Famous Tongue Twisters


Like to improve your pronunciation? Try reading the following tongue twisters aloud:

  • She sells sea shells by the seashore.
    The shells she sells are surely seashells.
    So if she sells shells on the seashore,
    I’m sure she sells seashore shells.”

  • “Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear
    Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair
    If Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair
    then Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy, was he?” 
  • “Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers” 
  • “Mamma Made Me Wash My M & M’s” 
  • The Leith police dismisseth us 
  • He had “had”. Had he had “had had”, he’d have passed the examination. 
  • “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 good that Betty Botter bought some better butter.” 
  • “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
    How many peck of pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
    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 as a woodchuck would
    If a woodchuck could chuck wood.” 
  • “Moses supposes his toeses are roses,
    but Moses supposes erroneously;
    for nobody’s toeses are poses of roses,
    as Moses supposes his toeses to be.” 
  • “Theophilus Thistle, the Thistle Sifter,
    Sifted a sieve of unsifted thistles.
    If Theophilus Thistle, the Thistle Sifter,
    Sifted a sieve of unsifted thistles,
    Where is the sieve of un-sifted thistles
    Theophilus Thistle, the Thistle Sifter, sifted?” 
  • “The sixth sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.” 
  • “Amidst the mists and coldest frosts
    With barest wrists and stoutest boasts
    He thrusts his fists against the posts
    And still insists he sees the ghosts.”
    (The “S-T-S” consonant combination is very difficult for speakers of many other languages)
  • “I’m a sheet-slitter
    I slit sheets
    I’m the slickest little sheet-slitter
    That ever slit sheets.” 
  • “Toy boat, or Troy boat?” 
  • “If you keep a lot of liquor in your locker
    It is wise to put a lock upon your stock
    Or some fellow who is quicker
    Will trick you of your liquor
    If you fail to lock your liquor with a lock.”

Extracted from WikiQuote.


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