These funny tongue twisters are good for a laugh, challenging to repeat and just plain fun! Test your verbal ability and see if you can say these lines quickly without fumbling the words or breaking out in laughter.
These lines are fun to repeat and the faster you go, the harder it gets. Best of all, they are amusing and will bring a smile to anyone trying to master them.
The best, funny tongue twisters
1.) He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts.
2.) Tommy Tucker tried to tie Tammy’s Turtles tie.
3.) Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.
4.) The batter with the butter is the batter that is better!
5.) If colored caterpillars could change their colors constantly, could they keep their colored coat colored properly?
6.) The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.
7.) Susie works in a shoeshine shop. Where she shines she sits, and where she sits she shines.
8.) Chester the Cheetah chews a chunk of cheap cheddar cheese.
9.) The ruddy widow really wants ripe watermelon and red roses when winter arrives.
10.) A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.
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11.) Which witch is which?
12.) Six slimy snails sailed silently.
13.) I wish for a fish in my dish.
14.) I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit, upon a slitted sheet I sit.
15.) Fred fed Ted bread, and Ted fed Fred bread.
16.) Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear.
17.) Pay the purple people eater.
18.) Round and round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran.
19.) How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
20.) Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.
21.) I saw a saw that could out saw any other saw I ever saw.
22.) Smelly shoes and socks shock sisters.
23.) Six socks sit in a sink, soaking in soap suds.
24.) The winkle ship sank and the shrimp ship swam.
25.) If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?
26.) There was a minimum of cinnamon in the aluminum pan.
27.) Linda-Lou Lambert loves lemon lollipop lipgloss.
28.) Frivolous fat Fannie fried fresh fish furiously.
29.) How much oil boil can a gum boil if a gum boil can boil oil?
30.) Gobbling gargoyles gobbled gobbling goblins.
31.) A sailor went to sea to see, what he could see. And all he could see was the sea, sea, sea.
32.) Four furious friends fought for the phone.
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33.) Rubber baby buggy bumpers.
34.) She sells seashells by the seashore.
35.) I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.
36.) I have got a date at a quarter to eight. I’ll see you at the gate, so don’t be late.
37.) Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. And, Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he?
38.) 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
How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
39.) How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
If a woodchuck would chuck wood?
A woodchuck would chuck all the wood he could chuck
If a woodchuck would chuck wood.
40.) A big bug bit the little beetle but the little beetle bit the big bug back.
Short funny tongue twisters
41.) Stupid superstition!
42.) Unique New York.
43.) She sees cheese.
44.) Willie feels really weary.
45.) Elizabeth has eleven elves in her elm tree.
46.) Four fresh fish for you.
47.) Ed had edited it.
48.) Six sticky skeletons.
49.) Nick knits Nixon’s knickers.
50.) Buckets of bug blood.
51.) Purple paper people.
52.) Ann and Andy’s anniversary is in April.
53.) Supposed to be pistachio.
54.) World wide web.
55.) Thin sticks, thick bricks.
56.) Nine nice night nurses nursed nicely.
57.) Toy boat. Toy boat. And, Toy boat.
58.) Red Buick, blue Buick.
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Easy tongue twisters
59.) She threw three balls.
60.) The pirate’s private property.
61.) Tom threw Tim three thumbtacks.
62.) Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.
63.) She threw three free throws.
64.) Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?
65.) I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen.
66.) A big black bear sat on a big black rug.
67.) Double bubble gum, bubbles double.
68.) A shapeless sash sags slowly.
69.) Wayne went to Wales to watch walruses.
70.) Background background, black, black, brown, brown.
71.) Two tried-and-true tridents.
72.) Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards.
73.) Eddie edited it so get the edit from Eddie.
74.) Fresh French fried fly fritters.
75.) So, this is the sushi chef.
76.) One smart fellow, he felt smart. Two smart fellows, they felt smart. Three smart fellows, they felt smart. Etc.
Hard expression challenges for adults
77.) High tech traveling tractor-trailer truck tracker.
78.) Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.
79.) Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie?
80.) A synonym for cinnamon is a cinnamon synonym.
81.) Eleven benevolent elephants entered.
82.) Excited executioner exercising his excising powers excessively.
83.) But she as far surpasseth Sycorax, as greatest does least.
84.) James, while John had had “had,” had had “had had”; “had had” had had a better effect on the teacher.
85.) A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful plowman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.
86.) Craig Quinn’s quick trip to Crabtree Creek.
87.) Many an anemone sees an enemy anemone.
88.) She stood on the balcony, inexplicably mimicking him hiccuping, and amicably welcoming him in.
89.) Five frantic frogs fled from fifty fierce fishes.
90.) Aluminum, linoleum, molybdenum, aluminum, linoleum, molybdenum, aluminum, linoleum, molybdenum.
91.) The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes.
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92.) Denise sees the fleece, Denise sees the fleas. At least Denise could sneeze and feed and freeze the fleas.
93.) Two tiny tigers take two taxis to town.
94.) A slimy snake slithered through the sandy Sahara.
95.) Clean clams crammed in clean cans.
96.) If Kantie can tie a tie and untie a tie, why can’t I tie a tie and untie a tie like Kantie can.
97.) Fred fed Ted some bread, and Ted fed Fred some bread.
98.) There those thousand thinkers were thinking how did the other three thieves go through.
99.) Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.
100.) Thirty-three thousand people think that Thursday is their thirtieth birthday.
101.) I am not a pheasant plucker, I’m a pheasant plucker’s son, but I’ll be plucking pheasants when the pheasant plucker’s gone.
102.) I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch.
103.) Thirty-three thirsty, thundering thoroughbreds thumped Mr. Thurber on Thursday.
104.) One-one was a racehorse. Two-two was one too. One-one won one race. Two-two won one too.
105.) She saw Sherif’s shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure she saw Sherif’s shoes on the sofa?
106.) No need to light a night-light on a light night like tonight.
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107.) Singing Sally sang songs on sinking sand.
108.) A big black bug bit a big black bear. But where is the big black bear that the big black bug bit?
109.) If practice makes perfect and perfect needs practice, I’m perfectly practiced and practically perfect.
110.) Rory the warrior and Roger the worrier were reared wrongly in a rural brewery.
111.) Suzie Seaword’s fish-sauce shop sells unsifted thistles for thistle-sifters to sift.
112.) 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.
113.) Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
114.) When she writes copy she has the right to copyright the copy she writes.
115.) How much caramel can a canny canon ball cram in a camel if a canny cannonball can cram caramel in a camel?
116.) How many yaks could a yak pack if a yak pack could pack yaks?
117.) Love’s a feeling you feel when you feel you’re going to feel the feeling you’ve never felt before.
118.) 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.
Funny tongue twisters quotes that tell a story
119.) A flea and a fly in a flue
Said the fly “Oh what should we do”
Said the flea” Let us fly
And said the fly”Let us flee”
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
120.) 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
So See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw.
But it was sad to see Soar so sore
Just because See’s saw sawed
121.) Ed Nott was shot and Sam Shott was not.
So it is better to be Shott than Nott.
Some say Nott was not shot.
But Shott says he shot Nott.
Either the shot Shott shot at Nott was not shot, or Nott was shot.
If the shot Shott shot Nott, Nott was shot.
But if the shot Shott shot Shott, the shot was Shott, not Nott.
However, the shot Shott shot not Shott – but Nott.
So, Ed Nott was shot and that’s hot! Is it not?
122.) Betty Botter bought a bit of butter. But she said this bit of butter’s bitter. But a bit of better butter mixed with this butter might just make my bit of bitter butter better. So Betty bought a bit of better butter to make her bitter butter better.
123.) A tutor who tooted the flute
Tried to tutor two tooters to toot
Said the two to the tutor
“Is it tougher to toot
Or to tutor two tooters to toot?”
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124.) I thought a thought.
But the thought I thought wasn’t the thought I thought I thought.
If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought, I wouldn’t have thought so much.
125.) Bobby Bippy bought a bat. Bobby Bippy bought a ball. With his bat, Bob banged the ball. Banged it bumps 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 trouble… Bobby Bippy’s blowing bubbles.
126.) Yally Bally had a jolly golliwog. Feeling folly, Yally Bally Bought his jolly golli’ a dolly made of holly! The golli’, feeling jolly, named the holly dolly, Polly. So Yally Bally’s jolly golli’s holly dolly Polly’s also jolly!
127.) A certain young fellow named Beebee
Wished to marry a lady named Phoebe
“But,” he said. “I must see
What the minister’s fee be
Before Phoebe be Phoebe Beebee.”
128.) 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.
129.) Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep.
The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed
These sheep shouldn’t sleep in a shack;
Sheep should sleep in a shed.
130.) She is a thistle sifter
and she has a sieve of sifted thistles,
and a sieve of unsifted thistles,
& the sieve of unsifted thistles
she sieves into the sieve of sifted thistles.
because she is a thistle sifter.
131.) 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 the doctor doctor the way
The doctor who doctors doctors?
132.) If a Hottentot taught
A Hottentot tot to talk
Ere the tot could totter,
Ought the Hottentot tot
Be taught to say ought or naught
Or what ought to be taught ‘er?
133.) 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.
134.) A skunk sat on a stump.
The stump thought the skunk stunk.
The skunk thought the stump stunk.
What stunk the skunk or the stump?
135.) 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.
136.) 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.
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137.) 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!
As he gobbled the cakes on his plate, the greedy ape said as he ate, the greener green grapes are, the keener keen apes are to gobble green grape cakes, they’re great!
138.) If Freaky Fred found fifty feet of fruit
And fed forty feet to his friend Frank
How many feet of fruit did Freaky Fred find?
139.) Did Dick Pickens prick his pinkie
Pickling cheap cling peaches in an inch of Pinch
Or framing his famed French finch photos?
140.) 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!”
141.) 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?
142.) What annoys an oyster?
What annoys an oyster?
Any noise annoys an oyster,
But a noisy noise annoys an oyster most.
143.) Dr. Johnson and Mr. Johnson, after great consideration, came to the conclusion that the Indian nation beyond the Indian Ocean is back in education because the chief occupation is cultivation.
How to use these funny tongue twisters
This list contains tongue twisters of all levels and for all ages. Commit a few to memory so you can spring them on your friends for a laugh at the right moment.
Or you can create a game where participants have to say the twister as fast as possible without tripping their tongue. It’s harder than you think and produces some hilarious garbled-up words that will keep everyone in stitches!
Going on a long car ride? These are fun for folks of all ages. Have one person start and then pass it around. See who does best. And, determine who is the funniest. Or, play a game where the first to laugh loses. Keep it light and keep it fun for everyone!
— Greg Johnson
When not compiling funny tongue twisters or writing other articles, Greg can be found working on designs and fishing for muskie in his native Minnesota.
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