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(IOL.co.za)   MIT scientists engineer world's toughest tongue-twister, although MIT's toughest tongue-twister is still "Would you like to go out for dinner Friday night?"   (iol.co.za) divider line 30
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2013-12-05 09:08:33 AM
I feel like some professions have come to the edge of the cliff.
 
2013-12-05 09:11:31 AM
MIT is in Cambridge, Daily Fail.
 
2013-12-05 09:17:33 AM
That's not that tough. "Dish soap shots" or "Toy Boat" were the hardest ones for me.
 
2013-12-05 09:27:25 AM

Booyaxe: That's not that tough. "Dish soap shots" or "Toy Boat" were the hardest ones for me.


Same here. I just repeated the one in the article over and over with no problem. But then I tried "dish soap shots" and can't do it once.
 
2013-12-05 09:33:57 AM

Booyaxe: That's not that tough. "Dish soap shots" or "Toy Boat" were the hardest ones for me.


I sit in solemn silence on a dull, dark dock in a pestilential prison with a life-long lock; awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock from a cheap and chippy chopper on a big, black block.

I am a mother-pheasant plucker. I pluck mother pheasants. I am the pleasantest mother-pheasant plucker to ever pluck a mother pheasant.

// the two hardest I know
 
2013-12-05 09:44:27 AM

Booyaxe: That's not that tough. "Dish soap shots" or "Toy Boat" were the hardest ones for me.


What's to hard? "Dish shoap shots, dish shoap, shots"

/nailed it
 
2013-12-05 09:56:47 AM

Autodidact: Booyaxe: That's not that tough. "Dish soap shots" or "Toy Boat" were the hardest ones for me.

What's to hard? "Dish shoap shots, dish shoap, shots"

/nailed it



A winner is you!

"Blue bugs black blood" and "unique new york" are another couple of good ones
 
2013-12-05 10:08:25 AM
The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep is sick.
 
2013-12-05 10:11:50 AM

Bruce Campbell: The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep is sick.


The sixth thick sheik's thixth sheep.......screw it. beer.
 
2013-12-05 10:24:12 AM
"World's toughest tongue twister"?

Has nothing on "strč prst skrz krk".

And the !Kung people have a language that will make your head explode.

Good job assuming English is the only language in the world, subby.
 
2013-12-05 10:26:45 AM
 
2013-12-05 10:35:53 AM

RalphW: MIT is in Cambridge, Daily Fail.


Our fair city...
 
2013-12-05 10:51:26 AM
My favorite tongue twisters are also the names of two of my favorite CDs:

Wasps' Nests by the Sixths
Hyacinths and Thistles by the Sixths
 
2013-12-05 11:05:43 AM

max_pooper: RalphW: MIT is in Cambridge, Daily Fail.

Our fair city...


HA ha Ha hA HA *rasp* HAHAHahahaHAhaHaHA
 
2013-12-05 11:23:50 AM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: "World's toughest tongue twister"?

Has nothing on "strč prst skrz krk".

And the !Kung people have a language that will make your head explode.

Good job assuming English is the only language in the world, subby.


Yeah, Japan loves itself some tongue-twisters, too.  Here's some fun ones:

輸出車 輸出湯 輸出酢
Yushutsu-sha yushutsu-yu yushutsu-su
(Export car, export hot water, export vinegar)

魔術師手術中、手術中集中術著述
Majutsushi shujutsuchuu, shujutsuchuu shuuchuu jutsu chojutsu
(The magician in the middle of surgery was intensely writing in the middle of surgery)

竹垣に竹立てかけたのは、竹立てかけたかったから、竹立てかけた
Takegaki ni take tatekaketa no wa, take tatekaketakatta kara, take tatekateta
(The bamboo I leaned against the fence is the bamboo I wanted to lean, so I leaned the bamboo)
 
2013-12-05 11:43:28 AM
"Unique New York" is a hard one to say two or three times in a row.
 
2013-12-05 12:01:17 PM
Smart fella fella he felt smart
 
2013-12-05 12:09:07 PM
if said MIT scientist/engineer is making the dollars, he won't have to look for the girls. they'll come to him.  Capitalism.
 
2013-12-05 12:10:30 PM
don't get me wrong, looks do count to a point.  but that bar is fairly low if the dollars are right.   and the more dollars there are, the lower that bar gets.

Capitalism.
 
2013-12-05 12:12:50 PM

jat26006: I feel like some professions have come to the edge of the cliff.



well,  enough money and free time produces ding bats.    like david letteman's quote:  you act like you have alot of free time.
 
2013-12-05 01:07:48 PM
 
2013-12-05 01:11:41 PM
The real news: Psychologist, Dr Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, a researcher at MIT receives funding to study tongue twisters because all the other, more important area's of behavior and mental processes have been solved.
 
2013-12-05 01:33:44 PM
Because why not add tones to your tongue twisters as well...

ชามเขียวคว่ำเช้า ชามขาวคว่ำค่ำ. 
chaamM khiaaoR khwamF chaaoH chaamM khaaoR khwamF khamF
[tongue twister] "The green bowl is turned upside down in the morning; The white bowl is turned upside down at night."

http://www.thai-language.com/id/589866 a bunch of them with audio.
 
2013-12-05 01:33:53 PM
There's something I want to say that's always been very difficult for me to say. . .

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit.

There. I've never been relaxed enough around anyone to say that.
 
2013-12-05 01:38:48 PM

domine: The real news: Psychologist, Dr Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, a researcher at MIT receives funding to study tongue twisters because all the other, more important area's of behavior and mental processes have been solved.


Did you read the article?  The purpose was to study how the brain processes speech, and studying combinations of words that people have a hard time saying seems like an obvious stress test.  If you can isolate why people get tied by tongue-twisters, you can probably use that information to help people with speech impediments.

We know that "the sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is hard to say, but WHY is it hard to say?  It can't just be the shapes our mouths make, because I'll bet you have a hard time reciting that phrase quickly even in your head.  There's something at the brain level that gets tied up when faced with certain combinations of sounds, and that's what this was studying.
 
2013-12-05 02:04:53 PM
Good blood bad blood
Good blood blad blood
Glued blod bad blood
Glood blod blad bloaaaahhhhhhrhrrrggg

Got dammit!
 
2013-12-05 02:45:17 PM
The nastiest I've seen is:

The seething sea ceaseth, and thus the seething sea sufficeth us.
 
2013-12-06 12:17:33 AM
 
2013-12-06 01:53:12 AM
Sinful Caesar sipped his snifter, seized his knees, and sneezed.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-06 07:45:57 AM
Irish wristwatch.
 
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