MIT Researchers Find Doozy of a Tongue-Twister
'Pad kid poured curd pulled cold'
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2013 3:45 PM CST
Loading... Please wait

(Newser) – Go ahead, rattle it off 10 times fast: "Pad kid poured curd pulled cold." MIT researchers doubt you can pull it off, reports the Huffington Post. That particular phrase so flummoxed test subjects in a study of speech errors that some simply stopped speaking, according to a release from the American Institute of Physics. But it wasn't all fun and games: Results may shed light on brain functions. "When things go wrong, that can tell you something about how the typical, error-free operation should go," says an MIT psychologist. In the meantime: "Pad kid poured curd pulled cold."

View 1 image
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
MIT Researchers Find Doozy of a Tongue-Twister is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 26 comments
Dec 7, 2013 6:24 PM CST
Thanks, MIT! I had been wondering if you were putting my tuition dollars to good use.
Dec 6, 2013 9:46 PM CST
I said MIT's tongue twister 10 times without a problem. Duh. Now say THIS 5 times fast( without laughing) One smart man he felt smart, two smart men they both felt smart, three smart men they all felt smart. A tongue twister great for parties!
Dec 6, 2013 8:31 PM CST
So they got Ozzy's illegitimate son for the picture?