English tongue twisters. A collection of tongue twisters and word games for children.
English tongue twisters
Six sick slick slim sycamore saplings.
A box of biscuits, a batch of mixed biscuits.
A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.
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?
Red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry.
Unique New York.
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.
Six thick thistle sticks. Six thick thistles stick.
Is this your sister’s sixth zither, sir?
A big black bug bit a big black bear, made the big black bear bleed blood.
The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.
Toy boat. Toy boat. Toy boat.
One smart fellow, he felt smart. Two smart fellows, they felt smart. Three smart fellows, they all felt smart.
Pope Sixtus VI’s six texts.
I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit.
She sells sea shells by the sea shore. The shells she sells are surely seashells. So if she sells shells on the seashore, I’m sure she sells seashore shells.
Mrs. Smith’s Fish Sauce Shop.
“Surely Sylvia swims!” shrieked Sammy, surprised. “Someone should show Sylvia some strokes so she shall not sink.”
A Tudor who tooted a flute tried to tutor two tooters to toot. Said the two to their tutor, “Is it harder to toot or to tutor two tooters to toot?”
Shy Shelly says she shall sew sheets.
Three free throws.
I am not the pheasant plucker, I’m the pheasant plucker’s mate. I am only plucking pheasants ‘cause the pheasant lucker’s running late.
Sam’s shop stocks short spotted socks.
A flea and a fly flew up in a flue. Said the flea, “Let us fly!” Said the fly, “Let us flee!” So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?
Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.
A bitter biting bittern Bit a better brother bittern, And the bitter better bittern Bit the bitter biter back. And the bitter bittern, bitten, By the better bitten bittern, Said: “I’m a bitter biter bit, alack!”
A noisy noise annoys an oyster.
The myth of Miss Muffet.
Mr. See owned a saw. And Mr. Soar owned a seesaw. Now See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw . Before Soar saw See, Which made Soar sore. Had Soar seen See’s saw Before See sawed Soar’s seesaw, See’s saw would not have sawed
Soar’s seesaw. So See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw. But it was sad to see Soar so sore Just because See’s saw sawed
Friendly Frank flips fine flapjacks.
Vincent vowed vengeance very vehemently.
Cheap ship trip.
I cannot bear to see a bear Bear down upon a hare. When bare of hair he strips the hare, Right there I cry, “Forbear!”
Lovely lemon liniment.
Gertie’s great-grandma grew aghast at Gertie’s grammar.
Tim, the thin twin tinsmith
Fat frogs flying past fast.
I need not your needles, they’re needless to me; For kneading of noodles, ‘twere needless, you see; But did my neat knickers but need to be kneed, I then should have need of your needles indeed.
Flee from fog to fight flu fast!
The boot black bought the black boot back.
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.
We surely shall see the sun shine soon.
Moose noshing much mush.
Ruby Rugby’s brother bought and brought her back some rubber baby-buggy bumpers.
Sly Sam slurps Sally’s soup.
My dame hath a lame tame crane, My dame hath a crane that is lame.
Six short slow shepherds.
A tree toad loved a she-toad Who lived up in a tree. He was a two-toed tree toad But a three-toed toad was she. The two-toed tree toad tried to win The three-toed she-toad’s heart, For the two-toed tree toad loved the ground That the three-toed tree toad trod. But the two-toed tree toad tried in vain. He couldn’t please her whim. From her tree toad bower
With her three-toed power The she-toad vetoed him.
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