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Humor: Czech Chicken Checker Tongue Twister

Updated on October 21, 2014


Where indeed do humorous thoughts originate? This piece started with my happening to think of "a Czech chicken checker." It goes on from there. It just might be a humorous tale one could memorize so as to use it for a little humor where humor is needed (similar to my answer to the age-old question: "Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?" But that is an anecdote for another time.)

Checking Chickens

[Read this outloud to yourself, and then you will want to challenge others to read it to you. Sometimes nonsense is sensible fun!]

A man from Czechoslovakia, vacationing in Saudi Arabia, exchanged his job in a chicken factory for that of a well-to-do royal Arab tailor.

The nicely dressed Arab sheik took the job in Czechoslovakia checking chickens and, thus, became a chic sheik, Czech chicken checker.

One day, when he stayed home claiming sick leave, his friends at the chicken processing plant called him "the slick, 'sick,' chic, sheik, not-a-Czech, 'Czech' chicken checker."

His boss, however, suspected he was not really sick, but only trying to take some extra time off. So his boss asked a police intelligence officer to investigate.

So it was that the Czech Cheka checked the slick, "sick," chic, sheik,. not-a-Czech, Czech chicken checker.

The sheik was found to have not told the entire truth, and became the departed, deported, slick, chic, "sick," sheik, not-a-Czech, Czech chicken checker the Czech Cheka checked.

On his return to Saudi Arabia the sheik explained that he had taken his sick leave to see a sick Sikh, and thus it was the he came to end his checkered Czech career checking Czech chickens as "the slick, 'sick,' chic, sheik, not-a-Czech, Czech chicken checker the Czech Cheka checked for seeing a sick Sikh from Sikkim!"

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Everyone knows a tongue twister, and some people can even repeat them!


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      Demas W Jasper 6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Yes, wrapping your twisted tongue around a tongue twister can be a mental break without a breaking point. ;-]