• Question: Why do we find it hard to say tongue twisters ?

    Asked by Resh@science to Hayley, Jimi on 18 Mar 2016.
    • Photo: Jimi Wills

      Jimi Wills answered on 18 Mar 2016:

      Motor memory!

      We’re just not used to putting the sounds together that quickly in that order. Once you practise saying them, they’re easy.

    • Photo: Hayley Moulding

      Hayley Moulding answered on 18 Mar 2016:

      Peter Piper picked a ppapppa… I can’t even write it!! It is because the group of words and sounds and pronunciation is not a usual sentence. We don’t use them in sentences often because of the way our mouths and brain work to produce sounds and sentences.

      Our brains need to re-train to be able to say this abnormal sentences.

      Red lorry, yellow lorry… haha.