Since today is International Tongue Twister Day, why not challenge your friends or coworkers to a tongue-twister duel? (We mean in a battle of alliteration and not French kisses.)
Here are classic tongue twisters to start it off:
1. 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?
2. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
A woodchuck would chuck wood if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
3. The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sick sheep.
4. She sells seashells on the seashore.
The seashells she sells are seashells she is sure.
5. I have a sieve full of sifted thistles and a sieve full of unsifted thistles, because I am a thistle sifter. (We borrowed this from The King’s Speech.)
Need a tiebreaker? Check out the video below of tongue twisters recorded in different languages (found on Jezebel). Pick a phrase and have fun with it:
The person to get the most verbiages down and in the shortest amount of time wins! You can even use our Congratulations Fete-a-Tete to throw a party in their honor.
Share your favorite tongue twisters with us in a comment (no matter how original or trite it seems, we like to be challenged)!