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Funny Tongue Twisters

Updated on June 12, 2013

Test Your Tongue

Some things are just easy to say, words flow of the tongue and come out of your mouth without you really having to think about it.

The trouble begins though when you try to speak fast you begin having to think faster and the words just won't come into your head fast enough leaving you stuttering a lot and reapeating a lot of the words over and over.

You can with practice train your brain to keep up with what you are saying though through the use of tongue twisters, tongue twisters are fun sentences or poems that usually contain difficult words or words that sound similar to each other. They try to they confuse your brain and trick you into saying them wrong.

Peter's Pickled Peppers

Peter picked his peppers and put them in a jar, much easier to say.
Peter picked his peppers and put them in a jar, much easier to say. | Source

Popular Tongue Twisters

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

Why is it that four simple words on their own are so easy to say but when you put them together in a sentence and try to say them fast you find it almost impossible.

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry is even difficult to say at normal speed, the best way to get your tongue around this one is to start of slow and speed up why don't you give it a try?

I always end up with a wed wolly rellow lolly.

Peter Piper

Tongue Twisters are a great fun way to help develop your children's speech, playing games to see who can say them correctly and in the fastest time, when mistakes are made everyone has a good old laugh about it.

Peter Piper is a great poem to test your tongue and race against the clock with.

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?"

She Sells Sea Shells

Easy for you to say but certainly not for me.
Easy for you to say but certainly not for me. | Source

Fun Tongue Twisters

She Sells Sea Shells, By The Seashore

Because Sh and s combine in this short tongue twister becomes very difficult to say because sh and s's start merging with each other

She sells sea shells, by the sea shore, try this one and see if you can avoid saying She Shells Shea sells by the shea sore.

Betty Botter Had Some Butter

Betty botter is one of the longer tongue twisters and this one can really tickle your tongue, give it a try, again start of slow and speed up for best results.

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.

Sally Seashells and Peter Piper. A tongue twister song by Bryant Oden

Short Tongue Twisters

A few difficult one liners

The Sixth Sick Sheik's Sixth Sheep's Sick

These ones really get your tongue twisting and turning.

A big bug bit the little beetle but the little beetle bit the big bug back.

These thousand tricky tongue twisters trip thrillingly off the tongue.

The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.

It's not the cough that carries you off, it's the coffin they carry you off in!

A very valiant viking visited a very virgin vegetarian vomiting vegetables.

Pheasant Plucker

I am not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's son.  I am only plucking pheasants 'till the pheasant plucker comes.
I am not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's son. I am only plucking pheasants 'till the pheasant plucker comes. | Source

Dangerous Tounge Twisters

silly Simon's sitting in a shoe shine shop. Where he sits he shines, and where he shines he sits.

Again with the poop!

I am not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's son.
I am only plucking pheasants 'till the pheasant plucker comes.

I really am a pleasant fellow.

Six stick shifts stuck shut.

OK I Promise no more poop.

I am the best mother pheasant plucker,

That ever plucked a mother pheasant!

Yes said about that one.

Rude Tongue Twisters

Some times people will try to foll you by trying to get you to say things fast that are not real tongue twisters, These ones are really just plays on words which end up making you say something rude.

Polish It Behind The Door

This doesn't even look like a tongue twister but if you say it fast enough you will soon realise what Polly actually did do behind the door.

I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit and on the slitted sheet I sit

Again I don't really want to know what happened on the slitted sheet.

One smart fellow, he felt smart.
Two smart fellows, they felt smart.
Three smart fellows, they all felt smart.

Do you smell something?

Mrs Puggy Wuggy has a square cut punt.
Not a punt cut square,
Just a square cut punt.
It's round in the stern and blunt in the front.
Mrs Puggy Wuggy has a square cut punt.

No Comment!

Mrs Hunt had a country cut front in the front of her country cut pettycoat.

Poor Mrs Hunt.

Tongue Twister Pole

Can You Say "Red Lorry Yellow Lorry" ten times in a row without messing it up?

See results

Make A Tongue Twister With Your Name

Why not try something new and make up a tongue twister using your own name it can be quite difficult to find words to rhyme but challenging and lots of fun.

Here is one I made from my own name

Jimmythejock's nylon socks cause static shocks which jimmy thinks is shocking that his nylon socks can shock.

Give it a try for yourself I am sure that you can do much better than I did.

Share your personal tongue twister in the comments box below.


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      Marie Hurt 

      7 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Lots here that are new to me. Thanks for the fun read.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      I can read them but saying them is another story. Fun article!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks Jimmy, this was fun!! I haven't tried to say tongue twisters in a while. Now my tongue is all twisted! :)

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      elise :D 

      10 years ago

      they were rlyu good ones, im really not good at the tounge twisters! but i have one that you can try...'I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish'.

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      10 years ago

      are touge twisters hard

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      tech for geek 

      12 years ago

      nice hub....thanks

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      Job Nigeria 

      12 years ago

      funny hub...i love it

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      12 years ago

      how did tongue twister get their name

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      12 years ago

      gus2 ko funny tounge twisters

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      Jason Menayan 

      13 years ago from San Francisco

      These are great. I taught a handful of them to my students in Poland (wish I had your complete list back then). The most famous Polish one is:

      W Strzebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie (believe me, it's as difficult as it looks).

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      Jimmy the jock 

      13 years ago from Scotland

      Thanks cgull8m have fun.....jimmy

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      Jimmy the jock 

      13 years ago from Scotland

      nice one chuck wat a goose i turned out to be lol.....jimmy

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      13 years ago from North Carolina

      Great ones I will share it with my friend, I just a heard a few in this list. Thanks.

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      Chuck Nugent 

      13 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      I am familiar with some of these but you had some that I had never heard of and really enjoyed.

      Here is one that my Father used to play on us. It is not really a tongue twister but, when you say it fast as required, the result is funny. According to my Father, there was a secret society in Siam (Thailand) and to join it you just had to repeat this mantra fast: "Oh waa, ta goo, Siam" Have your children say this fast and you will see the humor. Lol Chuck


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