Friday, January 16, 2009

Who doesn’t love tongue twisters? A tongue twister is a phrase designed to be difficult to articulate properly. In other words, it twists your tongue. Tongue twisters are great fun, nonetheless, and a perfect way to kill time.
By the way, many tongue twisters also make use of alliteration, to get the desired effect.

So, here’s a list of thirty-three tricky tongue twisters to have some fun with. Enjoy tongue twisting!
1. A quick witted cricket critic.
2. How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
3. Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
4. Roberta ran rings around the Roman ruins.
5. I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won’t wish the wish you wish to wish.
6. Six sick slick slim sycamore saplings.
7. Shy Shelly says she shall sew sheets.
8. Friendly Frank flips fine flapjacks.
9. Betty bought butter but the butter was bitter, so Betty bought better butter to make the bitter butter better.
10. Six savory sausages sizzling
11. Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.
12. The boot black bought the black boot back.
13. Which witch wished which wicked wish?
14. Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.
15. Sarah saw a shot-silk sash shop full of shot-silk sashes as the sunshine shone on the side of the shot-silk sash shop.
16. Gertie’s great-grandma grew aghast at Gertie’s grammar.
17. The two-twenty-two train tore through the tunnel.
18. Did Dick Pickens prick his pinkie pickling cheap cling peaches in an inch of Pinch or framing his famed French finch photos?
19. How many cookies could a good cook cook if a good cook could cook cookies? A good cook could cook as much cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies. [P.S: this one's really twisted!]
20. Three short sword sheaths.
21. Six slimy snails sailed silently.
22. Seven slick slimey snakes slowly sliding southward.
23. I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch.
24. Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.
25. Don’t pamper damp scamp tramps that camp under ramp lamps.
26. Betty and Bob brought back blue balloons from the big bazaar.
27. Who washed Washington’s white woollen underwear when Washington’s washer woman went west?
28. Tom threw Tim three thumbtacks.
29. The big black bug bit a big black bear
30. The soldiers shouldered shooters on their shoulders.
31. Cows graze in groves on grass which grows in grooves in groves.
32. Little Mike left his bike like Tike at Spike’s.
33. How many sheets could a sheet slitter slit if a sheet slitter could slit sheets?

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