Tongue Twisters

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Tongue Twisters

This is a fairly large collection of Tongue Twisters, you can easily add new ones by commenting or emailing them to me.

Older Twisters

December 2005

Are you copper bottoming them my man
No I’m aluminiuming them Mum

nikkie – HOW MUCH OIL COULD A GUM BOIL BOIL IF A GUM BOIL COULD BOIL OIL – Wed Apr 19 2006

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.

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?
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 sea shore.
The shells she sells are surely seashells.
So if she sells shells on the seashore,
I’m sure she sells seashore shells.

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.

Betty Botter had some butter,
“But,” she said, “this butter’s bitter.
If I bake this bitter butter,
it would 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.

One smart fellow, he felt smart.
Two smart fellows, they felt smart.
Three smart fellows, they all felt smart.

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?”

I am not the pheasant plucker,
I’m the pheasant plucker’s mate.
I am only plucking pheasants
’cause the pheasant plucker’s running late.

A flea and a fly flew up in a flue.
Said the flea, “Let us fly!”
Said the fly, “Let us flee!”
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

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!”

Mr. See owned a saw.
And Mr. Soar owned a seesaw.
Now See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw
Before Soar saw See,
Which made Soar sore.
Had Soar seen See’s saw
Before See sawed Soar’s seesaw,
See’s saw would not have sawed
Soar’s seesaw.
So See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw.
But it was sad to see Soar so sore
Just because See’s saw sawed
Soar’s seesaw!

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 need not your needles, they’re needless to me;
For kneading of noodles, ’twere needless, you see;
But did my neat knickers but need to be kneed,
I then should have need of your needles indeed.

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.

A tree toad loved a she-toad
Who lived up in a tree.
He was a two-toed tree toad
But a three-toed toad was she.
The two-toed tree toad tried to win
The three-toed she-toad’s heart,
For the two-toed tree toad loved the ground
That the three-toed tree toad trod.
But the two-toed tree toad tried in vain.
He couldn’t please her whim.
From her tree toad bower
With her three-toed power
The she-toad vetoed him.

You’ve no need to light a night-light
On a light night like tonight,
For a night-light’s light’s a slight light,
And tonight’s a night that’s light.
When a night’s light, like tonight’s light,
It is really not quite right
To light night-lights with their slight lights
On a light night like tonight.

Say this sharply, say this sweetly,
Say this shortly, say this softly.
Say this sixteen times in succession.

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.
Of all the felt I ever felt,
I never felt a piece of felt
which felt as fine as that felt felt,
when first I felt that felt hat’s felt.
Swan swam over the sea,
Swim, swan, swim!
Swan swam back again
Well swum, swan!
I thought a thought.
But the thought I thought wasn’t the thought
I thought I thought.
Susan shineth shoes and socks;
socks and shoes shines Susan.
She ceased shining shoes and socks,
for shoes and socks shock Susan.
When a twister a-twisting will twist him a twist,
For the twisting of his twist, he three twines doth intwist;
But if one of the twines of the twist do untwist,
The twine that untwisteth untwisteth the twist.

Untwirling the twine that untwisteth between,
He twirls, with his twister, the two in a twine;
Then twice having twisted the twines of the twine,
He twitcheth the twice he had twined in twain.

The twain that in twining before in the twine,
As twines were intwisted he now doth untwine;
Twist the twain inter-twisting a twine more between,
He, twirling his twister, makes a twist of the twine.
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 does he doctor
the doctor the way the doctor who doctors doctors?
A big black bug bit a big black bear,
made the big black bear bleed blood.
“Surely Sylvia swims!” shrieked Sammy, surprised.
“Someone should show Sylvia some strokes so she shall not sink.”
A big black bug bit a big black bear,
made the big black bear bleed blood.
If Stu chews shoes, should Stu
choose the shoes he chews?
What a shame such a shapely sash
should such shabby stitches show.
The seething seas ceaseth
and twiceth the seething seas sufficeth us.
Two Truckee truckers truculently truckling
to have truck to truck two trucks of truck.

Give me the gift of a grip top sock:
a drip-drape, ship-shape, tip-top sock.
While we were walking, we were watching window washers
wash Washington’s windows with warm washing water.
I saw Esau kissing Kate. I saw Esau,
he saw me, and she saw I saw Esau.
The crow flew over the river
with a lump of raw liver.
Who washed Washington’s white woolen underwear
when Washington’s washer woman went west?
The sawingest saw I ever saw saw
was the saw I saw saw in Arkansas.
A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk,
but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.
Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager
imagining managing an imaginary menagerie?
A lusty lady loved a lawyer
and longed to lure him from his laboratory.
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.
Three gray geese in the green grass grazing.
Gray were the geese and green was the grass.
A pleasant place to place a plaice is a place
where a plaice is pleased to be placed.
Strict strong stringy Stephen Stretch
slickly snared six sickly silky snakes.
My dame hath a lame tame crane,
My dame hath a crane that is lame.
Ruby Rugby’s brother bought and brought her
back some rubber baby-buggy bumpers.
Brisk brave brigadiers brandished broad bright blades,
blunderbusses, and bludgeons — balancing them badly.
They have left the thriftshop, and lost both their theatre tickets and the
volume of valuable licenses and coupons for free theatrical frills and thrills.

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.
Whereat with blade,
with bloody, blameful blade,
he bravely broached his boiling bloody breast.
She stood on the balcony
inexplicably mimicing him hiccupping,
and amicably welcoming him home.
On mules we find two legs behind
and two we find before.
We stand behind before we find
what those behind be for.
One-One was a racehorse.
Two-Two was one, too.
When One-One won one race,
Two-Two won one, too.
Pick a partner and practice passing,
for if you pass proficiently,
perhaps you’ll play professionally.
Once upon a barren moor
There dwelt a bear, also a boar.
The bear could not bear the boar.
The boar thought the bear a bore.
At last the bear could bear no more
Of that boar that bored him on the moor,
And so one morn he bored the boar–
That boar will bore the bear no more.
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?
Sarah sitting in her Chevrolet,
All she does is sits and shifts,
All she does is sits and shifts.
Ned Nott was shot
and Sam Shott was not.
So it is better to be Shott
than Nott.
Some say Nott
was not shot.
But Shott says
he shot Nott.
Either the shot Shott shot at Nott
was not shot,

(or)

Nott was shot.
If the shot Shott shot shot Nott,
Nott was shot.
But if the shot Shott shot shot Shott,
then Shott was shot,
not Nott.
However,
the shot Shott shot shot not Shott —
but Nott.
There was a young fisher named Fischer
Who fished for a fish in a fissure.
The fish with a grin,
Pulled the fisherman in;
Now they’re fishing the fissure for Fischer.
Pretty Kitty Creighton had a cotton batten cat.
The cotton batten cat was bitten by a rat.
The kitten that was bitten had a button for an eye,
And biting off the button made the cotton batten fly.
Suddenly swerving, seven small swans
Swam silently southward,
Seeing six swift sailboats
Sailing sedately seaward.
If you stick a stock of liquor in your locker,
It’s slick to stick a lock upon your stock,
Or some stickler who is slicker
Will stick you of your liquor
If you fail to lock your liquor
With a lock!
Theophiles Thistle, the successful thistle-sifter,
in sifting a sieve full of un-sifted thistles,
thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb.
Now…..if Theophiles Thistle, the successful thistle-sifter,
in sifting a sieve full of un-sifted thistles,
thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb,
see that thou, in sifting a sieve full of un-sifted thistles,
thrust not three thousand thistles through the thick of thy thumb.

 

Red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry.
Unique New York.
Three free throws.
Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?
Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.
Six sick slick slim sycamore saplings.
A box of biscuits, a batch of mixed biscuits
Six thick thistle sticks. Six thick thistles stick.
Is this your sister’s sixth zither, sir?
The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.
Toy boat. Toy boat. Toy boat.
Pope Sixtus VI’s six texts.
I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit.
Mrs. Smith’s Fish Sauce Shop.
Sam’s shop stocks short spotted socks.
Tragedy strategy.
Selfish shellfish.
Inchworms itching.
A noisy noise annoys an oyster.
The myth of Miss Muffet.
Shredded Swiss chesse.
The soldiers shouldered shooters on their shoulders.
Two toads, totally tired.
Freshly-fried flying fish.
Just think, that sphinx has a sphincter that stinks!
Strange strategic statistics.
Hi-Tech Traveling Tractor Trailor Truck Tracker
Success to the successful thistle-sifter!
Thank the other three brothers of their father’s mother’s brother’s side.
They both, though, have thirty-three thick thimbles to thaw.
Irish wristwatch.
Fred fed Ted bread, and Ted fed Fred bread.
Cows graze in groves on grass which grows in grooves in groves.
The ochre ogre ogled the poker.

 

Six slippery snails, slid slowly seaward.

 

Brad’s big black bath brush broke.
Thieves seize skis.
Chop shops stock chops.
Three twigs twined tightly.
Will you, William?
Mix, Miss Mix!
Kris Kringle carefully crunched on candy canes.
Please pay promptly.
Shelter for six sick scenic sightseers.
Listen to the local yokel yodel.
Give Mr. Snipa’s wife’s knife a swipe.
What time does the wristwatch strap shop shut?
Friendly Frank flips fine flapjacks.
Vincent vowed vengence very vehemently.
Cheap ship trip.
Flee from fog to fight flu fast!
Lovely lemon liniment.
Gertie’s great-grandma grew aghast at Gertie’s grammar.
Tim, the thin twin tinsmith
Fat frogs flying past fast.
Greek grapes.
The boot black bought the black boot back.
Black bug’s blood.
Flash message!
Freshly fried fresh flesh.
Pacific Lithograph.
Six twin screwed steel steam cruisers.
Preshrunk silk shirts
A bloke’s back bike brake block broke.
I correctly recollect Rebecca MacGregor’s reckoning.
Good blood, bad blood.
Quick kiss. Quicker kiss.
Many an anemone sees an enemy anemone.
Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.
Peggy Babcock.
Cedar shingles should be shaved and saved.
Lily ladles little Letty’s lentil soup.
Girl gargoyle, guy gargoyle.
Plague-bearing prairie dogs.
Ed had edited it.
She sifted thistles through her thistle-sifter.
Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.
Shy Shelly says she shall sew sheets.
Are our oars oak?
Truly rural.
The blue bluebird blinks.
Betty and Bob brought back blue balloons from the big bazaar.
The Leith police dismisseth us.
Six shimmering sharks sharply striking shins.
The epitome of femininity.
Crisp crusts crackle crunchily.
Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.
Six sharp smart sharks.
Sure the ship’s shipshape, sir.
Betty better butter Brad’s bread.
We surely shall see the sun shine soon.
Moose noshing much mush.
Sly Sam slurps Sally’s soup.
Six short slow shepherds.
Six sticky sucker sticks.
Don’t pamper damp scamp tramps that camp under ramp lamps.
Which witch wished which wicked wish?
Old oily Ollie oils old oily autos.
The two-twenty-two train tore through the tunnel.

The big blacks spider bleed black blood

What noise annoys an oyster? Any noise annoys and oyster! but an noisy noise annoy an oyster most!

Simple Ceasar sipped his snifter, seized his knees and sneezed

Proper,copper,coffee pot (10X)

Red lorry yellow lorry

a box of biscuits a box of mixed biscuits and a biscuit mixer

what noise annoys an oyster? Any noise annoys an oyster! but an noisy noise annoys an oyster most! but who makes an noisy noise just to annoy an oyster? nobody makes a noisy noise just to annoy an oyster! so no oyster gets annoyed anymore!

What noise annoys an oyster? Any noise annoys and oyster! but an noisy noise annoy an oyster most!

red bloodcells white bloodcells

sammy saw the see, slippery, silvery, as can be.

Simple Ceasar sipped his snifter,
seized his knees and sneezed.

big boy blew a big balloon

Betty bought butter but the butter was bitter so Betty bought better butter to make the bitter butter better

fuzzy yazzy was a bear,fuzzy yazzy had no hair fuzzy yazzy wasent fuzzy was he?

Simple Ceasar sipped his snifter,
seized his knees and sneezed.

The cat in the hat had a big fat hat to hit the other cat with the funny fat hat.

she sells seashells by the seashore

Black Bugs blood

Three thousand feathers on a thrushes throat – Mon Nov 10 2003

- Recent Addtions Start here – September 2005

add the big black spider bleed black blood – Mon Aug 04 2003

Black Bugs blood – Wed Oct 01 2003

Three thousand feathers on a thrushes throat – Mon Nov 10 2003

she sells seashells by the seashore – Tue Nov 18 2003

Betty bought butter but the butter was bitter so Betty bought better butter to make the bitter butter better – Wed Jan 21 2004

What noise annoys an oyster? Any noise annoys and oyster! but an noisy noise annoy an oyster most! – Mon Jan 26 2004

big boy blew big balloon – Mon Jan 26 2004

Simple Ceasar sipped his snifter, seized his knees and sneezed. – Sat Feb 21 2004

sammy saw the see, slippery, silvery, as can be. – Fri Mar 12 2004

She Shlit the sheets so she could sleep but shlit the sheets she could not sit on the shlited seats. – Fri Mar 19 2004

red bloodcells white bloodcells – Fri Mar 26 2004
what noise annoys an oyster? Any noise annoys an oyster! but an noisy noise annoys an oyster most! but who makes an noisy noise just to annoy an ayster? nobody makes a noisy noise just to annoy an oyster! so no oyster gets annoyed anymore! – Sat Mar 27 2004

what noise annoys an oyster? Any noise annoys an oyster! but an noisy noise annoys an oyster most! but who makes an noisy noise just to annoy an oyster? nobody makes a noisy noise just to annoy an oyster! so no oyster gets annoyed anymore! – Sat Mar 27 2004

a box of biscuits a box of mixed biscuits and a biscuit mixer – Sun Apr 11 2004

What would a woodchuck chop if a woodchuck could chop wood If the woodchuck could chp wood how much wood would the woodchuck chop? – Mon Apr 12 2004

Red lorry yellow lorry – Fri Apr 16 2004

Proper,copper,coffee pot(10X) – Fri Apr 16 2004

Round the rugged rock, the ragged rascal ran. – Thu May 06 2004

The Big Black Bug Bled Big Black Blood – Thu Jun 17 2004

Toy boats. Easy, huh? :-) Toy boats Toy boats Toy boats Toy boats Toy boats Toy boats :-P Johanna, NZ – Sun Jul 04 2004

I slit a sheet A sheet I slit Upon the slitted sheet I sit – Sun Jul 25 2004

Whether the weather be cold Or whether the weather be hot We’ll be together whatever the weather, whether we like it or not – Sun Jul 25 2004

What’d do to die today at a minute or two till two A thing distinctly hard to say, but harder still to do There’ll be a tatoo at a twenty till two With a rat-ta-ta-tat-ta-ta-tat-ta-ta-to And the dragon will come When he hears the drum At a minute or two till two today At a minute or two till two – Sun Jul 25 2004

i saw a ship in sight (x10) – Mon Aug 23 2004

Many megalomaniacal mothers mashing miserable marsupials. – Sun Sep 05 2004

a lovely large labrador licked linda lovingly a nice moose maried a nice mouse – Mon Sep 20 2004

GOTHY GOTH WAS A GOTHY GOTH WHO LIKED TO GOTH WITH OTHER GOTHY GOTHS WHO GOTHED AROUND OTHER GOTHETY GOTHS’S GOTHS – Fri Oct 01 2004

RED LEATHER YELLOW LEATHER. – Sun Oct 03 2004

red leather, yellow leather x 5 – Wed Oct 20 2004

round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran – Wed Oct 20 2004

Betty bought butter, but the butter was bitter so Betty bought better butter to make the bitter butter – Wed Oct 20 2004

the big brown bear was biking backwards with a big blue balloon on the back of the bike. – Thu Oct 21 2004

Pitongput pitong puting putong patong-patong – Sat Nov 20 2004

A cricket critic – the hardest one I have come across Swim Sam swim, show them you’re some swimmer. Swim like the snow white swans swam, you know how the snow white swans swam. Six sharp shimmering sharks will snap you limb from limb. So stike out swiftly for the shore and swim Sam swim. Thirty thousand feathers on a thrushes throat. – Mon Dec 27 2004

what noise annoys an oyster? a noisy noise annoys an oyster – Wed Jan 05 2005

The Big Black Bug Bit the Big Black bear and the Big Black Bear Bled Blood. The dirty sheet is slit; who slit the dirty sheet? whoever slit the sheet is a dirty sheet slitter – Sat Jan 15 2005

the six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards – Thu Jan 20 2005

a pitcher named pitcher was pitched by a pitcher named pitcher that wished to pitch the pitcher pitched by another pitcher – Sun Feb 13 2005

Three witches watch three Swatch watches. Which witch watchs which Swatch watch? – Wed Mar 16 2005

Seven witches watch swatch watches. Which witch watches which swatch watch? – Wed Apr 06 2005

Six silly sisters sell silk to six silly seniors – Thu Apr 21 2005

Red Leather, Yellow Leather. – Mon May 16 2005

moses supposes his toeses are roses but moses supposes eroneously for nobodys toeses are posies for roses as moses supposes his toeses to be – Tue Jun 07 2005

Any noise annoys an oyster, but a noisy noise annoys an oyster more. – Fri Jun 10 2005

A big black bug bit a big black bear and the big black bear blead blood – Tue Sep 13 2005

BETTY BOUGHT SOME BUTTER’ BUT THE BUTTER BETTY BOUGHT WAS BITTER. SO BETTY BOUGHT SOME BETTER . AND THE BETTER BUTTER BETTY BOUGH,WAS BETTER THAN THE BETTER BUTTER BETTY BOUGHT BEFORE. – Sun Oct 23 2005

a big black bear bit my bitter black shoe. was the bitter black bear bitter then my bitter bear that bit my black shoe!? – Thu Dec 01 2005

three sharp sharks showered in a shiny bathroom by the sea shore – Thu Dec 08 2005

an ape hates grape cakes – Mon Dec 19 2005

The owner of the inside inn was inside his inside inn with his inside outside his inside inn – Tue Dec 20 2005

UNIQUE NEW YORK – Thu Jan 05 2006

Rubber baby buggy bumpers – Fri Jan 06 2006

That blokes back brake blocks broken – Sun Jan 08 2006

Nats napsacks straps snapped – Sun Jan 08 2006

 

shannon shrinks shells so she can sell them to Shrilanka – Mon Jan 09 2006

The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep was sick. – Fri Jan 20 2006

gafootling gafutlers make grafting grangy green gose eggs hard – Mon Jan 30 2006
monkey madness means mokeyin around when the weathers on a mad mission blowin miles and miles down the road!! – Thu Feb 09 2006
she made a proper cup of coffee in a proper coffee pot
My bob said that your bob owes my bob a bob, an if my bob dont get that bob that your bob owes my bob, then my bobs gonna bob your bob for the bob that your bob owes my bob alright bob!!! – Wed Mar 08 2006

How many cookies could a good cook cook If a good cook could cook cookies? A good cook could cook as much cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies. – Sat Mar 18 2006
my isabella says if your isabella doesnt give our isabella that umbrella that our isabella lent your isabella then our isabella is going to lock your isabella down our isabella’s celler – Sun Mar 26 2006

ankit mohit
upper roller lower roller – Wed Mar 22 2006
a box of biscuits a box of mixed biscuits and a biscuit mixer

What would a woodchuck chop if a woodchuck could chop wood If the woodchuck
could chp wood how much wood would the woodchuck chop?

Red lorry yellow lorry
Round the rugged rock, the ragged rascal ran.
Proper,copper,coffee pot(10X)

Pleaser said to teaser he would tease her if she pleas her so she teased him and he pleased her they were teasing pleasing teasers. – Tue Apr 18 2006

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