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    Smile all in my head

    Hello.
    The girl in the story below has a stutter.
    She oftens write the word, terrible when she writes a letter to her pen friend. I'm wondering what the underlined part means exactly in this context. Please help!!!


    <Now I can tell you why I used to write it(terrible) all the time
    because it's one word I can't say.
    It just won't come out. It's the most terrible word.
    Mom says it's all in my head, because that's what people always told her.> (Her mom had also a stutter when she was little.)

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    Re: all in my head

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle View Post
    Hello.
    The girl in the story below has a stutter.
    She oftens write the word, terrible when she writes a letter to her pen friend. I'm wondering what the underlined part means exactly in this context. Please help!!!


    <Now I can tell you why I used to write it(terrible) all the time
    because it's one word I can't say.
    It just won't come out. It's the most terrible word.
    Mom says it's all in my head, because that's what people always told her.> (Her mom had also a stutter when she was little.)
    It means, "it's psychological". It has an emotional, rather than a physical, basis.
    "I'm sure I have cancer, but my naturopath says it's all in my head."

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