the name of these curries and did not feel that I would be able to say any of them. Kai Balti, a comfy chicken, a pasanda lamb, with all the simple sounds, I think myself. Finally, I ended up ordering scampi and chips.
If someone asks me a question with the answer, there is one of my hard words, I will surely try to think of the alternative words to tell. Over the years, I have become experts in doing this, and can think about one of these alternative sayings immediately. I must say that I am not happy to do this, and always hope that one day I will have confidence to say what I want.
I have a brother, called Gavin. When I use his home phone, I always hope he will answer the phone, ie if his wife answered, I know I would be more to jam. This is because I found it very hard to say the name Gavin. However, I think a permanent solution, which is to ask if her husband is in instead of asking my brother with the name? She found this very funny and thought I was just joking about me to know exactly the difference.
Although I was quite good at hiding it was a big time in the day. I was fed up from eating and drinking things I did not really want and continued to think of these alternative words. These efforts made me stressed and very anxious, I started to change the gray when I was only twenty one.
Now I am happy to say that I was able to say anything, the word I want even words like Balti!