Tongue Twisters

Hard Tongue Twisters

Hard Tongue Twister Phrases

  • A big bug bit a bold bald bear and the bold bald bear bled blood badly.
  • Brisk brave brigadiers brandished broad bright blades, blunderbusses, and bludgeons -- Balancing them badly.
  • Can you can a canned can into an uncanned can like a canner can can a canned can into an uncanned can?
  • If you must cross a course cross cow across a crowded cow crossing, cross the cross coarse cow across the crowded cow crossing carefully.
  • Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.
  • The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick.
    (This is the World's Hardest Tongue Twister, according the Guiness Book of World Records.)

Hard Tongue Twister Poems

    I'm not the pheasant plucker, I'm the pheasant plucker's mate,
    And I'm only plucking pheasants 'cause the pheasant plucker's late.
    I'm not the pheasant plucker, I'm the pheasant plucker's son,
    And I'm only plucking pheasants till the pheasant pluckers come.

    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?"

    Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep.
    The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed
    Shilly-shallied south.
    These sheep shouldn't sleep in a shack;
    Sheep should sleep in a shed.

    Three sweet switched Swiss witches
    Watch three washed Swiss witch Swatch watch switches.
    Which sweet switched Swiss witch watches
    Which washed Swiss witch Swatch watch switch?

    Theophilus Thadeus Thistledown,
    The succesful thistle-sifter,
    While sifting a sieve-full of unsifted thistles,
    Thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb.

    Now, if Theophilus Thadeus Thistledown,
    The succesful thistle-sifter,
    Thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb,
    See that thou, while sifting a sieve-full of unsifted thistles,
    Thrust not three thousand thistles through the thick of thy thumb.

     


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Schlosser, author of the Spooky Series

About the Author: S.E. Schlosser

S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press, as well as the Ghost Stories deck by Random House.  She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author. Read more



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