Yes indeed!! Far too many to not consoder a society of lazy people as they are all the same age group!!! What makes it even more annoying is that these same folk do not make eye contact when they mumble to me!!
My husband! It drives me crazy, as he has done public speaking courses and as a teenager took exams in Speech and Drama.... he does a lot of public speaking and presentations at work so I KNOW he can talk clearly when he wants to, he just can't be bothered at home it seems.... so when he mumbles at me I either ignore him or politely ask him to repeat what he just said but in English this time.
Quite a few people actually.
The worst are those 'witnesses' of an event who get I/V'd on tv news. Can never understand due either slovenly speech or their accent too thick to understand. Why don't tv people choose those who can speak properly & be understood?
Yes, Me! My mother & my husband are always
asking me not to mumble, when iím talking to them. I donít understand how Marlin Brando managed to get so much movie work with all the mumbling he did. I could never understand what he said in his movies!
but then I must admit I do tend to leave my hearing aids out and then I really notice those who mumble.
Many people mumble as a reflection of how strong their speech is ( it is very noticeable when you focus on what someone is saying to you).
I have the hearing of a ninja bat and yet I still find a lot of people mumble and are intelligible . . (and don't get me started on people who speak to you as they are leaving a room and expect you to understand every word!)