From your elementary biology, voluntary actions are activities under the control of the brain, blah blah blah whereas involuntary actions are activities that occur without thought or not under the control of the brain. Now take a closer look at this ‘scientific paradox’ (love to call it that, if I may); Involuntary talking. A Mystique Mysterious huh? Absolutely impossible (French accent).

OK  here’s the argument. Have you ever been caught in a situation where you just babble out words unreasonably and without meaning, cos you’ve been startled (or say woken up from the world of Morpheus only to meet questions from your teacher stampeding towards you). Well there’s your involuntary talking. Absurd huh? Here’s how it was propounded:

“                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         31-3-09
…roll was being conducted and someone’s name was mentioned. Apparently he was chatting or doing something else and wasn’t attentive. Upon getting to know his name had been mentioned, he responded in much confused state of mind, “sss-ii-rr prre- yyeess pprr sssir sir present sir!” Not that he’s a stammerer. He’s just undergoing what Kofi Dei, after a ‘quick deductive thinking’, calls the phenomenon of Involuntary Talking.”
– from my high school diary.

Mystique Mysterious: a mysterious character in Benjamin Kwakye’s The Clothes of Nakedness.