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Twenty Three Tricky Tongue Twisters

Updated on February 5, 2016

A short description about Tongue Twisters

Tongue twisters are small or long sentences that are needed to be read quickly and correctly. The sentences are twisted and have same sounding words that makes them difficult to read at one go. It doesn't matter how the sentence goes, but the sentence should be readable and make sense. The sentences usually contain same sounding words or the words starting from the same latter, making the sentence difficult to read, but it is fun to read them and making weird sound while trying to pronounce them all correctly.

Tongue Twisters are short, funny, and healthy games with no age limit for the player.They are enjoyed by almost everyone. Tongue twisters have said to increase a player's IQ, because the mind needs to react relatively quickly than our usual reading habit. The best part of the game is that the sentences are easy but are arranged in a complexed way. But practice makes a man perfect, so practising tongue twisters can easily make anyone very good at reading them. Your mind also gets used to of reading quickly and accurately.

Below you'll get to read twenty three amazing but challenging tongue twisters, some are already known and some are new. Enjoy reading them and challenge your siblings, parents, colleagues, and friends to read them quicker and without any mistake.

Here you go!

I have arranged the tongue twisters into several levels. They go from easier and shorter twisters first to longer and tougher towards the bottom of the article. I have also added two challenging tongue twisters that are not easily read by everyone and use most of the reading skill. Let's see how many of them you can read without a pause. Best of luck folks!

There are only two main rules of reading tongue twisters:

1. Read the whole sentences quickly.

2. Read it all without any pause or a mistake.

Now let's start reading them, here you go!

LEVEL I: Short but not easy!

So first of all we've some really short tongue twisters. They are no more than 10 words long each. But I assure you they're not that easy to go.

  • Few free fruit flies fly from flames
  • Can you can a can as a canner cans a can?
  • Betty beat a bit of butter to make a better butter.
  • I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream.
  • Fifty-five flags freely flutter from the floating frigate.

So, how did they go? Not that easy, are they? Never mind, let's see how the level two goes.

But if you managed to read them all correctly and quickly, then you've done great. Short tongue twisters are considered a little more tougher than the long ones. So let's move forward and have some more fun.

LEVEL 2: You can do these as well!

OK now after you're done with level one, you can go for level two, these tongue twisters are a little longer than those above, but are a little more complexed as well.

  • Lara looks lost after Lucky lost his lucky letter from him late Letty.
  • Rita repeated what Reardon recited when Reardon read the remarks.
  • Ted sent Fred ten hens yesterday so Fred’s fresh bread is ready already.
  • How many sheets could a sheet slitter if a sheet slitter could slit sheets?
  • The driver was drunk and drove the doctor’s car directly into the deep ditch.

So friends, I know we all got confused while reading them. But that's more fun, isn't it? see how marvellous our tongue, it can produce so many sounds!

And in case you've done them all correctly! then you're an amazing reader. thumbs up for the next level.

Level 3: Long and Lost

Let's see how level three goes. Most of the people will loose the track of what they are reading about and will stuck at several places before completing the sentences.

  • If you’re keen on stunning kites and cunning stunts, buy a cunning stunning stunt kite.
  • Badmin was able to beat Bill at billiards, but Bill always beat Badmin badly at badminton.
  • He saw a sea shell on the seashore but the sea shell he saw on the sea shore was not the seashell.
  • Franc’s father is frying French fries for his five fire fighter friends after they finished a fire fighting in a factory.
  • There is no need to light a night light on a light night like tonight, for a bright night light is just like a slight light.
  • Mr. See owned a saw and Mr. Soar owned a see-saw. Now See’s saw sawed Soar’s see-saw before Soar saw See.
  • A pleasant peasant keeps a pleasant pheasant and both the peasant and the pheasant are having a pleasant time together.
  • Tom took a tray of tasty turkey with tomato tart from Tom’s Tasty Treat to treat the teary Tommy standing outside the train station.
  • A Finnish fisher named Fisher failed to fish any fish one Friday afternoon and finally he found out a big fissure in his fishing net.

Now that you've read the major part of the tongue twisters of this hub, I feel pretty confident that you can easily got for the last and the most complexed tongue twisters. They are worth trying after reading all of those above.

Level IV: I am an expert

Level four contains real long and very confusing tongue twister. If you manage to real them all without a single problem, then my words, you're a genius.

  • Amid the mists with coldest frosts, with barest wrists and stoutest boasts, he thrusts hid fists against the posts, and still insists you see the ghost.
  • How many cookies could a good cook cook if a good cook could cook cookies? A good cook could cook as much cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies.
  • Whether the weather is fine or weather the weather is not. Whether the weather is cold or whether the weather is hot. We’ll weather the weather whether we like it or not.
  • Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A pack of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, where is the pack of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

So that was the last set of tongue twisters, and I am sure it was fun reading them all. You can also create your own tongue twisters by writing down all the possible related words by each alphabet and then making a complete sentences out of them.

For those who actually read all the above tongue twisters without any mistake, you guys deserve a treat. Go treat yourself at a nearby coffee shop or a snack bar and enjoy having an amazing and incredible mind in your head.

I hope you all enjoyed reading the tongue twisters. Do share them with your friends and see how funny sounds they make while reading them.

Any comments, or suggestions, please let me know!

How many of the above tongue twister could you read at one go?

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      8 months ago

      very hard

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      Syeda Akhtar 

      3 years ago from Shenynag, China

      thank you Amrot

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      3 years ago

      Nice collection, looking forward for more interesting hubs

    • tajoo profile imageAUTHOR

      Syeda Akhtar 

      3 years ago from Shenynag, China

      Thank you

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      3 years ago

      Nice work, keep it up (Y) ;-)

    • tajoo profile imageAUTHOR

      Syeda Akhtar 

      3 years ago from Shenynag, China

      yes, right tone makes the right pronunciation..

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      Jonas Rodrigo 

      3 years ago

      The last challenge wasn't so much a matter of pronunciation but of tone; but it was tricky nonetheless.


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