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cougr
05-12-2013, 02:04 PM
"Pad kid poured curd pulled cold."

It may sound nonsensical but this jumble of words may just be the most tricky tongue twister ever, leaving tongue-tangling classics like Peter Piper and the seashell seller on the seashore in the dust.

In a recent speech study conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, volunteers were recorded saying different combinations of words (like "the top cop saw a cop top") which typically causes muddled speech.

The phrase "pad kid poured curd pulled cold" turned out to be the most challenging; so much so that "the test subjects couldn't even get through it," with some volunteers going mute altogether when they attempted to repeat the tongue-twisting sentence, according to a press release on the study.

"If anyone can say this [phrase] ten times quickly, they get a prize," said Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, an MIT psychologist who worked on the research........ (Is This The World's Hardest Tongue Twister?-The Huffington Post) (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/04/hardest-tongue-twister-study_n_4386585.html?utm_hp_ref=books)

Εγώ πάντως δεν το βρίσκω καθόλου δύσκολο.:whistle:

nickel
05-12-2013, 02:20 PM
Εγώ πάντως δεν το βρίσκω καθόλου δύσκολο.:whistle:
Το είπα δέκα φορές με τη δεύτερη. Θα έβαζα και ηχητικό αλλά θα ήταν με την τρίτη.
Το δικό μου μυστικό: τρεις δυάδες. Pad kid / poured curd / pulled cold.

SBE
05-12-2013, 06:25 PM
Κι εγώ δεν το βρήκα τόσο δύσκολο, αλλά μάλλον σκότωσα όλα τα φωνήεντα γιατί είμαι από άλλο χωριό και όχι από το αγγλόφωνο.

pontios
05-12-2013, 10:55 PM
It doesn't exactly roll/trip off the tongue (my tongue, anyway).
I stuttered/hesitated around the 8th or 9th repetition (my first attempt) - almost got through it - when I said it out loud and quickly.
A good challenge.
Thanks, cougr.

Try this one, too (the Japanese would find it impossible).
Clean clams crammed in clean cans.

daeman
05-12-2013, 11:28 PM
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Clean clamped clams crammed in clean clan cans. :cheek:


...Ευτυχώς που μου 'στειλαν πεσκέσι μια γκαμπό (http://www.lexilogia.gr/forum/showthread.php?t=5283)πιτα: σπανακολεμονοπορτοκαλομανταρινομηλοροδακινοβερικοκοφραουλοκερασοκαρπουζοδαμασκηνοτυροχορτοκοτολουκανικοχυλόπιτα. :p

And I'rr rower the rimit, you'rr be required to say it onry 1 time quickry, forwards and backwards. That's a charrenge arright.

pontios
06-12-2013, 12:13 AM
Pad kid poured curd pulled cold clean clamped clams crammed in clean clan cans. :cheek::cheek:

daeman
15-05-2017, 01:24 PM
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18 Tongue Twisters from around the world


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5RNk0zLwmo

Πάτα την πατάτα του παππού του που 'πε πάτα την πατάτα. :-p