Tongue Twister

Part I

Part II

Something in a thirty-acre thermal thicket of thorns and thistles thumped and thundered threatening the three-D thoughts of Matthew the thug - although, theatrically, it was only the thirteen-thousand thistles and thorns through the underneath of his thigh that the thirty year old thug thought of that morning. 


I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes,

I won't wish the wish you wish to wish. 

Denise sees the fleece,
Denise sees the fleas.
At least Denise could sneeze
and feed and freeze the fleas. 

Coy knows pseudonoise codes. 

Sheena leads, Sheila needs. 


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


Can you can a can as a canner can can a can? 

Seth at Sainsbury's sells thick socks. 

You cuss, I cuss, we all cuss, for asparagus! 

Roberta ran rings around the Roman ruins. 

Clean clams crammed in clean cans. 

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

Stupid superstition! 

There was a fisherman named Fisher
who fished for some fish in a fissure.
Till a fish with a grin,
pulled the fisher man in.
Now their fishing the fissure for Fisher.

World Wide Web 

To sit in solemn silence in a dull dark dock in a pestuential prison with a life long lock awaiting the sensation of a short sharp shock from a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black box. 


Picky people pick Peter Pan Peanut-Butter, 'tis the peanut-butter picky people pick. 

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


Luke's duck likes lakes. Luke Luck licks lakes. Luke's duck licks lakes. Duck takes licks in lakes Luke Luck likes. Luke Luck takes licks in lakes duck likes. 

Seventy seven benevolent elephants 


There those thousand thinkers were thinking how did the other three thieves go through. 

Santa's Short Suit Shrunk 

I was born on a pirate ship 

Hold your tounge while saying it.


I scream, you scream, we all scream for icecream! 

Wayne went to Wales to watch walruses. 

In Hartford, Hereford and Hampshire hurricanes hardly ever happen. 

From the film "My Fair Lady"


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

Eleven benevolent elephants 

Celibate celebrant, celibate celebrant, celibate celebrant, ... 

Willy's real rear wheel 

David Bowser in Harrisburg, PA


If Pickford's packers packed a packet of crisps would the packet of crisps that Pickford's packers packed survive for two and a half years? 

from Naomi Fletcher's real life


Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards 

Gobbling gorgoyles gobbled gobbling goblins. 

Did Dick Pickens prick his pinkie pickling cheap cling peaches in an inch of Pinch or framing his famed French finch photos? 

Pirates Private Property 

What a terrible tongue twister,
what a terrible tongue twister,
what a terrible tongue twister... 

When you write copy you have the right to copyright the copy you write. ...


A big black bug bit a big black dog on his big black nose! 

by Kitty Morrow


Elizabeth's birthday is on the third Thursday of this month. 

Ann and Andy's anniversary is in April. 

Flash message! 

Frogfeet, flippers, swimfins. 

Hassock hassock, black spotted hassock. Black spot on a black back 
of a black spotted hassock. 

How many cookies could a good cook cook If a good cook could cook cookies? 
A good cook could cook as much cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies. 

How much ground would a groundhog hog, if a groundhog could hog ground? A groundhog would hog all the ground he could hog, if a groundhog could hog ground. 

How much pot, could a pot roast roast, if a pot roast could roast pot. 

How much wood could Chuck Woods' woodchuck chuck, if Chuck Woods' woodchuck could and would chuck wood? If Chuck Woods' woodchuck could and would chuck wood, how much wood could and would Chuck Woods' woodchuck chuck? Chuck Woods' woodchuck would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood as any woodchuck would, if a woodchuck could and would chuck wood. 

Mary Mac's mother's making Mary Mac marry me.
My mother's making me marry Mary Mac.
Will I always be so Merry when Mary's taking care of me?
Will I always be so merry when I marry Mary Mac? 

Mr. Tongue Twister tried to train his tongue to twist and turn, and twit an twat, to learn the letter "T". 

Pete's pa pete poked to the pea patch to pick a peck of peas for the poor pink pig in the pine hole pig-pen. 

She saw Sherif's shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure she saw Sherif's shoes on the sofa? 

The little red lorry went down Limuru road. 

Limuru (Lee-moo-roo) road is a the name of a road in Kenya.

Through three cheese trees three free fleas flew.
While these fleas flew, freezy breeze blew.
Freezy breeze made these three trees freeze.
Freezy trees made these trees' cheese freeze.
That's what made these three free fleas sneeze. 

from Fox in Sox by Dr. Seuss

Two tried and true tridents 

Rudder valve reversals 

the cause of some plane crashes


Birdie birdie in the sky laid a turdie in my eye.
If cows could fly I'd have a cow pie in my eye.

How many cans can a cannibal nibble
if a cannibal can nibble cans?
As many cans as a cannibal can nibble
if a cannibal can nibble cans. 

A twister of twists once twisted a twist;
A twist that he twisted was a three-twisted twist;
If in twisting a twist one twist should untwist,
The untwisted twist would untwist the twist. 

Thirty-three thirsty, thundering thoroughbreds thumped Mr. Thurber on Thursday. 

Four furious friends fought for the phone. 

Plymouth sleuths thwart Luther's slithering. 


Bobby Bippy bought a bat.
Bobby Bippy bought a ball.
With his bat Bob banged the ball
Banged it bump against the wall
But so boldly Bobby banged it
That he burst his rubber ball
"Boo!" cried Bobby
Bad luck ball
Bad luck Bobby, bad luck ball
Now to drown his many troubles
Bobby Bippy's blowing bubbles. 

from mid-Willamette Valley theater


Black background, brown background. 


Why do you cry, Willy?
Why do you cry?
Why, Willy?
Why, Willy?
Why, Willy? Why? 

Very well, very well, very well ... 

Tie twine to three tree twigs. 

Rory the warrior and Roger the worrier were reared wrongly in a rural brewery. 

Mares eat oats and does eat oats,
and little lambs eat ivy.
A Kid will eat ivy too, wouldn't you? 

Three short sword sheaths. 

Caution: Wide Right Turns 

Seen on semi-tractor trailers


Rolling red wagons 

Green glass globes glow greenly. 

Robert Wayne Rutter 

I stood sadly on the silver steps of Burgess's fish sauce shop, mimicking him hiccuping, and wildly welcoming him within. 

When I was in Arkansas I saw a saw that could outsaw any other saw I ever saw, saw. 
If you've got a saw that can outsaw the saw I saw saw then I'd like to see your saw saw. 

Black back bat 

The queen in green screamed. 

How many berries could a bare berry carry,
if a bare berry could carry berries?
Well they can't carry berries
(which could make you very wary)
but a bare berry carried is more scary! 

What did you have for breakfast?
- rubber balls and liquor!
What did you have for lunch?
- rubber balls and liquor!
What did you have for dinner?
- rubber balls and liquor!
- rubber balls and liquor! 

Snap Crackel pop,
Snap Crackel pop,
Snap Crackel pop 

Six slimy snails sailed silently. 

I thought, I thought of thinking of thanking you. 

Seven slick slimey snakes slowly sliding southward. 

Red Buick, blue Buick 


Roofs of mushrooms rarely mush too much. 

by Matt Duchnowski


He threw three balls. 

The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes. 

Singing Sammy sung songs on sinking sand. 

We're real rear wheels. 

Rhys watched Ross switch his Irish wristwatch for a Swiss wristwatch. 

I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch. 

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

On a lazy laser raiser lies a laser ray eraser. 

Scissors sizzle, thistles sizzle. 

Tom threw Tim three thumbtacks. 

How much caramel can a canny canonball cram in a camel if a canny canonball can cram caramel in a camel? 

He threw three free throws. 

Fresh French fried fly fritters 

Gig whip, gig whip, gig whip, ... 

I was born on a pirate ship. 

Say it while holding your tongue.

2 Y's U R.
2 Y's U B.
I C U R.
2 Y's 4 me! 

Little Mike left his bike like Tike at Spike's. 

Eddie edited it. 

Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.
Spread it thick, say it quick!
Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.
Spread it thicker, say it quicker!
Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.
Don't eat with your mouth full! 

Wow, race winners really want red wine right away! 

The ruddy widow really wants ripe watermelon and red roses when winter arrives. 

I'll chew and chew until my jaws drop. 

Triple Dickle 

a strong drink


How many sheets could a sheet slitter slit if a sheet slitter could slit sheets? 

Supposed to be pistachio,
supposed to be pistachio,
supposed to be pistachio. 

by Diane Estep


Chester Cheetah chews a chunk of cheep cheddar cheese. 


Real rock wall, real rock wall, real rock wall 

Argyle Gargoyle 

Peggy Babcock 

personal name


If you're keen on stunning kites and cunning stunts,
buy a cunning stunning stunt kite. 

Two tiny tigers take two taxis to town. 


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