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EVER WONDER: Tongue Twisters


By Jacque Scott

Tongue Twisters

I love tongue twisters. You know, the kind of silly little rhymes that are hard to say fast… I thought I would print some of these today. Most will be familiar but a few will be some you’ve never heard before.

Peter 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?

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.

Ice Cream, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

I Saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy, was he?
I have got a date at a quarter to eight; I’ll see you at the gate, so don’t be late.

Can you can a can like a canner can can a can?

If two witches would watch two watches, which witch would watch which watch?

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.

When a doctor doctors a doctor, does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as the doctor being doctored wants to be doctored or does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as he wants to doctor?

And last of all I found one I had not heard before.

A tree toad loved a she toad who lived up in a tree. He was a two-toed tree toad but a three-toed tree toad was she. The two-toed tree toad tried to win the three-toed tree toad’s heart. The two-toed tree toad loved the ground that the three- toed tree trod But the two-toed tree toad tried in vain. He couldn’t please her whim, for her tree toad bower with her three-toed power, the she toad vetoed him.


Hmmmm… Try saying them faster and faster. Go on. You know you want to…God bless you.