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Kathie Lee and Hoda stumped by Brad Pitt's odd disorder

May 22, 2013 at 10:47 AM ET

Ever heard of "prosopagnosia?" Neither have Hoda and Kathie Lee.

The ladies had a good laugh on Wednesday thanks to Brad Pitt, who recently told "Esquire" he thinks he suffers from the disorder, which is a fancied up way of saying that he has trouble recognizing people.

It's also known as "face blindness," but as evinced by KLG and Hoda's glee, "prosopagnosia" is a much funnier word to say... or to attempt to. It took them a couple of tries.


"He also talks about a time in his life when he smoked so much marijuana that I don't know how he recognized anybody's face," said KLG. Decent point you make there, Kath.

So if you see Brad Pitt on the street and he doesn't recognize you, that's why.

Video: TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb chat about Brad Pitt’s Esquire magazine interview, in which he speculates about whether he has a medical condition that makes it difficult to remember the faces of people he has met.

Julieanne Smolinski contributor who is often mistaken forAngelina Jolie.