Say It Ten Times Fast — And Don’t Lose Your Teeth


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Forget Peter Piper and his Peck of Pickled Pepper – psychologists have come up with what may be the world’s most frustrating tongue twister.

It may not make much sense, but the phrase ‘pad kid poured curd pulled cold’ completely defeated volunteers taking part in a U.S. speech study.

Asked to repeat the phrase 10 times at a fast lick, many of the participants clammed up and stopped talking altogether, according to lead researcher Dr. Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston.

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