His arms are covered in tattoos, and he speaks with a bit of a lisp—a remnant, he says, of his California upbringing.
Toddlerspeak: the lisp that launched a thousand Facebook updates.
If the said servant can clear-starch, lisp, and tread softly, she shall have suitable encouragement in her wages.
"There ith, too," she chuckled, her lisp getting the better of her.
In fact, to people who lisp and pronounce their esses as though they were teeaitches, it's quite the same.
Like Josephine's lisp, it is a defect that serves for a distinction.
She very early ceased to lisp, and already in her fourth year she spoke with perfect distinctness.
Fortunately there are no brilliant sayings to record; he did not lisp in periods.
No, for Clarice was beginning to lisp the language of Canaan, and “they that kept the fair were men of this world.”
We boys were to club and pay for the rockets, and no one else was to know a lisp of the plan.
late Old English awlyspian "to lisp," from wlisp (adj.) "lisping," probably of imitative origin (cf. Middle Dutch, Old High German lispen, Danish læspe, Swedish läspa). Related: Lisped; lisping.
1620s, from lisp (v.).
A speech defect or mannerism characterized by mispronunciation of the sounds (s) and (z) as (th) and (th). v. lisped, lisp·ing, lisps
To speak with a lisp.
LISt Processing language.
(Or mythically "Lots of Irritating Superfluous Parentheses"). Artificial Intelligence's mother tongue, a symbolic, functional, recursive language based on the ideas of lambda-calculus, variable-length lists and trees as fundamental data types and the interpretation of code as data and vice-versa.
Data objects in Lisp are lists and atoms. Lists may contain lists and atoms. Atoms are either numbers or symbols. Programs in Lisp are themselves lists of symbols which can be treated as data. Most implementations of Lisp allow functions with side-effects but there is a core of Lisp which is purely functional.
All Lisp functions and programs are expressions that return values; this, together with the high memory use of Lisp, gave rise to Alan Perlis's famous quip (itself a take on an Oscar Wilde quote) that "Lisp programmers know the value of everything and the cost of nothing".
The original version was LISP 1, invented by John McCarthy firstname.lastname@example.org at MIT in the late 1950s. Lisp is actually older than any other high level language still in use except Fortran. Accordingly, it has undergone considerable change over the years. Modern variants are quite different in detail. The dominant HLL among hackers until the early 1980s, Lisp now shares the throne with C. See languages of choice.
One significant application for Lisp has been as a proof by example that most newer languages, such as COBOL and Ada, are full of unnecessary crocks. When the Right Thing has already been done once, there is no justification for bogosity in newer languages.
See also Association of Lisp Users, Common Lisp, Franz Lisp, MacLisp, Portable Standard Lisp, Interlisp, Scheme, ELisp, Kamin's interpreters.