Saturday, May 2, 1992

I have noticed recently that my speech is deteriorating. When I talk, I am occasionally leaving out the “s” in possessive nouns, ignoring articles, or forming contractions from words that are not usually contracted or from three words. I wonder about this. Could this at times incomprehensible speech be an effect from a stage I have hit upon in my adolescence? Perhaps it’s a symptom of a mental disorder. I’ve had isolated incidents of jumbled speech before. Previously, I just disregarded such events as times when I had an overabundance of thoughts swimming in my head and was unable to convey a single one entirely and effectively through my mouth.

I find this issue perplexing, but not considerably thought-provoking.