MODES OF ENUNCIATION, ETC,
proceed to spell it. Instead of saying, "No, thank
you/' if some one offers you the mustard, you smile
and say, "Another time," —It would be less de-
moralizing to eat the mustard.
Another device consists in interpolating words and
using "starters." "Er-no"; "Why, yes," and so on,
This defect is known as Embololaiia or Embolophrasia.
Other remedies are: clenching the fists at difficult
words, squeezing the larynx with the fingers, pinch-
ing oneself, whistling before difficult words, imitating
another person's voice, refraining from speaking, etc.