Sunday, 22 April 2012


I don't know if it's still done, but tongue twisters used to be part of a test for those who wanted to be on-air radio personalities -- they're great for practicing inunciation. I know a few kids who could use some regular practice with tongue twisters. The way they slur and mumble... drives me crazy! I swear, some of these kids, if you could SEE the words coming out of their mouths, they would be blurry.

But I digress. The main attraction with tongue twisters is that they are fun and entertaining. Fun to try yourself and fun to watch someone else try.

These are some of my favorite one-liners:
Tie twine to three tree twigs.
The sixth sheik has six sick sheep.
Rubber baby buggy bumper.

The 'say-fast-three-times' ones:
Irish wrist watch. Irish wrist watch. Irish wrist watch.
Toy boat. Toy boat. Toy boat.

Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.

I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's son
But I'm sittin' pluckin' feathers til the pheasant pluckin's done. (Irish Rovers)

I slit a sheet: a sheet I slit,
Upon the slitted sheet I sit.

What are your favorite tongue twisters?


  1. I had fun saying these out loud! I've only ever known She Sells Seashells and Peter Piper Picked A Peck of Picked Pepper. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. You're welcome. Thanks for visiting. :)

  3. One smart fellow, he felt smart
    Two smart fellows, they felt smart
    Three smart fellows, they felt smart
    Four smart fellows, they felt smart

    It's tricky, but with enough practice it can be recited very quickly without error. Try it.

  4. Peter Piper has always been my favorite. Also, Mares eat oats and does eat oats, but little lambs eat ivy. Love that one!!

    I’m a new follower via the A to Z. Nice to meet you!

    1. I like that one. It has a nice rhythm.
      Thanks for visiting. It's nice to meet you, too. I'm comin' over. :)

  5. I have enough trouble stringing a normal sentence together :) These are great. Is there any way to follow your blog by email? I can't use friend connect, It's only for blogger users

    1. Hmmm...that's a good question, Philip. I've seen that you can follow by email on other blogs and have been meaning to check into it for mine. Now is a good time for doing that.
      Thanks for visiting, it's nice to meet you.

      I'll check the email 'thingy' now. (See how I speak good 'tech talk?"). lol

    2. Great, I will keep checking back for the email 'thingy' :)