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Tongue twisters

Hi everyone, 

 

Most languages have their own, and they can be quite a challenge for adults and children alike ... Tongue Twisters are phrases designed to be particularly difficult to articulate. They can be used to help improve one's pronunciation, but most importantly they're a usually a good laugh smiley

 

As my mother tongue is French, I only know tongue twisters in that language and none in English.  Since yesterday was Tongue twisters Day, I thought it'd be a great opportunity for you guys to help me discover some of your favourite tongue twisters, in English or any language! It'll be really fun to see what they look like, and try to pronounce them thinking

 

Here are a couple of French "virelangues":

 

  • Si six scies scient six cyprès, six cents scies scient six cent cyprès.
  • Ce ver vert sévère sait verser ses verres verts. 
  • Les chaussettes de l'archi-duchesse, sont-elles sèches ou archi-sèches.

 

Looking forward to your replies joy

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Re: Tongue twisters

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?

 

Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?

 

joyI know a lot more but you have to be careful how you say them. They could result in swearing...innocent

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Oh here you go. lol

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Re: Tongue twisters

An American one for you @EmilieT:

 

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

 

Say that fast 5 times when you've had a drink LOL

 

And don't ask me what a woodchuck is. I think it's some sort of small animal but never seen one myself.

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@Glory1  I thought a woodchuck was a bird....?? joy

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No I was wrong @Glory1. It's one of these

 

Image result for Images of a woodchuck

 

Funnily enough the wording next to this pic was 'Do woodchucks really chuck wood?' Lol

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Yes @Cleoriff I googled and found a couple more pics. As I say never seen one but then they're unlikely to be bopping down a Manhattan street LOL

 

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Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry (repeat as fast as you can).
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Re: Tongue twisters

A game of ‘fuzzy duck’ anyone?
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@Anonymous wrote:
A game of ‘fuzzy duck’ anyone?

perhaps not LOL