Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4th, 2021 (Eastern Time) and the Yahoo Answers website is now in read-only mode. There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services, or your Yahoo account. You can find more information about the Yahoo Answers shutdown and how to download your data on this help page.

Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 decade ago

Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?

7 Answers

Relevance
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The word lisp (in some form) has been with us as long as we have had English--since the word is cognate with its fellows in other Germanic languages. It has been found inwriting, according to the OED, as early as ca. 1100. As for the cruelty of using a hard-to-say word to describe the speech problems of those who find it hard to say words, that's pretty much the point, isn't it?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    someone with lisp trying to say lip?

  • Dawn G
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Same guy who decide how to spell Phonetics!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    we can remove u as the culprit

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    some very sick man

  • 1 decade ago

    mine

  • 1 decade ago

    some word for something else. Idk whose idea it was....but it was someones!

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.