He has been a patient at the Betty Ford clinic due to alcoholism, and in 2007 a home video circulated on the internet depicting a drunken Hasselhoff laying on the floor shirtless, stammering and trying to eat a fast food cheeseburger.
Simple vocal tics include stuttering, stammering, abnormal emphasis of part of a word or phrase, and inarticulate noises such as throat clearing, grunts, and high-pitched sounds.
The stoical Russell Cade was stammering around like a school boy.
He succeeded more nearly than any of his predecessors in expressing or suggesting ideas and emotions which might have been supposed to be capable of translation only in terms of music. " The unconscious self, or rather the sub-conscious self," says Emile Verhaeren, " recognized in the verse and prose of Maeterlinck its language or rather its stammering attempt at language."
Each country began to.lead its own separate existence, stammering its own tongue; the different nations no longer understood one another, and no longer had any general ideas in common.