Tongue-Twister

Tongue Twisters are short poems, sometimes even single sentences which are hard to say because they contain the similar consonantal initial sounds. They are made more complicated still further consonant similarities are contained in the middle of the words such as Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers.

Tongue Twisters are designed to be repeated at speed, often in competition with your 'opponent' trying to catch you making a mistake. The most common are:

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?

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.

Seven slick slimey snakes slowly sliding southward.


She sells seashells on the seashore.
The shells she sells are seashells I'm sure.
So if she sells shells on the seashore,
I'm sure she sells seashore shells.

Red lorry, yellow lorry.Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?

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 as a woodchuck would
If a woodchuck could chuck wood.
 

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