Tongue Twister

twister_game_lakewood_ohioI’m thinking the multi-colored game you play on the floor with several others, you know, left foot on blue, right hand on red, left hand green. Wouldn’t it hurt if someone stepped on your tongue during a game of Tongue Twister?
But that’s not what it’s about.
It’s the 8th annual International Tongue Twister contest in Burlington, Wisconsin.
Prizes will go to those who can say the most in 10 seconds without twisting their tongue.
There is even a foreign language division.
Here are some tongue twisters I found and thought you would enjoy. Don’t hurt yourself.

I thought a thought. But the thought I thought wasn’t the thought I thought I thought.
If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought, I wouldn’t have thought so much.

The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

A quick witted cricket critic.

I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.
Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.

How many boards
Could the Mongols hoard
If the Mongol hordes got bored?
from the comic Calvin & Hobbes, by Bill Waterson
Send toast to ten tense stout saints’ ten tall tents.
by Raymond Weisling
How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?

Denise sees the fleece,
Denise sees the fleas.
At least Denise could sneeze
and feed and freeze the fleas.

Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.

If Stu chews shoes, should Stu choose the shoes he chews?

Through three cheese trees three free fleas flew.
While these fleas flew, freezy breeze blew.
Freezy breeze made these three trees freeze.
Freezy trees made these trees’ cheese freeze.
That’s what made these three free fleas sneeze.
from Fox in Sox by Dr. Seuss

Betty Botter bought some butter but, said she, the butter’s bitter.
If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter will make my bitter batter better.
So she bought some better butter, better than the bitter butter,
put it in her bitter batter, made her bitter batter better.
So ’twas better Betty Botter bought some better butter.

She sells sea shells by the sea shore.
The shells she sells are surely seashells.
So if she sells shells on the seashore,
I’m sure she sells seashore shells.

A Tudor who tooted a flute
tried to tutor two tooters to toot.
Said the two to their tutor,
“Is it harder to toot
or to tutor two tooters to toot?”


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3 thoughts on “Tongue Twister

  1. How can a reflected light reflected on to a mirror can be reflected back to the reflected place from where it started reflecting

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