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A tongue twister is a phrase, sentence or rhyme that presents difficulties when spoken because it contains similar sounds - Whistle for the thistle sifter, for example. To get the full effect of a tongue twister you should try to repeat it several times, as quickly as possible, without stumbling or mispronouncing. Tongue twisters have long been a popular form of wordplay, particularly for schoolchildren, but they also have a more serious side being used in elocution teaching and in the treatment of some speech defects. The collection of funny tongue twisters presented here, however, is purely for entertainment, and consists of many old favorites as well as some new ones - try to tackle tricksy tongue twisters today! A B C D E F G H
A big black bug bit a big black bear, made the big black bear bleed blood. A bitter biting bittern Bit a better brother bittern, And the bitter better bittern Bit the bitter biter back. And the bitter bittern, bitten, By the better bitten bittern, Said: "I'm a bitter biter bit, alack!" Black bug's blood. The blue bluebird blinks. The bootblack bought the black boot back. A box of biscuits, a batch of mixed biscuits. Brad's big black bath brush broke.
Flash message! Flee from fog to fight flu fast! Fred fed Ted bread, and Ted fed Fred bread. Freshly fried flying fish, freshly fried flesh. Friendly Frank flips fine flapjacks.
Gertie's great-grandma grew aghast at Gertie's grammar. Girl gargoyle, guy gargoyle. Give me the gift of a griptop sock: a drip-drape, ship-shape, tip-top sock. Give Mr. Snipe's wife's knife a swipe. Good blood, bad blood. Greek grapes.
Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie? Cedar shingles should be shaved and saved. A cheap ship trip.
Chop shops stock chops. Comical economists. Cows graze in groves on grass which grows in grooves in groves. Crisp crusts crackle crunchily. The crow flew over the river with a lump of raw liver.
Amidst the mists and coldest frosts, With stoutest wrists and loudest boasts, He thrusts his fist against the posts And still insists he sees the ghosts. Are our oars oak? Around the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck If a woodchuck could chuck wood? He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, And chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would If a woodchuck could chuck wood.
I cannot bear to see a bear Bear down upon a hare. When bare of hair he strips the hare, Right there I cry, "Forbear!" I can think of six thin things and of six thick things too. I correctly recollect Rebecca MacGregor's reckoning. If a Hottentot taught a Hottentot tot To talk ere the tot could totter, Ought the Hottenton tot Be taught to say aught, or naught, Or what ought to be taught her? If to hoot and to toot a Hottentot tot Be taught by her Hottentot tutor, Ought the tutor get hot If the Hottentot tot Hoot and toot at her Hottentot tutor? If one doctor doctors another doctor, does the doctor who doctors the doctor doctor the doctor the way the doctor he is doctoring doctors? Or
Betty and Bob brought back blue balloons from the big bazaar. Betty better butter Brad's bread. Betty Botter bought some butter, "But," she said, "this butter's bitter. If I bake this bitter butter, It will make my batter bitter. But a bit of better butter That would make my batter better." So she bought a bit of butter, Better than her bitter butter, And she baked it in her batter, And the batter was not bitter. So 'twas better Betty Botter Bought a bit of better butter.
Don't pamper damp scamp tramps that camp under ramp lamps. A dozen double damask dinner napkins. Draw drowsy ducks and drakes.
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Fat frogs flying past fast. A fat thrush flies through thick fog.
And Mr. The sawingest saw I ever saw saw was the saw I saw saw in Arkansas. Now See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw Before Soar saw See. A pleasant place to place a plaice is a place where a plaice is pleased to be placed. The kitten that was bitten had a button for an eye. Mix! Moose noshing much mush. At last the bear could bear no more Of that boar that bored him on the moor. and she saw I saw Esau. Say this sharply. for if you pass proficiently. Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better. One-One was a racehorse. We stand behind before we find What those behind be for. The Leith police dismisseth us. For kneading of noodles. Two-Two won one. But it was sad to see Soar so sore Just because See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw! My dame hath a lame tame crane. The bear could not bear the boar. and on the slitted sheet I sit. 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. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Selfish shellfish. perhaps you'll play professionally. Kris Kringle carefully crunched on candy canes. he saw me.does he doctor the doctor the way the doctor who doctors doctors? If Stu chews shoes. Old oily Ollie oils old oily autos. the sheet I slit. Peggy Babcock. Irish wristwatch. And so one morn he bored the boar That boar will bore the bear no more. But did my neat knickers but need to be kneed. say this sweetly. Pacific Lithograph. When One-One won one race. Plague-bearing prairie dogs. should Stu choose the shoes he chews? I'm not the pheasant plucker. I need not your needles. I never felt a piece of felt Which felt as fine as that felt felt. too. Once upon a barren moor There dwelt a bear. too. Mix. S (Top) Sam's shop stocks short spotted socks. Which made Soar sore. The cotton batten cat was bitten by a rat. I'm the pheasant plucker's mate. O (Top) The ochre ogre ogled the poker. See's saw would not have sawed Soar's seesaw. I then should have need of your needles indeed. Say this sixteen times in succession. Pretty Kitty Creighton had a cotton batten cat. Two-Two was one. yellow leather. 'twere needless. I saw Esau. The boar thought the bear a bore. Q (Top) K (Top) Quick kiss. they're needless to me. And biting off the button made the cotton batten fly. pickled peppers? If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Say this shortly. Mixed biscuits. I'm only plucking pheasants 'Cause the pheasant plucker's late. I slit the sheet. Had Soar seen See's saw Before See sawed Soar's seesaw. say this softly. A proper cup of coffee from a proper copper coffee pot. Knapsack straps. My dame hath a crane that is lame. also a boar. Soar owned a seesaw. Listen to the local yokel yodel. Lily ladles little Letty's lentil soup. M (Top) P (Top) Many an anemone sees an enemy anemone. yellow lorry. See owned a saw. sir? I thought a thought But the thought I thought Was not the thought I thought I thought. Shelter for six sick scenic sightseers. Preshrunk silk shirts. Miss. Red lorry. Lovely lemon liniment. Mr. On mules we find two legs behind And two we find before. L (Top) A laurel-crowned clown. Quicker kiss. Inchworms itching. Is this your sister's sixth zither. you see. R (Top) Red leather. Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked? Pick a partner and practice passing. When first I felt that felt hat's felt. Ruby Rugby's brother bought and brought her back some rubber babybuggy bumpers. The myth of Miss Muffet. So See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw. Did Peter Piper pick a peck of . Pope Sixtus VI's six texts. N (Top) Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely. Of all the felt I ever felt. Please pay promptly. I saw Esau kissing Kate. The minx mixed a medicinal mixture.
And tonight's a night that's light. Socks and shoes shines Susan. From her tree toad bower With her three-toed power The she-toad vetoed him. White eraser? Right away. Which switch. and amicably welcoming him home. For shoes and socks shock Susan. he three twines will entwist. The sinking steamer sank. Shy Shelly says she shall sew sheets. It is really not quite right To light night-lights with their slight lights On a light night like tonight. Six twin-screwed steel steam cruisers. The two-twenty-two train tore through the tunnel. She ceases shining shoes and socks. Sixish. Thieves seize skis. Six short slow shepherds. The two-toed tree toad tried to win The three-toed she-toad's heart. Tim. Miss." Sure the ship's shipshape. A tree toad loved a she-toad Who lived up in a tree. What time does the wristwatch strap shop shut? When a twister a-twisting will twist him a twist. The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick. Sly Sam slurps Sally's soup. Six shimmering sharks sharply striking shins. When a night's light. Two toads. W (Top) We surely shall see the sun shine soon. I'm sure. but the stump thunk the skunk stunk. sir! T (Top) That bloke's back bike brake-block broke. He couldn't please her whim. Sinful Caesar sipped his snifter. A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk. The shells she sells are seashells. Shredded Swiss cheese. For a night-light's light's a slight light. we were watching window washers wash Washington's windows with warm washing water. Sheep should sleep in a shed. like tonight's light. Gray were the geese and green was the grass. Miss? Which witch wished which wicked wish? Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches? While we were walking. Y (Top) You've no need to light a night-light On a light night like tonight. Toy boat. sir. Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep. But the two-toed tree toad tried in vain. the thin twin tinsmith. swan. Strange strategic statistics. Six sharp smart sharks. The twine that untwisteth untwisteth the twist. She stood on the balcony inexplicably mimicking him hiccuping. She was a thistle sifter and sifted thistles through a thistle sieve. totally tired. swan! U (Top) Unique New York. Sixish. Six slippery snails slid slowly seaward. Some shun sunshine. Well swum. Swan swam over the sea. Toy boat. Swim. swim! Swan swam back again. The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed Shilly-shallied south. Said the two to the tutor: "Is it harder to toot or To tutor two tooters to toot?" Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs. For the two-toed tree toad loved the ground That the three-toed tree toad trod. seized his knees. He was a two-toed tree toad But a three-toed toad was she. and sneezed. What noise annoys a noisy oyster? A noisy noise annoys a noisy oyster. V (Top) Vincent vowed vengence very vehemently. But if one of the twines of the twist do untwist. These sheep shouldn't sleep in a shack. is the right switch for Ipswich. Strict strong stringy Stephen Stretch slickly snared six sickly silky snakes. A truly rural frugal ruler's mural. Susan shineth shoes and socks. "Someone should show Sylvia some strokes so she shall not sink. A tutor who tooted the flute Tried to tutor two tooters to toot. . Toy boat. Whistle for the thistle sifter. The soldiers should have shooters on their shoulders. Six sticky sucker sticks. Sixish. Six sick slick slim sycamore saplings. For the twisting a twist. Three free throws. Three gray geese in the green grass grazing. Three twigs twined tightly. surprised. "Surely Sylvia swims!" shrieked Sammy.She sells seashells on the seashore.