Forget ‘she sells sea shells on the sea shore’, a new tongue twister has been named as the worlds toughest.
Here it is (try to say is 10 times without making a mistake):
‘pad kid poured curd pulled cold’
A tongue-twister is a phrase that is purposefully designed to be difficult to say properly. Did you know that there is a sign-language equivalent of a tongue-twister? It’s called a finger-fumbler and is a series of signs that are difficult for hands to manage in sequence. The phrase ‘good blood, bad blood’ is an example of a finger-fumbler and a tongue twister.
This new tough tongue twister was designed as a research experiment by psychologists who were trying to find out about the brain’s speech-planning process. Most participants in the study couldn’t say it 10 times, some even clammed up and stopped speaking altogether, and others just lost control of their mouths.
Looking for some more phrases to twist your tongue around? Try these: