Terrible Tongue Twisters
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
She sells sea shells by the sea shore.
I’ll have a proper cup of coffee in a proper coffee cup.
Sammy thought that Sarah thought that six and three made seven.
Grey geese graze in the green grass.
If Stu chews shoes, should Stu choose the shoes he chews?
Two witches bought two wrist watches,
But which witch wore which wrist watch?
Don’t trouble trouble
Until trouble troubles you.
It only doubles trouble
And troubles others too.
Crisp crusts crackle crunchily.
If a white chalk chalks on a black blackboard,
Will a black chalk chalk on a white blackboard?
He sighed, she sighed, they both sighed, side by side, down beside the river side.
Say this sharply, say this sweetly,
Say this shortly, say this softly.
Say this sixteen times in succession.
I thought a thought. But the thought I thought wasn’t the thought I thought I thought.
Little Lady Lilly lost her lovely locket.
Lovely little Lucy found the lovely locket.
Lovely little locket lay in Lucy’s pocket —
Lazy little Lucy lost the lovely locket!
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.
We watched window washers wash Washington’s windows with warm washing water.
Once a fellow met a fellow
In a field of beans.
Said a fellow to a fellow,
‘If a fellow asks a fellow,
Can a fellow tell a fellow
What a fellow means?’
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.
Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie?
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.
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.’
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
So See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw.
But it was sad to see Soar so sore
Just because See’s saw sawed
Whether the weather be fine,
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot,
We’ll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.
General Fite stormed the fort of General Fort. Fite was before Fort’s fort before Fort could fight Fite but Fite’s unfortified fort enabled Fort to fight Fite better than Fite fought Fort. However, Fite fought Fort until Fort took Fite’s unfortified fort and then how Fort fought Fite! If Fite had fought Fort before Fort’s fortified fort instead of Fort fighting Fite before Fite’s fort, then Fort and Fite might not have fought.