On National Tongue Twister Day – November 8 – try not to get your tongue-tied when going about reviewing these tongue twisters.
Practice with tongue twisters to improve your diction and speaking skills. For more information about this celebration day and loads of tongue-twister examples, please read on.
When is National Tongue Twister Day?
National Tongue Twister Day is celebrated on November 8 every year.
Read the frequently asked questions and fun facts below for fun yet knowledgeable read.
What is a tongue twister?
A tongue twister is a sequence of words or sounds that are difficult to pronounce quickly and correctly. They are also typically of an alliterative kind, and examples can be found in the article.
What is the purpose of a tongue twister?
Tongue twisters are known to help clarify the pronunciations of different words. These also help strengthen and stretch the muscles used to speak and improve your reading skills. They are fun too!
How do I celebrate National Tongue Twister Day?
You can explore some tongue twisters and try going about them with clarity to observe the day. Or, you can try to develop a new one and spread tongue twisters on social media.
Fun Facts about Tongue Twisters
Mary Anning inspired the tongue twister,
“She sells seashells on the seashore.
The shells she sells are seashells, I’m sure.
And if she sells seashells on the seashore,
Then I’m sure she sells seashore shells.”
Mary gathered seashells from beaches and sold them to tourists when she found a skull at the seaside. Digging deeper, she uncovered the fossilized skeleton of what she believed was a crocodile. It was later found to be an aquatic species of dinosaur, Ichthyosaurus. Encouraged by this discovery, she hunted for more fossils, finding Plesiosaurus, Squaloraja, and Pterodactyl too. Now, she is credited as founding Modern Paleontology.
“Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers” is based on an actual person named Pierre Piper, a French pirate, and horticulturist. He would steal from spice stores to grow in his garden, making the spices widely available and affordable. The spices were then called “peppers,” and the process of rubbing lime to increase prices was called “pickling.” This, eventually, encouraged the famous tongue twister.
Vaudeville performer Fay Templeton put the tongue twister “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck…” on the map. This was part of a chorus Templeton sang in 1903 as part of The Runaways, a Broadway musical.
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Tongue Twisters for Kids
Six slippery snails.
Two tiny tigers take two taxis to town.
Sam saw six seagulls.
Bumblebees buzzed Belinda.
Ten tired turtles Tango-ed.
A big bug bit the little beetle but the little beetle bit the big bug back.
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear; Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair, FuzzyWuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy was he???
Five frantic frogs fled from fifty fierce fishes.
I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen.
If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?
The cat catchers can’t catch caught cats.
Three fluffy feathers fell from Phoebe’s flimsy fan.
Funny Tongue Twisters
A noisy noise annoys an oyster.
Seventy-seven benevolent elephants.
Six slimy snails sailed silently.
Octopus ocular optics.
Chester Cheetah chews a chunk of cheap cheddar cheese.
Tommy Tucker tried to tie Tammy’s Turtle’s tie.
This is the sixth zebra snoozing thoroughly.
A slimy snake slithered down the sandy Sahara.
Silly sheep weep and sleep.
Five fuzzy French frogs Frolicked through the fields in France.
If colored caterpillars could change their colors constantly, could they keep their colored coat colored properly?
Cheap sheep soup.
Loopy lizards lying lazily aloft a little lane.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? He would chuck as many wood as a woodchuck chucks if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
Short Tongue Twisters
Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.
The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.
A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.
Frivolous fat Fannie fried fresh fish furiously.
I scream you scream, we all scream, for ice cream!
If you want to buy, buy, if you don’t want to buy, bye-bye!
The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes.
Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.
Penny paid a penny for a pumpkin.
Silly Tongue Twisters
Willie’s really weary.
Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.
Clean clams crammed in clean cans.
She sees cheese.
Each Easter, Eddie eats eighty Easter eggs.
Four furious friends fought for the phone.
Fred fed Ted bread, and Ted fed Fred bread.
Crisp crusts crackle and crunch.
Dick kicks sticky bricks.
Shave a single shingle thin.
Send toast to ten tense stout saints’ ten tall tents.
Wayne went to Wales to watch walruses.
Red lorry, yellow lorry.
Bake big batches of bitter brown bread.
Green glass globes glow greenly.
Little Lillian lets lazy lizards lie along the lily pads.
Long Tongue Twisters
Fresh fried fish,
Fish fresh fried,
Fried fish fresh,
Fish fried fresh.
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.
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?”
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,
If one doctor doctors another doctor,
Then which doctor is doctoring the doctored 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?
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.
Story-Telling Tongue Twisters
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.
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,
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.
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 Shott shot was Shott, not Nott.
However, the shot Shott shot not Shott – but Nott.
So, Ed Nott was shot, and what’s hot! Is it not?
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Challenging Tongue Twisters
Pad kid poured curd pulled cod.
Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep.
How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?
The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.
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.
Inexplicably mimicking him hiccuping.
Brisk brave brigadiers brandished broad bright blades, blunderbusses, and bludgeons — balancing them badly.
Rory’s lawn rake rarely rakes really right.
Vincent vowed vengeance very vehemently.
Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.
Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.
On a lazy laser raiser lies a laser ray eraser.
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