06/05/2013 08:57 am ET Updated Jun 06, 2013

Samuel L. Jackson Needs Certain Swear Word To Stop His Stutter

Apparently Samuel L. Jackson needs to say "motherf--ker" as much as audiences want him to. In a speech at last night's American Institute for Stuttering gala, Jackson revealed that the swear word wards off a stutter he has been battling since his childhood in Tennessee. Audiences may have thought that Jackson simply had an unusual affinity for using the word, but apparently "motherf--ker" saved his life.

When New York Magazine pressed Jackson to confirm the "stutter swear" anecdote from his speech, he claimed he still says "motherf--ker" every single day under his breath as a sort of daily affirmation.

"Motherf--ker" has a new meaning and that meaning is hope.


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