The other day as I was helping my daughter get in the car, I saw a man coming toward us. He was walking with a strut somewhere between a pimp stride and a drunk man walking an invisible tightrope.
I didn't pay much attention as I was rushing my daughter to get in the car and buckle up. When he made his way to me I could tell that he wasn't all there. He didn't seem drunk or even high. Just someone down on his luck -- as well as brain cells, most likely due to previous years of drug use. He asked me, in his words, "skoozedunmenbu'ya y'zprchunjfercofeh?"
Thanks to a technique my mom taught me, I knew exactly what he said. Here's what he said and how you can understand what people are saying when they're slurring their words or just have a speech problem.