Say this five times fast: She sells seashells by the seashore. Or: If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. But these famous tongue twisters are nothing compared to a new one created by MIT researchers who claim they’ve created the hardest tongue twister ever! Anthony and Trace see if they’re right.
Tripped tongues teach speech secrets
“Tongue twisters are not just fun to say; it turns out that these sound-related slip-ups can also open windows into the brain’s speech-planning processes. A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will report new insights gleaned from a comparison of two types of tongue twisters at the 166th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America…”
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