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The World’s Trickiest Tongue Twister

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It’s definitely not “She sells seashells by the seashore.”

So what is the world’s trickiest tongue-twister?

According to MIT researcher Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel (speaking of tongue twisters), the world’s trickiest tongue-twister is this:

pad kid poured curd pulled cold

Say that 10 times.

Am I missing something? First off, that’s not really a sentence that makes sense. Isn’t that the point of a tongue twister?

And second, it’s a difficult sentence to say over and over, but I personally find “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers” more difficult.

What do you guys think about “the world’s trickiest tongue twister?” Can you say it quickly?

Read more about it at The Daily Mail. 

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  1. It does seem just like a bunch of words that are hard to say together. Not my idea of a tongue twister.

    December 16, 2013
    • Agreed.

      December 16, 2013
  2. Reblogged this on Why am I like this??.

    December 16, 2013
  3. Reblogged this on Sk8tr.

    December 16, 2013
  4. ‘My sister’s shop sells shoes for sheep’ is much more difficult than the other tongue twister that isn’t even a tongue twister…

    December 16, 2013
  5. It is indeed very difficult to articulate by the fifth or sixth time, but as you said it doesn’t make sense, and therefore in my opinion at least should be ineligible.

    December 16, 2013
  6. The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.

    A perennial favorite.

    December 16, 2013
  7. Reblogged this on Curiosidades na internet.

    December 16, 2013
  8. What kind of a tongue-twister is that?! Yes, it’s difficult to say (so are lots of other words if you put them together and try to say them quickly) but it is certainly not my idea of a proper tongue-twister.

    Here are a couple of my favourites from my childhood: try saying “Red lorry, yellow lorry” quickly over and over. Difficult, isn’t it?

    And another: “Betty Botter bought a bit of butter.
    The butter Betty Botter bought was a bit bitter
    And made her batter bitter.
    But a bit of better butter makes better batter.
    So Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter
    Making Betty Botter’s bitter batter better”

    December 16, 2013
    • Ouch. All those Bs are brutal.

      December 16, 2013
    • I find that Betty Butter blah blah confusing, too …
      my tongue kind’a seem to have it’s own brain when I say it ..

      March 13, 2014
  9. That’s ridiculous. The best one from my childhood was this: “I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit. Upon the slitted sheet I sit.”

    December 16, 2013
  10. One smart feller, he felt smart…

    Two smart fellers, they felt smart…

    Etc.

    See how long you can do that one without messing up and laughing your butt off. Haha!

    December 17, 2013
  11. I think the biggest difficulty for my tongue is the lack of sense.

    December 17, 2013
  12. Reblogged this on Cindy is whispering here….

    December 19, 2013

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