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Tongue Twisters - The Best Of


1 - A big black bug bit a big black bear and the big black bear bled blood on the big black bugbear.

2 - A big pink pig.

3 - A flea and a fly in a flue were imprisoned, so what should they do? / Said the flea "Let us fly!" / Said the fly "Let us flee!" / So they flew (and fled) through a flaw in the flue.

4 - A noise annoys an oyster but a noisy noise annoys an oyster most.

5 - A pessemistic pest exists amidst us.

6 - Betty Botter bought a bit of butter, the butter Betty Botter bought was a bit bitter, and made her batter bitter. But a bit of better butter makes better batter. So Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter. Making Betty Botter's bitter batter better.

7 - Bob, bring me a bottle of Bourbon…

8 - Can you can a can as a canner can can a can ?

9 - Chester chooses chesnuts, cheddar cheese with chewy chives. He chews them and he chooses them. He chooses them and he chews them thoses chestnuts, cheddar cheese and chives in cheery, charming chunks.

10 - Clean clams crammed in clean cans.

11 - Drew Dodd's dad's dog's dead.

12 - Excited executioner exercising his excising powers excessively.

13 - Frivolously fanciful Fannie fried fresh fish furiously.

14 - Give papa a cup of proper coffe in a copper coffe cup.

15 - Have you ever, ever, ever in your long-legged life seen a long-legged sailor and his long-legged wife? No, I've never, never, never in my long-legged life seen a long-legged sailor and his long-legged wife!

16 - He threw three free throws.

17 - Hi-Tech Traveling Tractor Trailor Truck Tracker.

18 - How can a clam cram in a clean cream can ?

19 - How many saws could a see-saw saw if a see-saw could saw saws ?

20 - How many yaks could a yak pack pack if a yak pack could pack yaks ?

21 - How much dew does a dewdrop drop if dewdrops do drop dew ?. They do drop, they do. As do dewdrops drop if dewdrops do drop dew.

22 - How much oil boil can a gum boil oil if a gum boil can boil oil ?

23 - How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood? He would chuck, he would, as much wood as he could, and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

24 - I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen.

25 - I thought, I thought of thinking of thanking you.

26 - I wish you were a fish in my dish.

27 - If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose ?

28 - If blue bugs bleed blue blood, and black bugs bleed black blood, do blue-black bugs bleed blue-black blood ?

29 - If you understand, say "understand". If you don't understand, say "don't understand". But if you understand and say "don't understand". How do I understand that you understand. Understand!?

30 - I'm angry when I'm hungry in Hungary

31 - I'm not the pheasant plucker, I'm the pheasant plucker's mate, and I'm only plucking pheasants 'cause the pheasant plucker's late. I'm not the pheasant plucker, I'm the pheasant plucker's son, and I'm only plucking pheasants till the pheasant plucker comes.

32 - Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.

33 - Knife and a fork bottle and a cork that is the way you spell New York. Chicken in the car and the car can go, that is the way you spell Chicago.

34 - Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.

35 - Moses supposes his toeses are roses, But Moses supposes erroneously, Moses he knowses his toeses aren't roses, As Moses supposes his toeses to be !

36 - Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear.

37 - Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.

38 - One-one was a race horse. Two-two was one too. One-one won one race. Two-two won one too.

39 - Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked pippers, where's the peck of pickled pippers Peter Piper picked ?

40 - Quick queens quack quick quacks quicker than quacking quails.

41 - Round and round the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran.

42 - She saw Sharif's shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure those were Sharif's shoes she saw ?

43 - She sells seashells on the sea shore of the Seychelles, and the shells that she sells are seashells for sure.

44 - Sheena leads, Sheila needs.

45 - Shep Schwab shopped at Scott's Schnapps shop; One shot of Scott's Schnapps stopped Schwab's watch.

46 - Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.

47 - Six twin screwed steel steam cruisers.

48 - Supercalifragilistique expialidocious.

49 - Swan swam over the sea. Swim, swan, swim! Swan swam back again. Well swum, Swan !

50 - The children eat the chicken in the kitchen.

51 - The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes

52 - The sixth sick sheikh's sixth sheep's sick.

53 - The thirty three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout thursday.

54 - The winkle ship sank and the shrimp ship swam.

55 - The word in the world is a work because the work is a word in the world.

56 - There once was a man who had a sister, his name was Mr. Fister. Mr. Fister's sister sold sea shells by the sea shore. Mr. Fister didn't sell sea shells, he sold silk sheets. Mr. Fister told his sister that he sold six silk sheets to six shieks. The sister of Mr. Fister said I sold six shells to six shieks too !

57 - Three Swedish switched witches watch three Swiss Swatch watch switches. Which Swedish switched witch watches which Swiss Swatch watch switch?

58 - Three witches watch three Swatch watches. Which witch watches which Swatch watch?

59 - To begin to toboggan first buy a toboggan, but don't buy a too big toboggan. A too big toboggan is a toboggan too big to buy to begin to toboggan.

60 - Twenty dwarves took turns doing handstands on the carpet.

61 - We surely shall see the sun shine soon.

62 - When a doctor doctors a doctor, does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as the doctor being doctored wants to be doctored or does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as he wants to doctor?

63 - 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 whether we like it or not.

64 - Willy's really weary !

65 - You know New York, you need New York, you know you need unique New York.


Bibliography :

- Americanfolklore.net,
- Busyteacher.org,
- Engvid.com,
- Ef.com,
- Pun.me,
- Reussir-toeic.com.
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