Tongue twisters

Tongue twisters per giocare con l’Inglese coi bambini.

Six sick slick slim sycamore saplings.

A box of biscuits, a batch of mixed biscuits.

A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.

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?

Red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry.

Unique New York.

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.

Six thick thistle sticks. Six thick thistles stick.

Is this your sister’s sixth zither, sir?

A big black bug bit a big black bear, made the big black bear bleed blood.

The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.

Toy boat. Toy boat. Toy boat.

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

Pope Sixtus VI’s six texts.

I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit.

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.

Mrs. Smith’s Fish Sauce Shop.

“Surely Sylvia swims!” shrieked Sammy, surprised. “Someone should show Sylvia some strokes so she shall not sink.”

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?”

Shy Shelly says she shall sew sheets.

Three free throws.

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

Sam’s shop stocks short spotted socks.

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.

Knapsack straps.

Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?

Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.

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!”

Inchworms itching.

A noisy noise annoys an oyster.

The myth of Miss Muffet.

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!

Friendly Frank flips fine flapjacks.

Vincent vowed vengeance very vehemently.

Cheap ship trip.

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!”

Lovely lemon liniment.

Gertie’s great-grandma grew aghast at Gertie’s grammar.

Tim, the thin twin tinsmith

Fat frogs flying past fast.

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.

Flee from fog to fight flu fast!

Greek grapes.

The boot black bought the black boot back.

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.

We surely shall see the sun shine soon.

Moose noshing much mush.

Ruby Rugby’s brother bought and brought her back some rubber baby-buggy bumpers.

Sly Sam slurps Sally’s soup.

My dame hath a lame tame crane, My dame hath a crane that is lame.

Six short slow shepherds.

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.

Which witch wished which wicked wish?

Old oily Ollie oils old oily autos.

The two-twenty-two train tore through the tunnel.

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.

Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.

Three gray geese in the green grass grazing. Gray were the geese and green was the grass.

Many an anemone sees an enemy anemone.

Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.

Peggy Babcock.

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.

Black bug’s blood.

Flash message!

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

Six sticky sucker sticks.

If Stu chews shoes, should Stu choose the shoes he chews?

Crisp crusts crackle crunchily.

Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.

Six sharp smart sharks.

What a shame such a shapely sash should such shabby stitches show.

Sure the ship’s shipshape, sir.

Betty better butter Brad’s bread.

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.

Sixish.

Don’t pamper damp scamp tramps that camp under ramp lamps.

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

Six shimmering sharks sharply striking shins.

I thought a thought. But the thought I thought wasn’t the thought I thought I thought.

Brad’s big black bath brush broke.

Thieves seize skis.

Chop shops stock chops.

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.

Strict strong stringy Stephen Stretch slickly snared six sickly silky snakes.

Susan shineth shoes and socks; socks and shoes shines Susan. She ceased shining shoes and socks, for shoes and socks shock Susan.

Truly rural.

The blue bluebird blinks.

Betty and Bob brought back blue balloons from the big bazaar.

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.

The Leith police dismisseth us.

The seething seas ceaseth and twiceth the seething seas sufficeth us.

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?

Two Truckee truckers truculently truckling to have truck to truck two trucks of truck.

Plague-bearing prairie dogs.


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