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Why do you think people mumble?
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Posted 8/10/14
People can mumble from a variety of things; from nervousness to intelligence. Why do you think people mumble?
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Posted 8/10/14 , edited 8/30/14
cuz no one taught em how to speak up
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So that others cannot hear, I suppose. It's a great way to say things that would cause problems without others hearing them.

I personally don't ever find myself mumbling much, because if I have something to say to someone, regardless whether it's something that should or shouldn't be said, I'm usually that guy who will say it. That's if we're talking about arguments/debates though. I don't like to lose so I will pretty much always say what it takes to make everyone speechless. I try not to argue though because of this, and I warn people who want to argue beforehand.

I guess people also mumble because they're shy or are just talking to themselves though.
Posted 8/10/14 , edited 8/10/14
oh maybe to cuss you down without you hearing the words but knowing they are saying shit. It really pisses me off.
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severticas wrote:

oh maybe to cuss you down without you hearing the words but knowing they are saying shit. It really pisses me off.


Exactly. To them they said it, even if you didn't hear them.
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Posted 8/10/14 , edited 8/11/14
Sometimes when intensely problem solving I will mumble to myself which adds an audible que to my thought processes than can potentially trigger me to think in a different way or to recall something.
Posted 8/10/14
I used to have that problem. Mainly out of severe shyness. As i get older, I don't have it that much anymore.
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Out of shyness or nervousness or even muttering a curse under their breath. I have that problem when I public speak.
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I have a deep, gravely voice, so even if I think I'm talking clear and loud, it comes out more like a incoherent mumble.
That and I tend to ramble in a mice long winded style where I start forgetting what I'm talking about so I trail off and start mumbling.
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Posted 8/10/14 , edited 8/11/14
i dont know
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Posted 8/10/14
I do it because i'm shy
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Some people mumble when they want to say something and not be heard.
Posted 8/10/14 , edited 8/30/14
It depends.

I've been told that I mumble when in fact I thought I was speaking normally. Sometimes I was actually extremely surprised to hear that people couldn't understand me. I wasn't aware that there was such a huge stigma attached to it though. Personally, i'd rather be known as a mumbler than a bombastic loudmouth.

As for why people mumble, well, I knew one individual who was really shy and simply didn't have the confidence to speak up. I knew another individual who just had a really quiet voice which caused her to naturally talk in a way that was hard to hear. And I've already given my own experience of overestimating how loudly I was talking.

There are probably many more reasons why people mumble, but those are three reasons I've encountered from personal experience.
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Posted 8/10/14 , edited 8/10/14
It amuses me how people vent their social anxieties on soft-spoken people--it's sad, but amusing.

Like seekerperson7, I too am surprised at how poorly my voice projects when I speak at (what I find to be) a normal volume. Sometimes I mumble when I'm thinking harder about something than I'm trying to communicate, or if I just want to hear myself say something to assist in processing it.

I'm very glad to be soft-spoken rather than an obnoxious cunt with nothing of worth to say, but says it really loudly anyway.
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Posted 8/10/14 , edited 8/30/14
I apparently mumble. Suppose it must be terrible social skills.
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