November 12th is Tongue Twister Day! How talented is your tongue? Can you work your way around these whimsical words?
Start off with the old classic about ol’ Peter Piper:
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?
And of course She sells sea shells by the sea shore.
But there’s more to that one, in full it reads;
She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore.
The shells she sells are sea-shells, I’m sure.
For if she sells sea-shells on the sea-shore
Then I’m sure she sells sea-shore shells.
There are others such as;
Fred fed Ted Bread,
Ted fed Fred Bread.
Growing gray goats graze great green grassy groves.
In the acting world there is an old standby to help with articulation that can get pretty hairy if you go faster than your tongue. Simple as it is, try to repeat it 10 times as fast as you can;
Its often fun to create your own, in line with the previous one is;
You can find nearly 600 more tongue twisters here or just invent your own! Have fun Today on International Tongue Twister Day!
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