Popular Tongue Twisters


Requirement 2 of the Bear, Roaring Laughter Adventure has us reading tongue twisters. Before we dive into these twisted phrases, lets first get an understanding of what a tongue twister is. A tongue twister is a phrase that is designed to be difficult to articulate properly, and can be used as a type of spoken (or sung) word game. 

Here are some popular tongue twisters.

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.

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?

She sells sea shells by the seashore.

Betty bought a bit of butter.
But the butter Betty bought was bitter.
so Betty bought a better butter,
and it was better than the butter Betty bought before. 

Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep. 
The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed
Shilly-shallied south. 
These sheep shouldn't sleep in a shack; 
Sheep should sleep in a shed.

The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick.

Round the rough and rugged rock the ragged rascal rudely ran.

Amidst the mists and coldest frosts,
With stoutest wrists and loudest boasts,
He thrusts his fists against the posts,
And still insists he sees the ghosts.

Two tiny timid toads trying to trot to Tarrytown.

Nine nimble noblemen nibbling nuts.

Eve eating eagerly elegant Easter eggs.

Ingenious iguanas improvising an intricate impromptu on impossibly-impractical instruments.

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he?

He threw three free throws.

Three thin thinkers thinking thick thoughtful thoughts.

Six slippery snails, slid slowly seaward.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream