Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed what may be the most difficult tongue twister ever.
Jump right in and give it a shot. The phrase is "pad kid poured curd pulled cod."
According to Boston Magazine, who spoke with MIT researchers, when subjects tried to say the tricky phrase they couldn't repeat it and sometimes stopped trying. "If anyone can say this
ten times quickly, they get a prize," said Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, a psychologist from MIT.
Shattuck-Hufnagel specializes in studying speech errors. She will present her research this week in San Francisco about commonly misspoken sounds found in phrases like "top cop" and "toy boat," with information from a paper titled, "A comparison of speech errors elicited by sentences and alternating repetitive tongue twisters."Read More »