Tongue Twisters
A skunk sat on a stump    Click here to play and listen
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?

Bake big batches    Click here to play and listen
Bake big batches of brown blueberry bread

Betty Botter    Click here to play and listen
Betty Botter bought some butter
But she said the butter's bitter.
If I put it in my batter
It will make my batter bitter.
So, she bought some better butter,
Better than the bitter butter
And she put it in her batter
And her batter was not bitter.
So 'twas better Betty Botter bought some better butter.
 
Does your shirt shop stock    Click here to play and listen
Does your shirt shop stock
Short socks with spots.

Fresh fried fish    Click here to play and listen
Fresh fried fish,
Fish fresh fried,
Fried fish fresh,
Fish fried fresh.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck    Click here to play and listen
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
If a woodchuck could chuck wood?

If two witches    Click here to play and listen
If two witches would watch two watches
Which witch would watch which watch?

I saw a saw
I saw a saw, saw a saw.

I scream you scream    Click here to play and listen
I scream you scream we all scream for ice-cream.

I thought a thought    Click here to play and listen
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.
 
No nose knows    Click here to play and listen
No nose knows like a gnome's nose knows.

One-one was a race horse    Click here to play and listen
One-one was a race horse.
Two-two was one too.
One day One-one won one race.
And Two-two won one too.


Peter Piper    Click here to play and listen
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?
 
Preshrunk silk shirts    Click here to play and listen
Preshrunk silk shirts

Raw wheat    Click here to play and listen
Raw wheat raw rice raw eggs.

Red lorry, yellow lorry    Click here to play and listen
Red lorry, yellow lorry  Red lorry, yellow lorry Red lorry, yellow lorry

She sells sea shells    Click here to play and listen
She sells sea shells on the sea shore
The shells that she sells are sea shells I'm sure.
So if she sells sea shells on the sea shore,
I'm sure that the shells are sea shore shells.
 
The big black bug    Click here to play and listen
The big black bug bit the big black bear,
But the big black bear bit the big black bug back!

A minimum of cinnamon   Click here to play and listen
There was a minimum of cinnamon in the aluminum pan 

Whether the weather be fine    Click here to play and listen
Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not,                                    
Whether the weather be cold,
Or whether the weather be hot,
We'll weather the weather,
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.


Why do you cry, Willy?    Click here to play and listen
Why do you cry, Willy?
Why do you cry?
Why, Willy?
Why, Willy?
Why, Willy? Why?
 
If you understand, say "I understand"
If you understand, say "I understand".
If you don't understand, say "I don't understand".
But if you understand and say "I don't understand".
And if you don't understand and say "I understand"
How do I understand that you understand. Understand!?

How many saws
How many saws could a see-saw saw if a see-saw could saw saws?

A fly and flea
A fly and flea flew into a flue,
said the fly to the flea 'what shall we do?'
'let us fly' said the flea
said the fly 'shall we flee'
so they flew through a flaw in the flue.

A Swan swam over the sea
A Swan swam over the sea.
Swim, swan, swim!
The Swan swam back again.
Well swum swan!

What noise annoys an oyster most?
What noise annoys an oyster most?
A noise annoys an oyster, but a noisy noise annoys an oyster most!

Oh, the sadness of her sadness
Oh, the sadness of her sadness when she's sad.
Oh, the gladness of her gladness when she's glad.
But the sadness of her sadness,
and the gladness of her gladness,
Are nothing like the madness of her madness when she's mad!

He said that that that
He said that that that that that man wrote was wrong.

Which witch wished
Which witch wished which wicked wish?

You've no need to light a night-light
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.

Chop shops
Chop shops stock chops.
Chopstick shops stock chopsticks

A pleasant place
A pleasant place to place a plaice is a place
where a plaice is pleased to be placed.

She stood on the balcony
She stood on the balcony
inexplicably mimicing him hiccupping,
and amicably welcoming him home.

Once upon a barren moor
Once upon a barren moor
There dwelt a bear, also a boar.
The bear could not bear the boar.
The boar thought the bear a bore.
At last the bear could bear no more
Of that boar that bored him on the moor,
And so one morn he bored the boar
That boar will bore the bear no more.

What time?
What time does the Irish wristwatch strap shop shut?

While we were walking
While we were walking, we were watching window washers
wash Washington's windows with warm washing water

We surely shall see
We surely shall see the sun shine soon



 

 

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