Friday, 11 January 2008

TONGUE TWISTERS



TONGUE TWISTERS


An expression that is difficult to articulate clearly

"'rubber baby buggy bumper' is a tongue twister"


Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper
A peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper
Where’s the peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked?


Betty bought a bit of butter, but the butter was bitter
So Betty bought a bit better butter
To make the bitter butter better butter.


A wright has no right to write the rites of a Church.


She sells sea-shells on the sea shore.


Don’t trouble trouble until trouble troubles you,
If you trouble trouble trouble will trouble you.


Sunshine Susie sat in solitude and isolation
sighing and singing sad songs.


A fly flew past Flo’s flat, and a fly flew past fat Flo
Is the fly that flew past fat Flo,
the same fly that flew past Flo’s flat ?


A glasgow glazier’s glorious gleaming green glass gasglobes.


A glowing gleam glowing green.


A jester from Leicester went to see Esther,
But as Esther was taking her siesta,


The jester from Leicester didn’t see Esther.


A lovely large labrador licked Linda lovingly.


A maid with a duster, made a furious bluster dusting a bust in the hall.


When the bust it was dusted the bust it was busted, the bust it was dust, that’s all.


An artist went to sea to see what he could see at sea to draw,
But all the artist saw at sea was, what we always see at sea — sea, see?


A purely rural duel truly plural is beter than a purely plural duel truly rural.


A queer quick questioning quiz.


A selfish shellfish smelt a stalefush.


If the stale fish was a smelt then the selfish shellfish smelt a smelt.


A sick sparrow sand six sad spring songs sitting sheltering under a squat shrub.


Chelsi’s chilly cheap chip shop sells Chelsi’s cheap chips.


Cheerful charles chose cherry chocolates for Cheri.


Cliff Cross crossed the criss-cross crossing
The criss-cross crossing Cliff Cross crossed
When Cliff Cross crossed the criss-cross crossing
Where’s the criss-cross crossing Cliff Cross crossed ?


Cook cooked a cup of cold creamy custard.


Crazy cooks cut chunky chips for cheeky chaps.


Double bubbles Double bubble gums
But the bubble that Double bubbles
Doubles whenever Double bubbles.


Educated Elia’s elephant enjoys everyting elegant.


Five fashionable females flying to France for fresh French fashions.


Five frantic fat frogs fled from fifty fierce fishes.


Forty fat farmers fought over a field of fine fresh fodder.


Four famous fishermen found for flounders—flippers flapping
furiously— faithfully following four floppy female flatfish.


George Gibbs grabs crabs, crabs George Gibbs grabs.

If George Gibbs grabs crabs,
Where are the crabs George Gibbs grabed ?


Good, better, best, never let it rest
Till your good is better, and your better is the best.


How many cans can a caner can, if a canner can can cans?


A canner can can as many cans as a canner can,
if a canner can can cans.


How many cuckoos could a good cook cook , if a cook could cook cuckoos?


If neither he sells seashells, nor she sells seashells,
Who shall sell seashells? Shall seashells be sold?


I saw a saw in Warsaw and of all the saws I ever saw,
I never saw like the saw I saw in Warsaw.


Is it not right to light a night light on a light night like tonight ?


I snuff shop snuff. Do you snuff shop sunff ?


Sheep should not sleep in a sleek shack:

Sheep should sleep on a sheepy sack


Six silly sisters sell silk to six sickly senior citizens.


Some say sweet-scented shaving soap soothes sore skins.


Ten tiny tortoises talk to twenty timid toads.


The busy bee buzzed busily around the busy beehive.


The drain in the train dripped again and agin,


Ten tiny tortoises talk to twenty timid toads.


The busy bee buzzed busily around the busy beehive.


The drain in the train dripped again and agin,
until the drain in the train dripped dry.


The librarian lent his literacy list to the Latin master to select lenghthy lessons.


They thanked them thoroughly.


They threw three thick things.


Thirty thrifty whistling washers witchingly whistling, wishing washing was washed.


This crisp crust crackless crunchily.


Twenty tinkers took two hundred tintacks to Toy Town.
If twenty tinkers took two hundred tintacks to Toy Town,
How many tintacks to Toy Town did each of the twenty tinkers going to Toy Town take?


Typing ten-times-tables takes more time than typing ten-times-two.


Who washed Washington’s white woollen underwear when
Washington’s washer woman went West?


Willf Willie Wilkins be willing to wish Willis welcome words?


You can have fried fresh fish, fish fried fresh,
Fresh fried fish, fresh fish fried, or fish fresh fried.


A notable doctor was not able to operate because he had no table.


Bedre Manjunath

Bedre Foundation for Non-Formal Education, Research and Training

Chitradurga.

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