I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer.
"Shells with lip, or tooth, or bleeding gum,Tell-tale shells, and shells that whisper 'Come',Shells that stammer, blush, and yet are dumb – ""O let me hear!"thomas sturge moore
Just as a vagrant accused of stealing a carrot from a field stands before a comfortably seated judge who keeps up an elegant flow of queries, comments and witticisms while the accused is unable to stammer a word, so truth stands before an intelligence which is concerned with the elegant manipulation of opinions.Simone Weil
For 'tis sweet to stammer one letter Of the Eternal's language; on earth it is called Forgiveness!Henry Wadsworth Longfellow