Tongue Twisters in English

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A tongue-twister is a phrase that is designed to be difficult to articulate properly, and can be used as a type of spoken (or sung) word game. Some tongue-twisters produce results that are humorous (or humorously vulgar) when they are mispronounced, while others simply rely on the confusion and mistakes of the speaker for their amusement value.

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Start by saying the tongue-twister slowly, then try to speed up. Once you can say a tongue twister through, try to say it twice or three times in a row for a bigger challenge.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?

Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?

Frivolously fanciful Fannie fried fresh fish furiously.

To begin to toboggan first buy a toboggan, but don’t buy too big a toboggan.

Too big a toboggan is too big a toboggan to buy to begin to toboggan.

She saw Sharif’s shoes on the sofa.

But was she so sure those were Sharif’s shoes she saw?

Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.

If you were asked to stand in a black background, would you stand in a brown background.

Seventy-seven benevolent elephants.

The chic Sikh’s sixty-sixth sheep is sick.

A loyal warrior will rarely worry why we rule.

A pessimistic pest exists amidst us.

Drew Dodd’s dad’s dog’s dead.

One shot of Scott’s Schnapps stopped Schwab’s watch.

She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore.

The shells she sells are sea-shells, I’m sure.

For if she sells sea-shells on the sea-shore

Then I’m sure she sells sea-shore shells.

Betty Botter bought a bit of butter.

The butter Betty Botter bought was a bit bitter and made her batter bitter.

But a bit of better butter makes better batter.

So Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter.

Making Betty Botter’s bitter batter better.

Irish Wristwatch, Swiss Wristwatch.

Old Mother Hunt had a rough cut punt. Not a punt cut rough, but a rough cut punt.

A Proper Copper Coffee Pot.

The sixth sitting sheet-slitter slit six sheets.

Peggy Badcock.

Pad kid poured curd pulled cold.

The seething sea ceaseth and thus the seething sea sufficeth us.

 

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